The Filofax description describes it as follows:
Vintage inspired and exquisitely hand finished, the Exotic Organiser is made from Italian crocodile print deluxe leather. This stylish Personal organiser features internal pockets, pen holders and an expandable full height pocket with leather closure.So we will take a detailed look at this new model.
The organiser is wrapped in the now typical clear plastic wrapper, which of course is easily removed. The inserts are in cotton cream.
So without the wrapper you can see the detail of the crocodile print leather, which has a soft sheen to it.
The pattern continues around the spine where there is a straight seam and the traditional 'f' at the base of the spine.
The back cover has a similar pattern to the front.
Opening it up it doesn't quite lay flat out of the box, but it might soften up with age. The organiser is fitted with 23 mm internal diameter rings.
On the inside front cover we find the first of two pen loops these are leather elasticated ones. There are four vertical card slots as well as a full height slip pocket behind this section. You will notice the patterned leather is complemented by plain brown lambs leather on the interior.
On the inside back pocket there is an expanding flap covered pocket all in leather of course. And the second of the two pen loops, like the other it is in leather and it is elasticated.
Here we see a slightly different view of the interior of the Exotic. It is really good to see Filofax fitting two pen loops to a personal size organiser again. I hope we see this in other new models. I know a lot of people have asked for this additional pen loop.
Overall I think this might be a popular model. Filofax UK have this model priced at £125 for both the Personal and Compact models. Appleboom have them for €169 for both Personal and Compact
Here is a video of the personal size:
and another of the compact size which you will see is of a different design, but the same price.
On the Compact model, instead of a clasp it has a large flap and popper. There is an outside zipped pocket in the back cover. And an additional a full height pocket behind the flap pocket accessed from the outside edge. There is only a single elasticated pen loop on the compact model and in common with other compact models the ring size is reduced to 15 mm internal diameter.
Once again thank you to Joost Appelboom for supplying the review sample.
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