Well, firstly, I can’t fault the speed of service provided by Victor and the staff at Luxecadeautjes. Ordered Friday, 5th September from the Netherlands and arrived at my door in England at 8AM Monday, 8th September.
I’d originally been looking at the Gillio/Gigliodoro models there as I so love the A5 Divino, but I spotted this at the top of the page. I’d heard of Succes Agendas but had not really taken much notice until now. There was something so lovely about this one, and it’s different too. Then I find out that it’s based on the shoes made by Floris van Bommel, who again, I had never heard of. The outside is two types of tan coloured, well worn leather and the inside is purple. I’m not a big fan of things purple but this just looks so good with the tan outer.
It arrived well packaged and in a sturdy, reusable box. A beautiful smell of leather wafted up as I opened it, then as I removed it from the tissue wrap, the feel of the luxurious leather was amazing! As mentioned, 2 types of leather. The outer is Nile Buffalo leather, the main part is slightly pebbly but gloriously soft. The inner part of the pattern is a fine, smooth leather, again, so lovely to touch. The pattern and detail mimic the brogue style of shoes. The popper stud fastening is hidden and the word “Floris” has been embossed into the strap.
The purple inner is Calf Nappa leather. Inside, on the front cover there are 5 credit card slots and below that, some decorative punching. There are also 2 full height slots. At the back there’s one full height slot and a smaller horizontal slot, on which the Floris van Bommel signature and name are embossed. There are also ring protectors either side of the ring mechanism.
I feel a little sad moving out of my Malden because I really love that, but still…. well, you know 😉 There are a couple of cons versus the Malden. The rings are only 15mm compared to 19mm, the Malden has a slot on the back cover for a notepad, this doesn’t and of course, not forgetting the Malden’s full width back pocket. Fortunately, I’m adaptable 😀
Now for the photos –
Included inserts: 2014 week to view (can be used in 2025), personal info page, 5 tabbed dividers with icons rather than names or numbers, quadrille, plain, accounting, To Do, World Map, various information pages and contacts pages. The dividers are a dark blue and either thin plastic or plasticated card which is very sturdy and probably a lot more durable than most others. I’ve kept the A-Z ones in, but as I have my own personal dividers that suit me, I’ve put those in. There’s also a transparent flyleaf, today marker/ruler, a fold out map of Europe and 2 plastic envelopes, one with diagonal slots, presumably for business cards, the other plain with a top opening.
Compared to my Filofax pocket Malden
House move compelete
A final, little end note – I recently found some leather offcuts and I’m using them to make leather flyleaves for those that don’t already have them. This one was made for the Malden but looks just as good in here 😀