Five new designs of the Pilot Metropolitan are coming this fall, each with an ‘animal’ pattern accent. The black/silver/gold plain models will remain in the regular line, while the black/silver/gold dot and zig-zag patterns will eventually be retired. The Metropolitan is one of my all-time favorite pens for many reasons, but especially because it’s such a high quality pen at an incredibly reasonable price ($15). It could easily sell for double what it does, and I think most of you who have one would agree.

I have to admit, I’m not wild (pun!) about these new colors. Some are okay, but I’m not jumping up and down about the fact they’re replacing the existing dot and zig-zag patterns. Such is life, these are still great pens, and I am glad to see some different colors come in. My personal favorites (at least from these stock photos) are the Leopard and White Tiger. If you’re confused about the “MR” in the name, it’s because that’s what the pen is called outside the US. In the US, it’s called the Metropolitan. Here are the five designs:


Pilot Metropolitan in Crocodile pattern


Pilot Metropolitan in Leopard pattern


Pilot Metropolitan in Lizard pattern


Pilot Metropolitan in Python pattern

White Tiger

Pilot Metropolitan in White Tiger pattern

These designs will be released sometime this fall, and I’ll update with pics and a new video when I get them in my hands. They’ll be available at my store ( for the same price as the existing colors at $15, with a box and converter. Part of the reason I wanted to blog about this is because I wanted to let you know about these new colors and the discontinuation of the dot and zig-zag, but really I just wanted to hear what you think of these new colors. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Write On,
Brian Goulet