Fountain pens add a certain level of class and elegance to any situation. They can elevate any outfit they are paired with and add a hint of distinct excitement to the most mundane of writing tasks. They can have a modern design or a look reminiscent of a bygone era. One thing is for sure though, there is never a wrong time to write with a fountain pen. Introducing a fountain pen into your wardrobe and stationery assortment equals instant class. If you are looking to upgrade your desk selection and find a pen befitting of a more sophisticated style, check out these picks below.
An iconic design that has stood the test of time, the LAMY 2000 features a black polycarbonate body with brushed stainless steel. The hooded rhodium-plated 14kt gold nib offers a smooth writing experience for under $200.
One of our most popular pens, the Pilot Vanishing Point features the unique retractable nib that exposes the nib with just a click. The hidden trap door helps keep this 18kt gold nib from drying out even when not in use. Rich in both history and performance, this brilliant design and ingenious technology makes it a pen for any setting.
The classic styling of the Platinum #3776 Century earns its spot on this list. Mimicking the classic cigar pen shape, the #3776 looks like a vintage pen but features the convenience of a modern cartridge/converter. Whether you gravitate towards the pastel shades of the Nice Lavande or Lilas or keep it traditional with the Chartres Blue or Bourgogne options shown above, there is sure to be a #3776 for you. If a new nib size is what you seek, try the Music Nib or Ultra Extra Fine nib options in addition to the Extra Fine, Fine, and Medium. You can’t beat this 14kt gold nib for around $200.
The Edison Beaumont is distinctly different and handcrafted in the USA. The flat top design gives this pen a powerful, stoic appearance that shows you it means business. The fantastic color options add a bit of fun and excitement to the look of the pen. No two pens are exactly the same thanks to the natural variations in the resin, so you truly have a pen that is all your own. Imagine pulling one of these beauties out of your bag or briefcase to a room full of admiring eyes.
For a pen that’s portable and will enhance your elegance anywhere you go, look no further than the Pilot E95S. This little pocket pen is small in size but packs a sizeable style that sets it apart. Cap it and go to your next writing session at a cute coffee shop or jot down appointments in your planner to keep your busy schedule under control and organized. Choose from all Black with gold trim or the Ivory and Burgundy option.
Italian made and Bauhaus inspired, the Montegrappa Elmo Black will look great in your every day carry. Offering portability, reliability, and efficiency, this fountain pen features a super smooth #6 JoWo steel nib.
You won’t find a hotter pen anywhere. The Visconti Homo Sapiens is handmade from hardened basaltic lava sourced from the Mount Etna volcano in Italy. This is the ultimate statement pen. The distinct clip, modeled after the Ponte Vecchio bridge, looks great in a pocket and the Hook Safe Lock mechanism ensures it won’t come uncapped in travel. You can also add your own personal touch with the MyPen system that allows you to replace the Visconti coin finial with your choice of natural stone. The Visconti Homo Sapiens is a must have for the stylish and sophisticated fountain pen user.
Which pen in your collection is your go-to when you’re feeling fancy?
The Goulet Pen Company Team