Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by BB523 I recently purchased the buffalo document case and received it a couple of days ago. From the outside, the buffalo leather appears to be of high quality. The hardware on the outside is gold (it appears silver in the pictures of the product). With no real description provided and going off the other answered questions on this product, I expected to receive a standard leather document case that is able to hold a pad of paper. When opening the product, the first thing that is evident is a gaudy "GENUINE LEATHER" stamped in gold on the card case of the left side. This is seen no where in the original images or the supplemental images posted. This severely detracts from the otherwise subtle elegance of this document case. Owning a buffalo leather wallet from Brooks Brothers which is simply subtly embossed with no added color, and due to the misleading pictures, I did not expect this at all. In addition, while examining the right side of the case, I noticed it was not possible to slip a notepad into a holder, but rather was limited to just zipping it up in the case. Personally, I find this design to be less attractive and practical than have the pad secured into the case.
The document case from the outside is very attractive and looks to be of very high quality. However, the gold stamp on the inside (which will be very visible assuming a pad is placed on the right), in addition to the lack of a way to slip a pad of paper into the right side make me question whether or not this product is one which I would recommend. If I do decide to keep this case, I will update the review to reflect upon its durability.
December 27, 2013