StoryLeather Blog

  • Story Leather: Sony Experia Z2 Leather Phone Cases

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    So a few weeks ago we posted that we were able to take orders for the Sony Experia Z2 and now we also have some awesome pictures to show everyone as well. We're also excited to show off these cases because Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner and these cases are the perfect match for any outfit.

     

    Add a little spring to your step with this Yellow and Orange Book Style case that also works great for the summer and fall. If Yellow is a bit bright then we have something a bit more neutral like Sky Blue or a bit louder like out Red woven pattern.

     

    Of course these are only some of the colors available, there are many more when designing your own handmade leather case. For a full listing of our leather you can click on this LINK and for matching interiors you can click HERE

    For all of our leather choices as well as Leather Phone Case Designs visit us at www.storyleather.com.

    To see other creations you can visit us at www.facebook.com/StoryLeather, www.pinterest.com/storyleather, or www.twitter.com/storyleather for more pictures and updates on all of our leather phone cases.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: HTC One M8 Leather Phone Cases

    Posted on April 18, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    It's been a couple weeks since the release of the HTC One M8 and we thought we'd share some of the cases that were made for what people are calling the best smartphone of 2014.

     

    Here we have a handcraft leather back-cover that is spruced up using a red croc pattern to really add some style.

    Looking for something a bit more Spring and summer friendly? Why not a bright Orange Ostrich design!

     

    If Orange isn't your style, why not try something a bit laid back like a classic brown leather.

    These are only two designs and two colors to choose from. For all of our leather choices as well as Leather Phone Case Designs visit us at www.storyleather.com.

    To see other creations you can visit us at www.facebook.com/StoryLeather, www.pinterest.com/storyleather, or www.twitter.com/storyleather for more pictures and updates on all of our leather phone cases.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Showcase: Cufflinks.com

    Posted on April 16, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Here at Story Leather we always like to see the newest technology take center stage, but we also love seeing new fashion trends and personal styles get introduced as well. So we thought we thought, “Who else likes fashion and technology?” This is when we came across www.cufflinks.com. I can see where some might be wondering, “How do cufflinks and technology pair up?” Well we let’s see! Let me introduce the USB cufflink. Cufflinks are something that most men take for granted when wearing a suit and something that every suit owner needs. So the wonderful people at Cufflinks.com thought to put the two together, but what prompted them to mix these two items together?

    I got a chance to ask them about the original concept of the cufflink and they said, “The USB cufflinks were built with the travelling businessman in mind.  We really wanted a way for a man on the go to have all work files at his disposal without having to cart everything around.

    It even incorporates a small eco-component as the USB cufflinks can help erase the amount of paper materials that somebody needs to carry or re-print”

    The USB cufflink also eliminates the need to travel with a ton of papers thus adding to the eco-friendly component. So we know that the USB cufflink is helpful, handy, and eco-friendly yet how does it look?

     

    Well as you see in the picture above they come in wide variety of colors to match any suit of any style. These are only a few of the cufflinks; for the comic fan they have a set of Superhero inspired cufflinks that will give you the sleek look that shows off your love of Batman or Superman.

    In addition to the cufflinks, they’ve recently released a set of USB money clips with the same concept, traveling light. For those who don’t wear a suit, the USB money clip is another great way to have all your items stored safely while helping the environment.

    So if you’re a businessman on the go then the USB cufflinks or money clip would be a great addition to you fashion ensemble! To find all of their amazing products just visit www.cufflinks.com; you can also find them on www.facebook.com/cufflinksdotcom, twitter.com/cufflinksdotcom, www.pinterest.com/cufflinkscom/, and instagram.com/cufflinksdotcom.

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes. Speaking of, don't forget that if you use the promo code: MOM2014 you can receive $10 off your entire purchase!.

    Don't forget, about our Mother's Day Giveaway! You can enter by clicking this LINK. Also all participants will receive a $10 gift certificate!

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Mother's Day Giveaway!

    Posted on April 15, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    In honor of all the Moms out there we're doing a Mother's Day giveaway! The prize for the giveaway are our popular iPhone Book Style Cases that come in 4 amazing colors/styles: Red Cross Pattern, Sky Blue Cross pattern, Napa Purple, and our Gold Cross Pattern. The winner would get to choose from one of those 4 colors.

    To add your name to the giveaway all you have to do is follow the steps listed and you're all set! The contest is not limited to any one location because this is for all the Mom's out there. So just follow the instructions to enter and we will announce the winner on Mother's Day.

    Also, all participants will receive a $10 gift good for all our products at Story Leather.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes. Speaking of, don't forget that if you use the promo code: MOM2014 you can receive $10 off your entire purchase!.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE.
    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Mother's Day Sale

    Posted on April 12, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    We know that April just started, but we wanted to give a little head start for those trying to make Mother's Day a bit more special. So from April 12th to May 11th we will have a 25% discount for our Gold, Red Cross Pattern, Sky Blue Pattern, and Napa Purple Book Style cases or you can use the promo code MOM2014 and get 10% off your entire purchase!

     

    So if your planning on getting your mom, wife, significant other a gift that will make their phone stand out pick a color and wow them with a handcrafted leather case from Story Leather.

    If these styles or colors don't fit her style, why not try one of our custom cases. Just visit www.storyleather.com and take a look at all the custom cases we have an make the perfect one for her.

    Don't forget, we've added the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and the Sony Experia z2 to our collection of custom phones. So if you have a new phone or are waiting to get it check out our collection and make the perfect case for your phone.

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our Facebook, or Twitter for all of our other stories. Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE.
    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Styles for Men

    Posted on April 10, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everyone,

    To wrap up this week I thought I'd write a little bit about style choices when picking a cellphone case. this week I'd thought I'd specifically focus on a Male style choice to which I will follow up with a female style guide.

    So to start the style guide I wanted to list the many descriptions we get from our male customers and what they want in a case (listed from the most common)

    1) Durable

    2) Sleek

    3) Stylish

    4) Timeless

    5) Classy

    These are the top five words I've heard when asked about leather and style choices for most of our custom cases. I do see a need for a case to be durable, but I think that applies across the board. The sleek and Stylish can factor together and are easily addressable as long as you have an idea of what your style is. Lastly, Timeless and Classy are of course something is is a bit harder to address, but by no means impossible when considering how timeless and classy leather is.

    Starting with the first word; durable, we know leather is very durable and was made to be that way, but there are certain leathers that are more durable than others. For instance, we carry Cowhide and Lambskin leather. Cowhide is by far more durable than Lambskin and we're able to do so much more with cowhide as a result.

    Moving onto sleek and stylish, I believe that it really depends on what you like to wear. For instance, if you wear a lot of tuxedos or just like black and white then a Murano in Black with a White Stripe is the way to go.

     

    If this is a bit much then the Spring Creek might be a better fit. The Spring Creek is a solid color all around and it's perfect as a match for any formal, semi-formal, or casual workplace/event. Some colors that work well are our standard black/grey to match any standard suit or Brown leather to match a business casual attire of Khakis and Leather/suede shoes.

     

     

    (A nice Napa Grey to match your Grey Suit)

     

    (A brown leather to match a nice pair of leather shoes in a business casual attire)

    Of course there are many other combinations that you're able to come up with, but if you have a question about what might go with that then you can email us at cs@storyleather.com or give us a call at 1(800) 539-1688.

     

    As always keep telling us your stories!

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes. Speaking of, don't forget that if you use the promo code: MOM2014 you can receive $10 off your entire purchase!.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE.
    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Custom Attributes

    Posted on April 9, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Here at Story Leather we often get asked what parts of the product we're able to customize; well I hope this mini post will clarify what we're able to customize!

    To start most of our customers know that we're able to retool our current designs to fit their needs. Common modifications are the addition of a belt clip, reworked interior to hold extra cards or phones, and the popular resizing to fit a protective case.

    However, there a other areas that were able to customize that most customer don't know about, kind of like that secret menu at In-n-Out. One attribute we're able to customize is the color of the stitching. For some the stitching might not seem like much, but imagine seeing that white stitching on black leather which really makes the whole case or wallet stand out.

     

     

    Here's a custom hand-made case that was in all black with a red stitching. It might not seem like much, but as you can see the red stitching really highlights the case and brings out a unique look.

    A second area that we're able to customize is the actual design of the phone case. For instance we have a popular Cartera case, some customers turn that into a mini purse.clutch. To achieve that look you would simply add on a body strap, zipper pouch on the back. and an elegant secure closure for a more sleek look.

    The last modification I will talk about (certainly not the least) is turning the double decker into a functional all in one pouch/holster. Typically the Double Decker is used to hold two phones, however we do get some customers that resize the pouch to hold things such as glasses, notepads, or a small wallet. Another popular modification as of late is to resize the double decker to hold a phone that's using our book style case or side flip. Again, these are some of the very few things we're able to do, but we're always interested in hearing what people ask for so if you have an idea for how your case should look then ask!

    So if you have a custom request of your own please send an email (cs@storyleather.com) or give us a call [1(800) 539-1688] and tell us your story.

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our Facebook, or Twitter for all of our other stories. Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Custom Holster/Pouch Recreation

    Posted on April 7, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Just two weeks ago I wrote about how certain customers can't bear to part with something they've grown so familiar with; so rather than get rid of the item and get a new one they just keep using it until it's mangled beyond use. I also mentioned that we were able to take the item and rebuild it by hand and customize to what they want, so I wanted to share this awesome recreation that was just finished.

     

    On the left is a case the customer had used for quite sometime. In fact, this customer had bought back ups in case the first, second, or third one broke. Sadly the original case can no longer be found and the customer was unable to find another case that worked just like it.

    When we mentioned that we could rebuild and customize the case exactly the way it looked the customer was extremely happy. So on the right is the end result of the rebuild. It took a bit of work, but our design team does what it does best and this is the end result.

    So if you have a custom request of your own please send an email (cs@storyleather.com) or give us a call [1(800) 539-1688] and tell us your story.

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our Facebook, or Twitter for all of our other stories. Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Customer Questions

    Posted on April 4, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Recently we've been getting many different questions: can you recreate this, can you customize that, etc. However, we've recently got a question that I can't I haven't addressed, "does this color/style/design fit me?"

    Of course this is a bit of a paraphrase, but I've recent'y gotten questions about whether or not certain custom designs or color choices will fit a certain criteria like will this work for a business man/woman or will look okay if my husband/wife has this job.

    A recent example was a husband wanting to surprise his wife with a new phone case, she is a doctor, loves the color yellow, and usually likes to have everything neat and tidy. We suggested our Cartera case in a Yellow Full Grain Leather that was accompanied by a matching wristlet. This way she could easily keep everything together (business cards, phone, and wallet), match it with her favorite color (Yellow), and the Cartera has a professional look to match her line of work.

    On the flip side the husband also got a case for himself. He was a construction worker and wanted a case that could attach on his belt that was a bit rugged and in a brown color. In the end we went with a Deerhill design with a thin line coffee and orange piping to accent the phone case. We also added the Belt clip with anti-slide so it would give that extra bit of security when he put it on his belt, but also give the option to take it off without removing his belt like a belt loop.The thin line coffee pattern was also selected, not just because of color, but because the surface is tougher than a plain or napa leather so it would hold up very well for his line of work.

     

    These two cases tell two very different stories and that's what makes them so unique. Every person is different, we all have different jobs, tastes, and experiences which is why no two stories are alike. Each one custom and hand-made for each person. Here at Story Leather we truly love doing what we do and that is making the perfect case for you.

    So if you have a question about what style or color fits best send us an email at cs@storyleather.com or give us a call at 1(800) 539-1688 and ask away.

    For more stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog, visit our Facebook, or Twitter for all of our other stories. Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE.
    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Smart Phone Showcase: Samsung Galaxy S5

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Last week I gave a quicky review for the Sony Experia and everything it had to offer. This week I thought I'd touch on the Samsung Galaxy S5. I have linked articles before talking about the S5 when MWC2014 was going on, but now more information has surfaced so I thought it would be helpful to a quick review.

    *Don't forget we're taking orders for the S5 and HTC One M8 for all phone case models!

    There has been plenty of news surrounding this anticipated mobile device, such that pre-registrations broke 100k in under 2 days at T-mobile. Sure this isn't an actual pre-order, but the sheer amount of people interested in the phone is enough to create a headline

     

    (Image provided by PC Advisor)

    Before I go into specifics about what the S5 has to offer, I want list the basics:

    The phone is estimated to cost around $650-$700 off-contract. Samsung announced at MWC2014 that the release date will be April 11th; however, major mobile carriers have yet to issue any new information regarding this date even though we're about a month away.

    Moving on to the finer details of the phone, we do know that the S5 will retain a similar design to that of the S4, but it actually looks more like the Note 3 than anything. It's overall size is a bit larger and will debut with the android 4.4 while sporting a few new colors: electric blue, charcoal black, shimmer white, and copper gold.

     

    (Image provided by PhoneArena)

    Some other details include a slightly larger display (0.1 inches), a 16mp rear facing camera, front camera is 2mp, and has the ability to take 4k video.

    Other interesting news to come is that it is IP67 water & dust resistant. This means that it's much more durable than the active version of the S4 and is on par with the Sony Experia Z series. However, the highlight would be the finger print scanner. Sure apple ha done it already, but they were limited to unlocking the phone and finalizing payments via itune purchases. Samsung has made it so that it includes secure payments using the scanner, like authorization with a Pay Pal payment, and the ability to access a private mode that no one else can get into.

    One last detail to add on would be the bigger and better battery pack; a 4,000mAH to be exact. This blows out most other competitors as the closest one would be 3,600mAH.

    More details will surface as the pre-order/release date nears, but the details that have been release make it a very promising predecessor to the S3 and S4. How it stacks against its competitors is a whole other story.

    To find more information on the phone you can check out www.samsung.com/us/

    You can also check out PC Advisor as they have a very in depth look into the phone. Link to the article HERE. Keep in mind that this might not reflect the US models.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our mini guide on the Samsung Galaxy S5, for all of our other stories and much more you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or you can check out our Facebook and Twitter for any new promotions and product releases.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

Items 1 to 10 of 559 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. ...
  7. 56
All other company, brand, product, and service names are used herein for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks, service marks, or trade names of their respective owners.
There is no affiliation or sponsorship between these other companies and StoryLeather.com unless expressly stated.