The Goods Nota Bene – $120

As much as I love technology, there’s just something about writing things down that is so helpful. I’ve tried to take advantage of countless digital calendars, notepads, and productivity apps, but nothing compares to a trusty notebook. The Nota Bene from The Goods is a small, stylish notebook cover that aims to keep you organized the old-fashioned way.

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About The Goods

The Goods is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand that creates essentials for the modern man. Their product line is full of simple, sophisticated products for stylish people on the go. Founded in 2013, The Goods keeps things minimalist, selling only a few products on their website. Their product line has gradually expanded to include home goods and sunglasses, but their main focus is on electronics covers and everyday carry items.

The Goods is actually home to one of my favorite products I’ve reviewed here on BestLeather, which I am constantly evangelizing about. It’s a MacBook cord case they call The Loop. Check it out! 

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The Nota Bene is constructed with the same thick black vegetable-tanned leather as the rest of The Goods’ product line, and lined with suede. It is a very simple design with two card slots on the left side, and a notebook slot and a triangle shaped pen holder on the right. It measures in around 4″ x 7″ x 2″ and holds a small (3.5″ x 5.5″) Moleskine notebook or a regular Field Notes notebook if you are looking for something thinner and lighter. The bottom extends out a little further, allowing the user to access the pen without unsnapping the entire notebook cover.

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The card holders are great for holding business cards and other little notes from meetings. It’s a great little tool for writing down thoughts on-the-go or in meetings. The black snap is sleek and sturdy. I appreciate having a snap closure because I like to tuck little papers in the pages of my notebooks and this way nothing falls out.

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As to be expected from The Goods, the Nota Bene has a beautiful, sleek style. It fits in perfectly with the rest of the product line and looks sharp with The Loop and The Crew which are breaking in nicely. The black leather is a nice matte color that looks at home in both business and casual settings.

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The Nota Bene is a sleek, attractive accessory that I’ve found myself carrying with me nearly every day. It’s made in the USA with high-quality materials and will outlast many, many notebooks. It fits in very nicely with their sleek product line and looks great as a matching set.

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