Stories from our customers

If you haven't already picked up on this, we LOVE great stories. Our materials and our handcrafting process are just the beginning of that story. The rest of the story is yours, and honestly, that's our favorite part. We love hearing how you guys are using the pieces we put our heart into. Here are just a few thoughts and stories you've shared over the years...

Hi people of Allegory!

I received an olive wood cap pen in a monogrammed box, for my son in law for Xmas, and I couldn’t love it any more! I love wood, my dad was a carpenter, and this pen is truly a work of art. Thank you a million times over for helping me gift a young-ish man w his first high quality pen!

Much gratitude!
— Customer, October 2018

I’ve just received the Padfolio and I’m very happy with it. This is undoubtedly the level of care and quality that I’ve come to love and expect from your products. I will be carrying it with pride everyday to the office and you can be assured that I will showcase the quality of it.

Thank you so much for helping me with this. Not only do you make fantastic products, but you’ve shown that your service is on par with them. I will definitely be back for more. At this rate, I might very well own every single one of your products (the Passport cover being most likely next on my list).

Again, thank you. You’ve been wonderful to me and it’s deeply appreciated.
— Customer, October 2018

Everything looks amazing. You guys do great work and the quality is always incredible. 
— Corey, 2017

Beautiful product. Good costumer service. 
— Jorge Casias, 2016

Hi Chad & Co! The two wallets I ordered arrived in Switzerland. Wonderful, great, useful, nice... Thank you!
— Claudio Lardi, Kit 2.0 Kickstarter Backer 2016

WOW. Seriously, just wow. Only way to describe the bag. Awesome work Chad. And Jose and company.

I ordered the mailbag. First - someone posted a comment about labels. They are one the inside. No place else. Next - craftsmanship. If your pens exhibit “the total story”, this expands on that. (I’ve never owned something like this. Really.)

Functionality? It’s now my MacBook carrier. Bar none. (And when moving papers (mail?) locally, ditto. Love the thoughtful pockets, Love the “uniqueness” of it. Great job!

The little things. Of course, the Macana design (just like I pictured). Same goes for the stitching. And I have to mention the “story” inside.... :-)

Seriously Chad. You just took Allegory to a whole new level. Great job!
— DDSKI, Macana Bag Kickstarter Backer, 2015

I came across Allegory shortly after my father passed away of cancer in November, 2014. I was pleased to see they made some pens with Bethlehem Olivewood, which is the same wood his rosary beads were made of. I shared with some family members, and we decided to order some of these pens as a symbol of having dad with us throughout our day.

I shared the story with the folks at Allegory, and I was totally taken aback by their empathy and compassion to make us a special product. They made accommodations to ship the pens to various locations to us across the country. They also engraved the pens with dad’s initials and engraved some of his special last words to us on a wood gift box. It was evident that the folks at Allegory knew that this order has more meaning than any other set of pens.

It is great to see a company such as Allegory that takes pride in making long-lasting things for people to cherish and enjoy. Dad always took pride in his ability to work with his hands to make a life for us kids, and carrying a Allegory pen with his initials is special way in honoring his legacy.
— -Dan Lanari, 2014

I am the youngest in an incredibly close family of seven and am known to start searching for Christmas presents in January. I search for unique, high quality items that have meaning and are generally practical in nature. I was thrilled when I came across the original Allegory collection. The pens hit all of my criteria! I worked with the Allegory team to customize pens for my entire family, and when one pen had a mistake on the engraving, the Allegory team was quick to fix it.

At Christmas the pens were a big hit (no surprise) and I occasionally get Instagram pics from my siblings of them using their pens. My siblings are spread out all over the country, but knowing they are using those pens somehow links us all a little closer together as they serve as a daily reminder of our love for each other.
— Kickstarter Backer, 2014

Just a love note: Thanks for the awesome wallet! It’s the best one I’ve ever owned!! I had the Kit 1.0 which was good but had its flaws but the Kit 2.0 is better than ever! I will be back for more wallets in the future. Thanks again, I recommend this 10/10. It’s light, slim, and holds everything I need because I was able to customize it to what I needed. Perfect product.
— Kickstarter Backer, October 2014

I just wanted to say that I’ve been absolutely thrilled with your product so far. I’ve been carrying around a big thick wallet for no reason for years because I never felt like anything more minimal would suffice - but since I’ve gotten your kit wallet, I’ve been able to downsize my carrying essentials significantly.

I used to always misplace my wallet and or keys throughout the week, but using the zipper pouch option has allowed me to keep my keys and small key has totally eliminated that frustration from my life.

I just have to say thank you for creating a product that finally allowed me to overcome years of “meh” wallets and random frustrations.
— Kickstarter Backer, 2014

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