StoryLeather Blog

  • Story Leather: Tips On Measuring

    Posted on January 30, 2015 by diego

    Hello everyone,

    Today’s blog will be dedicated to showing you all the correct way to measure your phone or your phone case, we want your product to be perfect and fit correctly so we want to help you give the most precise measurement as possible.

    For many phones, we can find the dimensions online but there are still sometimes some disparities, as well as for cases since there are so many cases we usually need a precise measurement for it. Below you will find some instructional pictures to help!

    FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE RECOMMEND USING A RULER WITH CM & MM, YOUR MEASUREMENT WILL BE MORE PRECISE!

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    (how to read inches)

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    (how to read centimeters, 10 mm in 1 cm)

     

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    Here you see that I am using a tape measurer with both Inches and Centimeters

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    My iPhone currently has a case. If it did NOT have a case, then I would have simply gone to the Apple website and retrieved dimensions from there. Since it has a case, I start from the bottom to the top, and as you can see it measured to 5 INCHES/12.7 CM.

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    Then I measure from the left side to the right side and it measured 2.44 INCHES/6.2 CM.

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    And lastly, you measure the depth of your phone with the case, this one measured out to .39 INCHES/1 CM.

    As you may have noticed, measuring in Inches started becoming more difficult after the first measurement, which is why we recommend using CM. No fractions, just whole numbers with decimals. DO NOT ADD ADDITIONAL INCHES OR CM TO YOUR MEASUREMENT, WE WILL DO THAT AFTER IN ORDER TO MAKE YOUR PRODUCT FIT PERFECTLY.

    For more of our stories or if you just want to stay updated you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.


    This post was posted in Fashion, How To:

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Thee

    Posted on January 29, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Another week, another testimonial from a happy designer (YOU!). This week we bring Thee who has his first venture into building his very own custom case.

    I'v never done any product reviews before.
    But if to describe your product in few words,
    It has to be "Beautifully Designed and Amazingly Well-crafted. . . . it's totally satisfying."

    Thank you very much

    Thee

    The photo above is the sleek yellow case that Thee designed. It's the Woven Down Flip for the Xperia Z1. It would seem that Yellow is a very hot color this coming Spring and Thee got a head start!

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint.
    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Testimonial

  • Story Leather: Lead Time Increasing

    Posted on January 26, 2015 by diego

    Hey Everybody,

    We’d love to make time right now to tell everyone how grateful we are to have you all stick by us during this crazy holiday season, mind boggling to say the least! Also, huge thanks to our production team for working so hard to get your products out to you as soon as possible. They’ve been working non-stop and are now due for a well deserved break. In turn, this break mean’s that the lead time for our products will be extending from 30 days to 45 days. The last day to order before the lead time increases to 45 days will be the 31st of January, so any orders placed after that will take around 45 days until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create so we urge you to finish up your purchases by this Saturday (1/31) to avoid the extended lead time.

    We appreciate your patience and once again, apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Also, keep in mind that you can still use the Promo code POST10 to get 10% of your product purchase!


    This post was posted in News

  • Style Stories: Ana Paula Lima

    Posted on January 26, 2015 by diego

    Hello Everyone,

    Fashion is universal, and there are many different views about fashion depending on where in the world you live in. So for this today’s Style Story we interviewed the incredibly talented Brazilian stylist Ana Paula Lima. Ana has become a powerhouse within the fashion industry in Brazil. Having worked with different clientele ranging from celebrities to socialites she understands each individuals particular style and specific needs.

    1. Thank you once again for making the time out of your schedule to answer some of my questions! So to begin, tell me a little about yourself and how you got started working in the fashion industry.

    I always loved fashion, since I was a little girl, fashion is like a gift on me is a natural talent. I started to work in the fashion industry in 2006 with my best friend that in that time was living in Milan to study fashion. I went there for vacations and helped him with a fashion production for an editorial and since than I saw that it was what I really wanted to do and never stopped. I worked as assistant of this friend for 3 years and than I started to work on my own. Today I do personal styling for celebrities and normal persons, personal shopper, styling for magazines, campaigns and advertising and fashion shows.

    2. What differences do you see between American fashion and Brazilian fashion?

    Brazilian people is more concerned about what other people will think about them so usually they don't feel free like the Americans to wear what they really want. People here especially women wants always to be up to date with the trends and they have the tendency to be equal in their groups or tribes, for example all of them wants to have a straight long hair with some waves by babyliss. Americans are more creative and free.

    3. How would describe your personal style and what influences you?

    My personal style is chic, classic and cosmopolitan. I like to be sophisticated and elegant even when I'm wearing jeans. I'm always experimenting new trends on clothes if they go with my body shape and my taste. I love hi-lo style and I'm always wearing an it bag which is my fashion weakness. There are things in fashion that definitely is not for me, like a jeans jumpsuit or a super mini tight dress.

    4. When you are styling someone, is it difficult to still allow their personality and their style to show?

    No, my rule number one is respect the style of the person even if I don't like it. My goal is improve that style, make the person wear that style right, according with the body shape, lifestyle, budget, etc. Otherwise the person won't be satisfied and happy with an image that she doesn't recognize herself.

    5. What is your favorite piece of clothing or accessory in your wardrobe right now?

    My new Alexander McQueen red leather handbag with a silver skull pendant. Very McQueen!

    6. What fashion trends do you see coming for Brazil for the up and coming season?

    I see big shapes, round shoulders and midi length.

    7. Leather has become such a huge staple in the fashion industry, how do you like to wear your leather and what leather pieces do you love the most?

    I love leather, I think is one of the most chic pieces that we can have. Also is cozy, warm for winter and have always an air of glamour. I'm crazy about leather jackets and leather pants, I have many in different styles and colors. A pencil leather skirt is very chic, I love to dress this piece with a silk shirt. A leather jacket is always on my list for my clients as the 10 pieces you need to have in your closet.

    8. Is there a motto that you live by?

    Do the good that good things will come back to you. Also enjoy life and the good things as much as you can.

    9. Is there a trend that you just can’t wait for it to be gone?

    Bandage dresses has gone a long time ago but people here insist to wear this piece.

     

    Ana has helped with many different fashion shows and contributed to editorials in Vogue Brazil, RG Vogue, Diverso, and much more. Who knows, maybe she will come to the states and bring her knowledge of fashion! Check out her work through the links below, we promise you will not be disappointed!

    Website: http://www.anapaulalima.net.br/
    Blog: www.stylearound.wordpress.com
    Instagram: @anapaulalimastylist

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you. And be sure to use Promo Code POST10 for a 10% discount!

     


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch, Personal Style

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Barb and Blondie!

    Posted on January 23, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Welcome back to another Story Leather testimonial! Last time we heard from Margot and saw her awesome photography at work. This week we have Barb and Blondie.

    Here I go. I walk a 5K just about everyday with my Lab, Blondie and ALWAYS listen to music on my new iPhone 6. That is reason I needed a very good ‘holder’ to protect and make it easily accessible along the route.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new ‘carrier’. Kansas State all the way, we bleed purple, therefore the choice of color.

    Sincerely,

    Barb

     

    Looks like the dynamic duo are set for the run, matching clothing and accessories!

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint.
    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion, Testimonial, Personal Style

  • Story Leather: Style Stories

    Posted on January 21, 2015 by diego

    Hello Everyone,

    Even with the temperature dropping, the fashion industry is one season ahead and bringing out the Spring and Summer pieces. This week we interviewed Sarah, the owner of Maybe by Catalfo, a contemporary fashion brand specializing in custom made dresses. With it’s flirty and sophisticated feel, it’s no wonder that her clothes makes for the perfect cocktail and party attire! Accessorizing is always key so we love to hear from an industry professional on how to wear them appropriately for SS15!

    Link to Previous Interview: http://www.storyleather.com/blog/2014/06/story-leather-style-stories-sarah-catalfo

    So give us a little information about you and your company.

    Maybe by Catalfo is a flirty yet sophisticated, label for women who are young at heart. I design pieces for women that like to have fun with their personal style.

    Maybe is based out of Toronto. We also do custom made dress designs, which is part of how I help women feel unique and confident with their style.

    You seem to be incredibly knowledgeable about the industry, how would you describe your style and how does it translate to your brand?

    Thank you! I can credit that knowledge to plenty of years working in the industry and continuous learning from some fabulous mentors.

    As for my style, it’s been evolving since I discovered my love for fashion. I’ve always enjoyed wearing vibrant colours, and love anything that sparkles. Those things will never change! My style is now more sophisticated. But I still get so inspired from vintage haute couture; Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, and glam 80’s party dresses.

    What are your go-to accessories that you always carry around?

    I’d have to say that my favourite accessory is a great handbag. I like to think of mine like a best friend, because it literally goes everywhere with me.

    I find it kind of funny that when I’m shopping for a handbag, I don’t go for practically as much as I do for a statement. I could never imagine myself spending money on a plain black handbag, I’ve accepted that.

    Do you think there is such a thing as too many accessories?

    No, definitely not…no. As long as you can recognize the difference between hoarding and building a long lasting collection.

    Do accessories make the outfit or take the outfit?

    Of course! For example, my new Spring/Summer’15 collection is made up of pieces that speak for themselves. But with the right accessories; stylish sneakers, big heart sunglasses, or a lace kimono complete the looks from head to toe.  Your accessories will also be different from day to night, which makes them very important for polishing your over all look.

    What fall trends in accessories do you see carrying over into spring?

     Typically we would only see textiles like fur, leather and tweed in Fall/Winter collections. But we’re seeing those textiles a lot in Designers’ Spring collections. Fur is very present in Spring/Summer’15, it was all over the runways for SS15 RTW. I loved DKNY’s SS15 collection, such a great range of pieces incorporating fur and leather.

    In Maybe by Catalfo’s Spring/Summer’15 you’ll see an amazing pastel, mohair/tweed used for a skirt style. These textiles can be very versatile, it’s just all in how you present them.

    Do you wear leather or suede in the summer?

    Both! Leather jackets are an essential. I love seeing light coloured leather in neutrals come Spring/Summer. Suede will always be present in my shoe collection.

    Maybe by Catalfo’s new SS15 collection includes some very wearable, new separate styles; shorts, skirts, and camisoles. They’re great pieces to mix with your classic wardrobe staples for Spring, like a leather jacket!

    Are there any missed opportunities in our daily lives that you believe could be accessorized?

    If you had asked me this question at 6 years old, I would have told you to belt everything. But I gave up on that along time ago.

    I was also the girl in school that used large vintage earrings from my grandmother as quilt pins for my school uniform.

    So yes, I believe there are plenty of opportunities in life to accessories where you typically wouldn’t!

    What style tribes do you feel utilize leather goods the most?

    I’d say the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ tribe.

    What are some new ideas you think have not been done in the leather good business? 

    I can’t think of anything that hasn’t been made in leather, without good reason!

    Below are some of styles from Maybe by Catalfo.

    Just like Story Leather, Sarah understands the importance of individuality and uniqueness when it comes to creating our own piece.  Fashion speaks in ways that your words can not.

    Make sure to check her out. 10% of all proceeds go to charity (list of charities listed on website) and you get to choose which of those you would like it to go to!

    Website: www.maybebycatalfo.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/maybebycatalfo

    Twitter: @maybebycatalfo

    Instagram: @maybebycatalfo

    Blog: www.maybebycatalfo.blogspot.com


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch

  • Story Leather: Leather Products Offered

    Posted on January 21, 2015 by diego

    Hey Everyone,

    It’s come to our attention how many case designs we truly offer. We know that can be a bit daunting, but I hope I can make it a tad easier for you when it comes to navigating our many choices. Whether it’s a leather phone case that you’re in need of, or a nice luxurious bag for a night out on the town, we want to help you.

    Phone Cases

    It’s extremely convenient to have a phone case/wallet combo, not only does it help you declutter your wallets or bag, but it create’s ease findings things like your credit card, business card, or anything else that tends to get lost in our wallets/bags and everything is in one place!

    Aside from the wallet cases, our holsters have become more popular as the phones get bigger, it has become more and more difficult to find a quality holster case for larger phones, much less a custom created one! These holster cases allow for security by clipping onto pants or belts allowing for quick access to the phone, it’s a favorite amongst our construction and police friends. For many of the business folk out there with a personal and a work phone, they understand the struggle of having them close by at all times. Our Double Decker phone case allows for just that, it’s perfect for anyone who want’s them together and keep them protected. For this case you will need two of the same phone, or roughly similar.

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    Wallets

    There are many colors and sizes to choose from, and with your choice of pockets or card holders there will always be room for your cards and cash! I’m sure there are many people who love keep their bills perfect and stray away from tri-folds to avoid awkward folds on their bills behalf, and for those people we have some long wallets. These leather wallets are customizable to your preference. You can choose to have a zipper or a button to close it, and you can choose the inner and outer colors of the wallet, to match your personality of course! If you want something to fit your pocket, yet still be able to carry all your cards there are medium wallets just for that. The Melrose fit’s my preference since it does have a coin compartment for those pesky coins. There are smaller wallets for those who don’t want to carry much around. Simplicity has been a trend so it’s perfect for anyone that want’s to carry a couple bills, their cards, and IDs!

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    Totes & Bags

    There’s a bag for every occasion so first we need to find out what your’s is. For those who will soon be going on a trip there are plenty of totes and carry on bags that would be perfect. Keeping everything organized is paramount, so being given the opportunity to add additional pockets in the inside or even outside is ideal for those who need more slots for whatever they may need. If you’re tired of seeing everyone walk around with the same bag as the other, then why would you not want your own custom leather handbag? You’ll have everyone talking and asking where you got your bag from, and you’ll say Story Leather, of course. But on a serious note, it is important to be an individual and have pieces that describe you. Choose a bright green tote bag to showcase your bright personality! Or choose a burgundy hobo if you’re a calmer soul.

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    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Traveling

    Posted on January 20, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello everyone,

    We hope the week is starting off right! If not we wanted to share a continuation post from Margot, the wonderful photographer that shot an amazing shot of her two cases. It seems that she's travelling this week and is in France.

    So she decided to snap a few photos to show the case in action as a travel accessory.

     

     

     

    If you have shots of your case being a travel companion we would love to see them and share them with everyone!

    Thank you again Margot, we wish you a fun and safe travels!

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint in case you're looking for an easy to travel with item.

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion, Testimonial, News, Personal Style

  • Story Leather Testomonial - Margot!

    Posted on January 16, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello everyone! We hope the new year is going well for everyone.

    We've been a bit busy as of late, but we wanted to get back on track and start the weekend off with a testimonial from Margot!

     

    I've ordered 2 cases from Story Leather so far because they are so well made. I ordered gold saffiano leather. At the beginning, I was a bit worried about durability because gold leather can be delicate. However, this case has exceeded my expectations. It is VERY durable and strong. The leather has an excellent finish and the stitching and edge sealing is impeccable. The phone fits perfectly...so you don't feel like you're carrying around a cell phone from the 80's because it's so bulky. I travel with my case, throw it in my bag and it holds up perfectly. I have the Zaza case too, which I use for evenings out. It looks pretty on the table if you have to put your phone down, and also looks like an elegant clutch. I've had lots of compliments from people all over the world who have all asked me where I bought it, and have gone on to purchase cases. Overall an incredible product for an honest price. Customer service is excellent and shipping transit time is fast, even on international orders.

    - Margot

     

     

    As you can see, she is also a very talented photographer. We're glad that she loves her cases and if you love your case then we've love to hear about it! Just submit your review and a photo to cs@storyleather.com and tell us all about your experience.

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint.
    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Leather Care 101

    Posted on January 12, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everybody,

    We know that once you get our product that you make sure it is treated well! Well we just want to give you a few more pointers on how to treat and care for your leather product, just to make sure!

     

    1. Some of you may have noticed that some of your other leather products may begin to crack, that is because they start to lose moisture. Moisturizing is key, keep in mind what happens to your skin when you forget to put lotion on. Shop around with different leather care lotions that would be suitable for you product.

    2. Do not give your product too much sunlight! I mean, if you’re out on the beach it won’t hurt too much but do not let your piece get too much direct sunlight. It will begin to dry up and start discoloring.

    3. As stated in a previous blog post, when it comes to lamb leather, abrasion is bad. That is why we do not recommend lamb leather for phone cases unless you are confident that it will not make too much contact with other surfaces! It’s soft and supple and will start to wear down with the constant contact with different materials.

    4. It’s pretty simple to maintain! If your item starts getting dusty then just wipe off with a cloth, if it begins to scuff then we would recommend lightly rubbing with your finger or look for some lotion’s that will help with the scuff. The natural leathers of the product should help with the curing process as well. So enjoy your product without hassle!

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Diego on


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