I'm on my 3rd SELF Journal and finally decided to buy a shield. I bought the brown, darker one. It looks great!
I’ve been eyeing the SHIELD for months now and have recently been able to afford it!
I chose the lighter version because I liked how the picture portrayed it’s ‘aging’ over time. When I got it I was honestly surprised at how light it actually is brand new. It’s sturdy and durable as hell. I can honestly see me having this shield for a lifetime to be honest. Very stiff at first but even after a couple of days it has relaxed (but not in a cheap way).
I can’t wait until the wear over time causes darkening in the leather.
It’s very smooth. I was surprised to find out that it doesn’t have a “pillow-ish” type look or feel but that’s okay (the advertised picture makes it look like it’s almost squishy soft, at least to me).
Overall, I’m excited that I finally have it in my possession. Shipping was really fast. I can’t wait until I can afford the other SHIELD color for my SCHOLAR journal! I can tell this leather will protect it until the end of time lol
I love my leather shield! It’s sturdy and durable and super lovely
Excited to regain some control and momentum
Love the SELF shield. High quality, looks and smells great! (yeah, I put my nose on it).