So, when the zip Lockwood was released i jumped straight on that band wagon! I love the ochre/cognac colour so this would be prefect for me. Secretly I always wished filofax had done it with a snap.
Luckily my wish was granted and they released a snap closure version! I ordered the cognac and the garnet from Coleman's and would choose which I wanted to keep once they were here. I like my leathers to have some character... wrinkles, lines and different shades of colour on one piece of leather really catches my eye so the cognac ticked all the boxes. The garnet is gorgeous but just too smooth for me so instead of sending it back, I popped it on my shop :)
The Lockwood is made from deluxe leather and compared to my maldens antiqued leather it's very shiny and feels much more conditioned (maybe that's a nod to me giving the malden a good old drink!)
Here's a comparison between the two.....
As you can see, the colour is very similar. That's a question I've been asked a lot, how the colours compare.
The Lockwood is much more structured compared to the malden. When mine came it was very stiff. I knew that when I ordered it I would be giving it a good old bend and massage once it arrived just to loosen that leather and make it alittle softer. Which I did and it has softened a lot. Not to the maldens floppiness but it is softer never the less!
So, here he is in all his glory!
As you can see, it does have lots more wrinkle to it now I've given it a bend. When I say I bend them to soften them I literally mean I bend them! I take all the inserts out and bend the leather in all different directions! Don't be scared to do that, it's leather and in time it will get softer :)
It has the same zipper pocket on the back and the same pocket on the front. They are alittle stiff to get into but again with time that'll get easier.
The one thing that I do not like about the Lockwood is that it has an elastic pen loop 😑 in time that'll stretch out and be no good! Luckily my Parker jotter isn't too big and doesn't stretch it out.
It has the normal card slots at the front. Four card slots and a full lenght pocket behind them.
At the back it has another full lenght pocket and what was a suprise to me, A kind of half pocket in the middle. At first I thought the stitching had come away and was ready to email Coleman's to complain!! 🙈
I haven't set it up any different to my normal set up. I've used my little woodland animal dividers because I love how they look with the ochre/cognac :)
I also still have my pictures at the back, I like to have them with me everywhere I go :)
I'm still using my Kate spade inserts and will be so so sad when 2016 comes as I've heard they won't be making them again!! 😫
Overall I'm really liking it. It's a beautiful book and I'm pleased i added it to my collection. Until I got the email from Coleman's that they had them in stock, I hadn't heard much more about them?! Filofax had said they were bringing out a snap version but that was all I'd heard!
I hope that this review helps anyone that's thinking of getting one. I've answered all the questions I've been asked about the Lockwood plus the comparison between it and the malden :)
Have a lovely Monday friends, until the next time......