News from Filofax has been very scarce and hard to come by in this last year, your readers want to know what to expect this year.
Your mission Steve, should you decide to accept it is to find out what you can about the new additions to the range this year.
As always, should you or any of your I.M. Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.
This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Steve."
So I had my instructions... I was on a mission to discover what I could about the new 2016 Filofax range, and what would be left of the previous models as well... would the Malden survive another year or not.....? These would be the questions I would be seeking to answer.
So what did we find out....
We found that there would be some new 'Pocket Slim' models in the Lockwood and Nappa models, by Slim I'm guessing 15mm ring size, or may be 13mm.
In the Pocket size there are some new lower price models that we already know about and have seen, but coming out later in the year a 'Classic Croc' range in three colours.
In the Compact size the 'Classic Croc' model again and a new one called 'Heritage' it will be curious to see what that one looks like.
Another surprise return in a way... 'Personal Slim' for the Lockwood and Nappa ranges, again I'm guessing 11 or 13 mm ring sizes
The Personal size has the most changes to it. New colours for the Original, Lockwood models, as well as the Malden in Fuchsia and Kingfisher Blue. The Holborn gains a Nubuck Brown finish at a slightly higher price than the existing ones.
New models in this size include the Heritage and the Classic Croc
In the A5 size we will see new colours for the Original, Lockwood, Malden, Holborn. And once again the Classic Croc and Heritage get mentioned.
The Classic Croc is quite an expensive model, priced at a level that had been left vacant this last year.
Nothing new in the A4 size, with just the Metropol and Finsbury mentioned and no Mini organisers listed at all now.
The Clipbook A5 will be out in three new colours Navy, Orange and White.
No pictures as yet... dangling from a zip wire through a sky light is difficult at my age, with a torch between my teeth and an organiser and a pen.. I'm sure you will understand!!!
We will share pictures of these as soon as we know when the guard dog is asleep and he's been fed...
Mission accomplished.... roll titles and theme music...