by Tony Thomas
I have been looking at various planners for awhile, including the highly-esteemed Filofax. However, I am not a big fan of ring binders and prefer the Circa/Arc/Rollabind disc binders and accessories.
As a result, I decided to ditch my spartan Circa leather cover and commission the wonderful folks at Hidebound Leather to create a nice leather planner cover for me.
After consulting with them, I found that the easiest way to create such a planner was to start with a regular book cover and customize it.
After carefully measuring my Circa notebook including the discs, I picked the Classic Vintage Cognac large book cover ($45) and added the Folio pocket option ($15). Check out the link here.
It took them about a week to create the cover and it arrived a few days after that. I am very pleased with the result. The cover is made of really soft and supple leather and, after a just a few weeks of use, it is already providing a nice, slightly distressed, "lived-in" look. I really love it!
See the You Tube video I recorded about this cover here.