private listing for MK - Jr. Legal Padfolio - black bridle / black thread

$234.00 $260.00


1. You must contact me before purchasing one of these to discuss color options.
2. This is the 5"x8" "junior legal" size and only fits that pads that size (Doane Paper makes one).
3. These are made to order and take 2-3 weeks to ship.

This is a genuine 100% handmade-in-the-USA product. No sewing machines, no assembly lines. Just top quality raw materials put together by hand. To learn more, check out Etsy's feature of my shop: And read more about my philosophy at


This folio fits 5" x 8" junior size notepads. It comes loaded with a simple lined notepad, but I highly recommend Doane Paper's graph+lines version of this size pad, seen in these photos. There are lots of pockets on the left - the two on the top and bottom are sized specifically for credit and business cards, the middle on in that tier fits 3x5 notecards. The next tier has two equal size pockets that perfectly fit 3.5x5.5" notebooks like those from Field Notes, Moleskine, DoanePaper, Word and many others. One more full size pocket can handle larger items. You can also use the space behind the notebook on the right side as another pocket. You can stuff this thing full of goodies if you like.

I also make this in A5 size to fit the Rhodia no16 and other 5.8"x8.3" pads. See my other listings for that version.


This model comes with a lined notepad but does NOT come with a pen. The pen loop will fit many pens up to about 1.4cm in diameter (Karas Kustoms INK, seen here, Lamy 2000, Pelican M1000). Smaller pens work just as well in this pen loop.

This folio will ride comfortably in a bag or purse and makes an elegant and excellent organizational accessory.


Please contact me to discuss color options before you purchase.


The exterior leather is soft and waxy (and smells heavenly), from the Horween Tannery in Chicago. The interior pieces are built from bridle leather from the Hermann Oak Tannery in St. Louis. This piece will age and patina beautifully and will last for decades.

I make these to order. Contact me before purchase so we can discuss color options.


Buyers are responsible for all taxes, duties and customs fees.

Shipping from United States


In-stock items (all items not labeled otherwise) ship in 1-3 business days.

"Build-Your-Own" or custom orders: take 3-4 weeks to ship.

Belts are all made to order and also take 3-4 weeks to ship.

We fill orders in the order they were received. If you need something rushed or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thank you in advance for your patience while we craft each item with care!


Default shipping: First Class Domestic and First Class International

This usually means a couple days or less to the west coast, 4-7 days to the east coast, and 5-14+ days to the rest of the world.

FYI: Tracking is not always updated reliably with First Class Mail. Also, tracking is NOT UPDATED reliably, if at all for First Class International mail once it leaves the USA. Don't hate me, I'm just the messenger. 

I do not ship via UPS or FedEx. Sorry/not sorry. 


Priority Mail - The biggest advantage to Priority Mail is that it includes insurance up to $100. Often this is worth the few extra bucks. It is very rare that a package gets damaged or lost, but it does happen.

Priority Mail may speed deliver over regular First Class Mail by a day or two, especially effective to the east coast.

Usually delivered in 1-3 days. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout. 

Priority Mail Express - next day delivery to most Unites States addresses. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout. 


Priority Mail International. Usually 6-10 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.

Priority Mail Express International. Usually 3-5 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I accept returns of stock items that are unused and in re-sellable condition. I do NOT accept returns of monogrammed items or belts as they are custom sized (unless I screwed up). I stand behind my products and want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have a problem, get in touch and we'll make it right.



I am happy to make many of my products in your choice of custom color, leather and thread. In general I do not take custom design work, but you can always ask. Custom order turnaround can be anywhere from few days up to a few weeks. Get in touch if you'd like to arrange a custom request.

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