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Friday, August 11, 2006

Moleskine Notebooks

If you are a fan of Moleskine notebooks you know that the recent news (if you didn't know you know now) of Moleskine's being made in China has everyone running to get the originals out of store shelves. From what I have read (I am yet to see a China made Moleskine yet), these newer Moleskines are of lesser quality. Not to bash China's industrial capacity, but I have heard of cheaper feeling oilskin cloth covers and ink soaking paper, etc., qualities that a devoted fan never encountered with a Moleskine. The reason Moleskines are so famous is because they are indeed a quality product. Every single notebook feels more like the work of an artesian than a mass produced item. So where am I going with all of this? Simple... in a panic I went ahead and counted how many of these valuable notebooks I have on reserve (before getting married I bought many of them) and the count is at 35 notebooks. I remember reading of people that said they couldn't walk out of a store that had them without purchasing one. So many times while on a new purchase I wondered why I was buying another notebook since I hadn't finished the one I was writing on, but now I feel vindicated. I never would have imagined a Moleskine made in China... perhaps another sign that the apocalypse is upon us.

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