The 8 1/2 x 11 Pad Cover (aka portfolio) has attended meetings ; organization meetings, board meetings;meetings with attorneys, accountants, business partners, your staff, your mentors. The life you work to create takes focus, creativity, persistence, constant communication. The sweat and scars that you gather along the way somehow become a part of your leather pad cover ; always with you. We get many of these back for repair after 10, 15+ years of use. (Don't worry, when you send yours back we will be here to take care of you). But if you are going to let all those memories soak in you need to get started today! An 8 1/2 x 11 pad on one side and a flap pocket (open on two sides) on the left side with pockets for business cards and an identifying card so you don't loose your friend. Old Leather by Bosca is a hand-stained Italian leather.