Updated February 11, 2021 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Leather Portfolios

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Even in today's casual-Friday-all-week world, there are still many professional settings where appearances are important. One of these leather padfolios will instantly identify you as someone who values organization and style – without having to wear a tie or a suit. They are all practical options for transporting your papers, electronic devices, and pens to your next meeting. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Cutter & Buck Legacy

2. Saddleback Full Grain

3. Maruse Executive

Editor's Notes

February 10, 2021:

After researching the various leather portfolios available on the market, we have determined that no changes needed to be made to our recommendations during this update. While there are always new styles being released, and which appeals most to a person is going to be subjective, we feel that we have currently have a good representation of the various options available, from minimalist portfolios like the Saddleback Full Grain, to models with numerous compartments and pen slots, such as the Aaron Premium. Our selection also comes in a nice range of qualities and price points, as evidenced by the budget-friendly Samsill Stitch, which is crafted from bonded leather, and the premium the KomalC Luxury, which is made from beautiful and durable full-grain buffalo hide.

June 07, 2019:

There's something about a leather portfolio that instantly conveys an important message: I am a business professional who must be taken seriously. But we know that tastes vary, so we've kept a range of both complex and simple options. For those who need to carry electronics as well as paper, the Cutter & Buck Legacy or Alpine Swiss Business are viable options, with the former being more expensive than the latter. It also offers a more luxurious feel and will be with you for years to come, assuming you don't misplace it. If simple is more your speed, then the Leatherology Organizer or the Saddleback Full Grain could be worth a look. The Saddleback is known for durability, so if you're rough on your business gear, it can take the abuse. It's also guaranteed for 100 years, something you won't find from many other choices. But it, like most, is available in staid browns and black, so if you need more color, look at the Leatherology option. Teal, Turmeric, Taupe — the colors are just as vibrant as they are plentiful.

Special Honors

Pad & Quill Luxury If you never leave the house without both a tablet and some writing paper, then the Pad & Quill Luxury may be just the choice that suits. Crafted with attention to small details, it features orange accent stitching and the signature of the artisan who made it. padandquill.com

Coach Metropolitan Portfolio Although the brand's popularity waxes and wanes, it's hard not to appreciate the styling of the Coach Metropolitan Portfolio. The pebbled calf leather is sleek, and as a bonus, it sports a highly convenient carrying handle, something that not many choices have. coach.com

Maxwell-Scott Dimaro Croco You can show off just a bit at your next conference with the Maxwell-Scott Dimaro Croco, an elegant faux-crocodile leather option that has just enough organizational tools to be useful but not so many that it feels overstuffed. Purchasing it may have you saying see you later, alligator, to all of your cash, though. maxwellscottbags.com

4. Leatherology Binder

5. Samsill Stitch

6. Alpine Swiss Business

7. KomalC Luxury

8. Leatherology Organizer

9. Aaron Premium

10. Royce Leather Aristo


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 11, 2021 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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