Evening Light is an incredibly high quality Italian leather. The color makes me think of how the sky looks as the sun starts setting. That gorgeous pink and orange layer just above the horizon. The one you get to gaze at when you are on a road trip somewhere amazing. When you forget about your to do list and remember that the Earth is actually wondrous to behold. This is the color that helps you remember that emails, laundry, and bills are small things, and there’s a great big magical world out there.
It has medium firm feel with a smooth topside. It's a waxed leather so the finish has a light sheen. The leather is vegetable tanned, which adds to it's amazing smell. It ages quite well. This leather will take a scratch, so I wouldn't carry it with my keys, unless you like that look. The leather has a great pullup, meaning if you bend or pull up on the leather the waxes and oils redistribute and create a lighter grey color. (If you like this look - roll your cover when you get it to bring out the wrinkles and pink tones.)
Pockets: These folios come with some very functional pocket configurations. On the inside front pocket on the folio has a slip pocket for the front of your notebook. On top of that are two V pockets. The top pocket is great for credit cards or washi cards, and the bottom pocket is great for sticker sheets (or even another card placed vertically.) The pocket leather is nice and thin, which allows for maximum function without making the notebook thick. The inside back pocket is a slip pocket to slide the back cover of your notebook in.
Elastics: You can add an optional belly band if you choose. If you don't want a belly band, just type NONE in the box. (I personally don't use them as they don't need one for the folio to stay closed.)
Thread: There are several thread options to choose from. Salmon is a near perfect match for this leather. White and Oatmeal would also look great. Sample is shown with Salmon thread.
A6 - Fits A6 Hobo English or Japanese, and the A6 Stalogy.
A6 5 Yr Hobonichi - Fits just the 5 year A6 Hobo.
B6 - Fits B6 Stalogy Perfectly.
Hobonichi Weeks - Fits either the regular or mega weeks. (Too large for the Softcover version.)
Finish: Light Sheen
TopSide: Smooth - Frequent Fat Wrinkles and Lightning Strikes
Pull Up: Pulls up lighter pinky orange
Smell: So Good
Scratch: Will Scratch
Color: Warm dark pink with orange undertones.
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