INDIE NOTEBOOK - $40
Inspired by one of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks that had a simple string closure and other covers in this style, this is my twist on a classic. This version accepts just about any 3.5x5.5" softcover notebooks: from Field Notes to Moleskine® to Doane Paper to Word Notebooks to Clairefontaine. You can fit 1-4 notebooks in there comfortably depending on their thickness and the whole thing is kept tidy with an elastic closure. This leather is a special matte version of Horween Chromexcel in their "natural" color. The leather will last two lifetimes and the elastic is easily replaceable.
INDIE PEN NOTEBOOK - $50
Same as above, but with the addition of an elastic pen loop. The elastic can take almost any size pen and the leather folds over your pen protecting it from scratches in your pocket or bag.
3.5x5.5" SIMPLE NOTEBOOK COVER - $50
This is a simple notebook cover for softcover 3.5x5.5" notebooks available from a variety of manufacturers (Field Notes, Moleskine®, Clairfontaine, Doane Paper, to name a few). It is one piece of Hermann Oak bridle leather folded and stitched. It is thin but durable leather, and the folded edges mean the smallest footprint in your pocket. You can fit two notebooks in it, one tucked into each flap. Available in the same colors as the Hobonichi covers.
3.5x5.5" STITCHED NOTEBOOK COVER - $70
The left flap is left partially open to make it easier to stash receipts, business cards and other whathaveyous. These are available in a wide variety of colors featuring Horween Chromexcel leathers.
This ships with a Field Notes notebook but fits many different 3.5"x5.5" softcover notebooks from Moleskine, WordNotebooks, Doane Paper, Clairefontaine (for you fountain pen lovers) and many others. You can easily carry two notebooks in this cover, one with its back cover tucked into the right flap, another with its front cover tucked into the left flap.
3.5x5.5" STITCHED NOTEBOOK COVER WITH PEN SLEEVE - $90
Same as the above model, but this time with the addition of a pen sleeve. My pen sleeve is meant to swallow the whole pen, including the clip, so there is nothing to catch on your back pocket or anything else. These are available in a wide variety of colors featuring Horween Chromexcel leathers. The next step up in functionality after this is my Park Sloper Senior. That model adds card slots and the convenience of using it as a wallet as well.
This ships with a Field Notes notebook but fits many different 3.5"x5.5" softcover notebooks from Moleskine, WordNotebooks, Doane Paper, Clairefontaine (for you fountain pen lovers) and many others. You can easily carry two notebooks in this cover, one with its back cover tucked into the right flap, another with its front cover tucked into the left flap. The pen sleeve will fit pens up to about 11mm in diameter.
No stitching on the spine means thread will not wear through over time. A front flap that is open at the top means you can tuck away receipts, business cards and other whathaveyous. Full-size font and back flaps means a perfect writing surface under each page.
This works great in a back jeans pocket. As long as you position the pen on the outside edge of your back pocket (which remains almost straight when sitting), this is very comfortable back there. There is very little risk of bending or breaking pens. I carry this with a pen in my back pocket frequently and hardly notice it even when sitting.
3.5x5.5" MOLESKINE SOFTCOVER - $65
I stock leather covers for flexible Softcover Pocket Moleskine notebooks. Elastic strap functionality is preserved and I use the thin Hermann Oak bridle leather for these. They age and patina gorgeously.