Real high-quality thick bridle leather is an excellent option for a padfolio because of its long-term durability, classic leather nature and how it ages and patinas. I have made many varieties through the years and these are just a few.
The Darwin Padfolio
I cover how this padfolio is made in the video, but let me say I really like the way it came out on many levels. It is made from American bridle leather in London tan and black, has a great thin profile thumb catch, a flat fishtail handle and a bunch of pockets inside.