StoryLeather Blog

  • Story Leather: What's Our Story

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    At Story Leather we always utter the phrase "what's your story" because we truly believe that every person has a story that can be told in what they carry, wear, or design. This got us thinking about our story and why we got started. We'll here it is:

     

     

    Story Leather was started because we believed that in a place where everything is mass produced there should also be a place that offers something that special that is carefully crafted. So it began with a bag, men and women all need something to carry their items and its tough to find that one item you really want. So our idea was to let each person customize one from the inside out. Soon after we moved to other items such as Men's and Women's wallets, custom carry all items, and then we moved to cellphone covers.

    Almost everyone has a cell phone and they're all the same. we sought to change that up by providing a line of handcrafted cases that would be made individually for each person. From there we moved to creating specialty cases and from past testimonials you've seen all the amazing creations that come from our designers. We also all our customers designers because each case that is customized is designed by the customer. They pick and choose that they want and we make it.

    Here are some of the unique cases that have really caught our attention over the past year.

     

    As you can see, some of these looks similar to our design, but each one was either completely redone or just reworked to match each designer's preference. As each case was designed there's a Story that follows each one and they can be found on our blog under testimonials. Of course this it a really shortened version of the whole story, but our goal still remains the same, crafting quality items designed by our designers (customers). So we leave you, the readers, with this quote from Judy Garland:

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion, Testimonial

  • Story Leather: iPhone 6 is almost here!

    Posted on July 21, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    With August around the corner we know that iPhone 6 is getting ready for release and we wanted to just let everyone know that we'll be working extra hard to get out the new case designs for the iPhone 6. In addition to getting the iPhone 6 designs out we're hoping to introduce a brand new addition to our website as well.

    Check the following link once the iPhone 6 has released for the new stock items that we will be adding in! http://www.storyleather.com/in-stock-items/apple-iphone-6.html

    As for that surprise, you'll have to wait and see, just follow our facebook and twitter for any new updates in the following weeks and month.

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Gerald

    Posted on July 21, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    It's a new a week and of course that means a new testimonial, or rather a quick shout out from Gerald:

     

    Just received my Spring Creek smartphone holster. The craftsmanship & quality is outstanding. Fits my phone perfectly. Superb ! - a shout-out to you and your staff.

    -Gerald

    Well we'd like to thank Gerald again for the quick kind words and we're happy we could make a case that was everything he wanted. To let everyone get a glimpse of his case, here it is!

     

    It's a Deer hill with a Plain Black Exterior, Red interior and red piping.

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion, Testimonial

  • Story Leather Work Accessories: Pilots

    Posted on July 19, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    This week we wanted to add a new addition to our blog posts, this time focusing on items that can help business professionals. As the title implies we're starting off with pilots. We were recently contacted by a pilot asking if we could help him customize a Passport holder/wallet for him because he wanted to have an item that was not only special to him, but was also handy for him while he works.

     

     

    Although I am not a pilot, I can only guess at how much they are on the go so having items that can have multiple functions would be very helpful to them. So again we wanted to introduce our set of Passport Holders, but we wanted to delve more into what we're able to do with them.

    In our pilots case he was looking for a minimalist design as he didn't want to have a lot of bulk while flying or packing so he opted for the 7 card version, which is a good size, but if you're just doing some light traveling then the 5 or 3 card wallet will work perfectly.

    This is just one of the few examples of how this particular item suites this amazing professions, but there are plenty more that we will be talking about in the weeks to come.

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather: Sneak Peak

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    As the title implies we have a sneak peak of some items that will be in stock soon...some custom in stock wallets.

    Wallets have been a very requested item as of late so our team wanted to make sure that some wallets were made ready to ship!

     

     

    The names of the wallets will be released soon along of the date they are available for purchase. We also have a few more sneak peaks coming soon, maybe something having to do with our website and maybe even something along the lines of a new long wallet. Stay tuned for more!

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Showcase: One of a Kind Custom Wallet

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    We hope everyone had a weekend and we equally hope everyone's summer is going splendidly so far. This week we wanted to do a showcase on a wallet, but not just any wallet...this wallet is truly a one of a kind design that was carefully designed by one of our customers. She liked our wallets, but she wanted something much more condensed, so she took to designing her own and this is what she designed:

     

     

    This wallet's design was based off of our 10 & 8 card wallets in which our customer took what they wanted and left the rest out. Over the past few weeks more custom designs like this one have been circulating through our design team and while some are doable and some aren't its great to see the designer in everyone come out.

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Paul!

    Posted on July 14, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    As most of our new and returning customers, we're known for making smart phone cases, but what they might now know is that we don't stop at just making cases for smart phones. Paul has a standard flip phone which is still used quite a bit and we don't want to exclude anyone from a nice tailored case. So when Paul approached us about making a custom case for his phone we jumped at the opportunity. about 25-30 days later we shipped his case and here's what Paul had to say:

     

     

    I ordered a Boxxee Curve for my Doro PhoneEasy 622. I have been using the ?? case for a couple of weeks and can report: It arrived beautifully packaged in a very high class box; the standard of workmanship is fautless; the fit to my phone is tight enough to grip and so it does not fall out , but by pressing the edges very lightly the phone is released – the suede liner material helps here.. The ordering process was easy – helped by staff who answered my queries with great patience and there is an absolutely wonderful choice of designs, materials and colours to choose from.

    It is worth mentioning that – presumably due to the hand-made nature of the product - that there is  around a four week wait for the case to be manufactured and shipped and so if you need it tomorrow.. However for me the wait was well worth it.

    I ordered my case with a pull-up tab and if I was to start again I would not have stipulated that feature. My phone is relatively small and so I don’t need to use it.

    So to sum up – a beautifully made, well designed product from very helpful people.

     

     

    Above are some pictures of Paul's Case. We're glad that Paul liked his case and we also glad to show off cases that are tailored for just the everyday phone.

    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.

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  • Story Leather: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Rumors

    Posted on July 12, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    2014 has been a pretty big year for the smart phone; Samsung S5, HTC One M8, Experia Z2, the soon to be released iPhone 6, and even one that was designed by the community called One+. Well it seems that news is buzzing around a September/October  announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA Berlin. Why does that date sound funny though...well it's the same (speculated)  date that the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 will launch. Aside from the release/announcement date the really fun rumors are in the design of the phone itself.

     

    The first a foremost interesting rumor is the addition of a curved screen. Now my first thought, as most might have, is the curved screen that we saw on the LG G Flex, but this is not the case. Here's a picture from Tech Radar to show what this might look like.

     

    Of course this is a concept photo (again could be real/fake), but the unique part of this is that the screen curves to the edge and it looks like it would be used as a mini display. What's really amazing about this change is that this would allow for a full faced screen for the primary display. Tech Radar also mentioned that the price might come to about $800, which I hope isn't true. There are more rumors, but this one seemed to stand out above the rest. To find out more you can visit Techrader.com.

    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.

    *All information and photos were provided by www.techradar.com 

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  • Story Leather: Custom Medical Device cases/Insulin Pump and Glucose Monitor

    Posted on July 9, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Story Leather, most come to use for Wallets, purses, cellphone cases...but we don't just make cases for these items alone. Lately we've gotten quests to make cases that would accompany a medical device, specifically glucose monitors and insulin pumps. So far we've had the devices that commonly pop up: IBGStar and Dexcom. Each of these devices have a specific function but the common problem is finding something to house the item. So in order I'll give a quick overview of the cases that were built for each one!

    The first device is simple, IBGStar uses the apple Port to add on a very unique devices that works with a test strip to monitor you blood sugar levels. As such its a fairly simple design to incorporate to our own design. The added request from our customer was to have an added zipper pouch to keep some test strips and the pin so they could have everything on hand.

     

    The second device is the Dexcom glucose monitor. It works like the first, but the device has to be near the sensor which is attached to your body. The case that was built here we're actually based one two designs, a Double Decker and a Zaza. The Zaza was built as a stand alone case for the Dexcom G4 and was was built to keep the device right on the belt for ease of access. The Double Decker Design was built because they wanted to have the device near their phone for ease of access.

     

     

    The last device which we didn't mention, but we thought we would be safety would be the Minimed 530G. We did a bit of research on this and the only problem with be the our magnet closure. We read that the device shouldn't be near a magnet as it might disrupt the gear pumps. So if you were looking to have a case built for the Minimed then we would high suggest a non magnetic closure.

    That being said this device was a bit more unique because it's an insulin pump. The challenge would be the wiring and the tubing for the device. Ironically it wasn't bad as our pouch/holster cases have a small space at the top and bottom of the sides, enough to fit the tubing through.

     

    To our knowledge these three are the only devices we've built cases for, but that doesn't mean we haven't built it for any other device. If there is another device that you want to have a case built for just give us a call at 1(800) 539-1688 or send us an email at support@storyleather.com.

    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.

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    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Daniel

    Posted on July 7, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Just last week I spoke about how we got requests to make glucose monitor cases and we wanted to share Daniel's story about his thought's on our case:

    I am a Type 1 diabetic and recently started using the Dexcom G4 Platinum CGMS. While the case that came with the device is a leather case and is specifically designed for the device, I wasn't thrilled with it so I went looking for nice alternative option. I was looking around because I read a few sites for people who were using MP3 player cases as alternatives. In my search I came across StoryLeather.com. I started poking around was starting to like what I saw. I liked the idea of being able to custom configure everything for my purposes. I got side tracked looking for the options for my iPhone 5, when I decided to ask through the chat window if it were possible for them to make a custom case for my Dexcom and they said the could as long as they had the dimensions for the device itself. So, I went to it configuring a Spring Creek case with all of the features, colors, and materials I wanted. Where the OEM case that comes with the Dexcom G4 folds out so you can see the display and push the buttons without taking it out of the case, the Spring Creek requires you to remove the device to see the display and access the buttons, but it was the snap closure and the viewing window on the OEM case that I didn't like and the reason I went shopping for an alternative. A few weeks later it arrived and it was perfect. I couldn't be more thrilled with the product and worth every penny. I'm fairly fussy, so that's saying a lot. If I needed to list one complaint, it would be that it is ever so slightly too big, but not enough to warrant changing it. If anything it keeps it easy to take in and out of the case.

    -Daniel

     

    Here's the Dexcom G4 Platinum CGMS that Daniel is using and here's a spring creek that was customized to house the glucose monitor.

     

     

     

    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.

    Find Jonathan on


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