Top positive review
FOUR STARS and why I took ONE star off AND....AN UPDATE A YEAR LATER
August 26, 2017
It's now Sept 2018 and I've had this just over a year. I rarely put in my bag, it is mostly sitting on my computer table. The blue is wearing off in spots and there is wear on some of the corners....SO if you throw your checkbook in your bag, I might rethink this one.
NEXT time I will get a less SMOOTH (doesn't really feel like leather), more "pebble" grain. The COLOR is great tho.
Wanted a decent checkbook cover to replace my old one, without spending a mint.
This one had great reviews, was only about $20 and said genuine leather, so thought I would give it a shot.
NICELY-PACKAGED - that was the first thing I noticed
LOVELY LINING - a kind of diamond-shaped patterned fabric - looks high quality
PEN HOLDER - there are TWO, one at the top, one at the bottom. The loop at the TOP allows me to use my regular pen, the loop at the bottom is just for a slim pen. I like you have both options!
RFID - a PLUS it is more secure than many checkbooks, can't be too careful
STITCHING/CRAFTSMANSHIP - well done. Doesn't look "shoddy" or cheap.
TEXTURE/LEATHER - while it says genuine leather, it is a very smooth texture and feels almost like a plastic/faux leather. Not sure how it will wear, it is just really...smooth. Just took a point off my review for that.
OVERALL THOUGH - FOUR STARS. If I had to get it again, I might not have just because of the texture of the leather, but likely would have. My only concern will be how it wears. .