A full 6 days ahead of schedule, the Postman was knocking on my door for me to sign for a parcel. I immediately thought it was for a Furry waistcoat I’d ordered online a week ago because the parcel I saw stated Miss Selfridge, so I signed for it and the Postman started jogging things around, in the crook of his arm I noticed an unmistakable box shaped bag. Could it be? I thought I was seeing Filofax shaped boxes and then figured it must be a box to be delivered next door or something. So imagine my surprise when he passed it over to me!
Here I am, in my living room, clutching THE box, containing THE filofax I’ve been lusting after. Literally: my mouth watered at the thought of the Malden.
And just beneath the silver veil of of filofax wrapping paper:
In the words of Rachel Zoe: “I die!”. It’s slightly darker than anticipated, but then again I’ve never seen a grey Malden in the shops before. It’s more of a Charcoal, dark grey colour. But that’s cool with me. The stitching looks silver to me.
Opening up, we have the standard Filofax card and inserts:
These must be the new font on the tabs: I’m sure the old ones were italic.
Here is the back pockets with the pen loop (non-elastic)
With all of the items removed from the Malden:
Here are my comparisons with the empty Kendal and empty Malden:
Kendal is oiled leather, rigid feel to the binder, whereas the Malden is grainy antiques leather, with a soft and malleable feel to the binder. The Malden also has a prominent and larger clasp with a “filofax” button on.
Front inside cover: Kendal boasts an elastic pen loop, Malden does not. Kendal has 3 vertical card holders and one full length pocket, all of which are rigid. Malden has 1 full length zipped compartment, 4 horizontal card holders and one full length pocket, all very floppy and malleable.
Back pockets: Kendal has mesh zipper full length pocket and another elastic pen loop. Malden has full length vertical pocket and a horizontal full length back pocket behind. The Malden has one non-elastic pen loop.
Here’s the Malden finally set up and ready to roll!
The Malden lies flat: my life however, doesn’t… We cant have it all, can we! Sigh!