Sheathing something in supple leather generally is a statement of sophistication and class, unless that thing is you, in which case the statement is more about flagellation and your ass. Doling all manner of non-S&M leathery goodness, J.J. Boyles.
From a Hoosier State gal with a fondness for animal hide finery, JJB turns out a wide assortment of goodies made from premium veg-tanned leather that's hand-rubbed to achieve assorted patinas (what, you didn't think beautiful hues could result from a jack, man?). There're multitudes of journals with varying colors and closure systems, from a pre-filled envelope-style burgundy number, to a black model outfitted with a combination lock, to a top-opening, brass button piece designed to be more compatible with lefties, which surprisingly doesn't come in red, comrade. There's also an array of products designed for more modern pursuits, like an iPad case with a belt-style flap closure; simpler sleeves sized for both iPads and Kindles; and a more compact iPhone case with a sliding flap and contrasting red "baseball stitching", because plain thread just looks sew-sew.
For a personal touch they'll monogram purchases with up to three letters for free, which is fine and all, though when sheathed in leather, isn't your first preference to pay?
Published: November 29, 2010 at 4:00am EST
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