Fashion

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Anna!

    Posted on March 25, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    This week marks the first week of Spring and well it doesn't look like Spring.

     

    I normally do not give feedback since return business is the means by which I choose to do that. However, this case is by far the best I have ever owned for an iPhone! I have looked for years for a case that has a small footprint, is protective, and attractive. Being able to customize my order so that I can use a slipcover over a shell strikes exactly the right balance. The shell gives me a good grip in use and does not have any extraneous stuff getting in the way, and the slipcover protects the phone in my purse, etc. and is not too bulky. I purchased a Vaja case long ago and in addition to being much too bulky, it was ridiculously expensive. Since then I have opted for functionality over looks--until now. I am very happy that I found your website. Attached are some pictures. I took the last picture with the lights off because I wasn't able to eliminate the reflection in the screen otherwise.

     

    I only wish I had waited to buy an iPad Air 2 cover from Story Leather. But my iPhone case matches the red Apple leather case very nicely!

     

    Thanks,

     

    Anna

    We're glad the Anna like her case, we can only commend that the nice pick of choice with the matching red ostrich.

    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.

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  • Story Leather: How do you Accessorize your phone?

    Posted on March 24, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    So many phones and so many choices for accessories. In a time where you can customize your phone as much as your wardrobe there's no telling what you can do. I personally use the Cartera Phone wallet, but I'm pretty active. So for the more out doors scene I use a simple gel case. That got me thinking, what about everyone else, what do they use?

     

    Kim Terca prefers to go bareback with her phone:

    After having 3 iPhones stolen in San Francisco in the last 18 months, I
    have given up on phone cases. I carry my current iPhone 6 bareback, under
    the theory that it will be stolen again before it cracks or breaks.
    Although I did consider buying the phone case that doubles as a stun gun. ;)

    I've actually seen that case and it's great for self defense or if you're trying to extend the life of your battery.

     

    Steven likes to use a classic wallet case, stylish and functional:

     

    I have always been a classic look classy kind of guy. I don't get into the new fads and whatnot. Being a traditional I love the leather cases that look super classy and are also a wallet. My personal favorite is the Monk Magnetic Wallet Case because it allows you to pull your phone easily out of the case when taking a call so you don't have to hold your wallet to your ear. It might not sound super unique but in a world full of bright pink and lime green phone cases I think we need to see a little more leather.

    https://sewelldirect.com/Monk-Magnet-Wallet-Case-for-iPhone-5s.asp

    -Steven (I do work for Sewell)

    We've always admired the magnetic cases, I don't mind the whole case there, but for those that do, there's a link that Steven provided.

     

    Lastly we have Dan Nainan, a comedian that has touched the funny bone of everyone including our President Barack Obama.

    You are not going to believe this, but I accessorize my iPhone 6+ (which was
    signed by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, a fan and friend) with a Hello
    Kitty case. You may ask why, once you pick yourself up off the floor
    laughing. This may sound weird, but I'm a huge Hello Kitty fan. That's
    because my late cat looked exactly like he could have been the model for
    Hello Kitty...all white, with pink nose and pink ears. Sometimes people see
    it and think I'm gay, but who cares? The girls love it and make comments on
    it all the time, in fact I've dated two girls whom I met because they made
    comments on my case.

    We can always appreciate someone who honors the beloved memory if their pet/companion, especially in unique ways like this.

     

    (Photo courtesy of Dan)

    Everyone has their own way of expressing themselves through many ways, in this case they do it with a phone accessory.

    As a side note, if you haven't seen some of his clean comedy acts, we highly suggest that you do. If you want to hear more of his jokes he has a twitter and youtube so be sure to follow him.

    Everyone has a fun or practical way or expressing themselves and we would love to hear more about it. You can always submit your stories to cs@storyleather.com.

    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.

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  • Story Leather: Historical Wallet Fun Facts

    Posted on March 22, 2015 by Staci Wilson

    Since we’ve been blogging about the history of wallets – did you know Perseus is said to have carried the head of Medusa in one? Or that Shakespeare helped coin the term? – We thought it would be fun and interesting to create a bullet-point timeline of the biggest hits in wallet history. We’ll skip over Ancient Greece and the Renaissance, since we’ve already covered those times.

    19th Century:

    In addition to currency, a wallet would be used for carrying dried meat, victuals, personal treasures, and things the wearer wanted to keep hidden. However, it was more than likely that money would not be found in a wallet in the U.K. because over 3/4 of the British population never handled pound coins and were highly unlikely to come in contact with paper money.

    Wallets originally were used by early Industrial Americans. According to Otis T. Mason’s essay “The History of the Carrying Industry,” it was considered civilized to carry one’s wallet on their belt. Believe it or not, carrying goods or a wallet in one’s pocket was considered uncouth.

    In Spain, a wallet was a case for smoking paraphernalia, and hardly ever to carry money.

    20th Century:

    The turn of the century’s wallet looked pretty much as we know it today: a foldable leather, pocket-sized accessory made for the purpose of carrying paper bills.

    The modern bi-fold wallet with multiple card slots became standardized in the early 1950s with the introduction of the first credit cards.

    In the 60s, wallets with chains were introduced. They were popularized by bikers to secure their wallets while riding their motorcycles.

    In the 70s, the widespread reliance upon credit suggested that most wealthy people were unlikely to carry large sums of money.

    Also in the 1970s, the Velcro-closure wallet was introduced.

    Punk fashion in the 70s and then early 1990s grunge and heavy metal fashion, brought back the chained wallet look.

    Present Day:

    Wallets are as popular as ever, especially leather billfolds like ours, but someday, what with the advent of electronic banking and transactions, they will probably be stored as apps in our phones.

    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 Staci Layne Wilson on and on Twitter at @StaciWilson


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase

  • Story Leather: What Kind of Purse Would Wonder Woman Carry?

    Posted on March 20, 2015 by Staci Wilson

    What Kind of Purse Would Wonder Woman Carry?

    As you probably know, Wonder Woman is a feisty and foxy fictional super-heroine. She’s been a mainstay in the DC Comic books, as well as leaving an indelible mark on the history of television when she was played by Lynda Carter in the live action series in the 1970s.

    Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazons and is known in her realm as Diana of Themyscira, and she is blessed with a wide array of superhuman powers and superior combat skills. As such she possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and an invisible airplane. But when she’s out and about in the world, she assumes the identity Diana Prince, a plain-Jane who carries a brown shoulder-bag that’s just as blah and she is.

     

    So we got to wondering… what if Wonder Woman herself carried a purse? What would it look like, and what would be in it? We quizzed some pundits in the know, and here’s what they came up with.

    Francesca Gray of The Pontes Group said, “I think Wonder Woman would be rocking [a vegan design] since she is a protector of the world and everything in it. Her purse would be in blue and red, to match her outfit.”

    Fashionably Your Nicole thinks, “Wonder Woman, is a superhero on the go, and so she doesn't need to be rifling through her bag for hair spray, lipstick, or eyeliner.” Wonder Woman’s bag would have to have a lot of easy-to-find compartments.

    Wendy Kendall, a certified personal image consultant and best-selling author, thinks Wonder Woman would have something in army camouflage, reminiscent of her alternate identity as Diana Prince.  Inside there would be a jewelry cloth for cleaning the bracelets on the go, also a first aid kit, and yogurt.”

    We think our Barron Woven Messenger Bag would be perfect for Wonder Woman, because it’s similar to the tote she carries as Diana Prince, but it’s got a lot more pizzazz and she could customize it to any color she wants. It’s made of Premium lambskin, and has three plentiful pockets:

    - 1 zippered inner pocket

    - 1 mobile phone compartment

    - 1 inner insert pocket

     

    Photo: ABC Television Archives

    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 Staci Layne Wilson on and on Twitter at @StaciWilson


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

  • Story Leather: Vertu, the Elegance of England

    Posted on March 18, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Smartphones, a luxury item turned tool, then a tool turned into everyday accessory. Almost everyone has some sort of mobile device and it's become so commonplace that it's really hard to keeping showing up the competition. Then comes Vertu, a company based in England that turned this accessory into a fashion statement.

    Vertu has literally changed the way we look at mobile devices, or as they refer to it "mobile communication instruments". We're using to seeing the the same old plastic phones with the chrome paint or if we're lucky enough we'll see a particularly nice metal/aluminum body. How about forgetting all of that and swapping it for material like titanium, platinum, gold, diamonds, rubies, real mother of pearl, and real 100% genuine leather? Well These are the materials Vertu works with.

     

    (Photo courtesy of Vertu)

    The Vertu Signature Touch is, my favorite, their "signature" line when you need that extra something to go with your Bentley or Aston Martin. Coincidentally enough Vertu has a Bentley signature phone as well. With all it's glitz and glam, what's under the hood? Well the Vertu is one phone that is great inside and out. Each phone is handcrafted to perfection by an artisan in England and they take their perfection down to the stud of every phone. Of course with this level of details comes with a price to match, but it's well worth it. Who can really say they have their phone build from the ground up by hand, with real leather for the case, and the experience to match? Vertu can.

    If you'd like to learn more about Vertu, be sure to visit their website at www.Vertu.com/us and if you have a Vertu then there's nothing else you need.

    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.

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  • Story Leather: South by South West

    Posted on March 16, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    South by South West, the premiere venue for all things tech, music, gaming, films and so much more. With every passing year this event is getting bigger and better at show casing the best and brightest creators of their field. This event is hosted in Austin, Texas and is a week long event with different venues showcasing each category. So lets learn a bit more about SXSW and their events.

     

     

    Music and Media Conference

    With over 2,000 bands performing, you can be sure that you haven't heard of the band then you might in the next few months. As a hub for creativity, SXSW isn't just about playing the music, it's a chance to interact with the guests and other musicians. Currently in its 29th year, there's no stopping this music train anytime soon.

     

    Film Conference & Festival

    If you're thinking, "Why don't I see anything new?", then look no further. SXSW Film is where the new minds of media come to meet and share their ideas. Whether it be full length film or a short feature, brilliant minds gather here to discus and share their work in film to help create a new original ideas.

     

    SXSW Interactive Festival

    Founded in 1994, the Interactive Festival is a  culmination of emerging technology, gaming, creative start ups and everything digitally interactive is shown here. New minds always bring new ideas; new ideas can pave the way to the next big innovation. Anything is possible.

     

    All these events culminate to everything that is SXSW and it's embodiment of creativity and innovation. In summary SXSW says it best.

    "The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery." - SXSW

    For more information on SXSW you can visit their website at sxsw.com

    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 Staci Layne Wilson on and on Twitter at @StaciWilson


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  • Story Leather: What Kind of Purse Would Cleopatra Carry?

    Posted on March 14, 2015 by Staci Wilson

    Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. Cleopatra’s larders were so heavily endowed at the time of her death in 30 B.C., that when the Romans plundered Egypt, the Roman Empire was able to reduce its interest rates from 12 to 4 percent. In short: she was rich.

     

    So that leaves one to wonder: What kind of purse might she have carried, and what would be in it?

     

    Let’s hope her potion for Caesar’s baldness was not inside. The smell of burnt mice, ground horse teeth, bear grease and deer marrow can’t possibly be too pleasant in an unventilated purse after a hot day cruising the Nile.

     

     

    We asked a few style mavens what they thought Cleo would carry –

     

    Wanelo says, “Cleopatra would have a purse that speaks to her one true love: her cat. A gold lion purse is absolutely purrfect for any Egyptian ruler. Besides holding the hearts of many men including Julius Caesar and Mark Antony it would carry gold coins, snacks, and a cat doll for her son.”

     

    It seems the gold/yellow theme is on the minds of many, when it comes to the Egyptian enchantress. “Nothing but a solid gold hand bag would do for Queen of the Nile!” says Marian Rothschild, stylist and author of the book, Look Good Now and Always. “Yes it would be heavy, but that why you have slaves, of course; to carry your stuff. Inside her bag would be a vial of Moroccan oil for moisturizing skin and hair in that dessert heat, black ink for any eyeliner smudges, some frankincense perfume, a hand-carved comb, some gold coins for bribing government officials and bandits, and last but not least, a spare cobra in case the one on her headpiece breaks off.”

     

    Rohini Shah, the founder of BluSalt thinks the royal bag would be “Sleek, black with gold / silver accessories to complement her mysterious, gorgeous kohl-lined eyes, black hair and phenomenal head-dress. It would be convertible from a clutch to a cross-body purse, which is good for everything from an evening banquet with Caesar to a rugged trip inside a carpet. There would be a discrete pocket to secure personal items, or in Cleopatra’s case, to keep that extra vial of venom. Not to mention passes, passports and photos of Caesarion.”

     

    Wendy Kendall says, “snakeskin would suit Cleopatra.  Inside would be a fan made from ostrich feathers, wine, lots of makeup, a compact mirror, an international smart phone for calls to Italy and to take lots of selfies, and discount coupons for pizza and Greek yogurt.”

     

    Our Loren bag in premium lambskin would be the perfect accessory for any powerful, modern woman. It’s stylish and elegant, yet large enough for all your needs.

    - 1 inner pocket

    - 1 zippered inner pocket

    - 1 mobile phone compartment

    - 1 detachable zipper pouch

    - Handmade production lead time is 25-30 calendar days

    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 Staci Layne Wilson on and on Twitter at @StaciWilson


    This post was posted in Fashion, Personal Style

  • History of the Wallet – The Renaissance Period

    Posted on March 13, 2015 by Staci Wilson

    “Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, wherein he puts alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.” -- Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (1609)

     

    These days we have nicer things to put in our wallets. Mainly, paper money and credit cards. But back in the Renaissance Period, things were different. With the increase in use of metals as currencies, wallets were designed to include heavy coins and the bearer’s statement of accounts. That’s how the word budget came from “bowgett” -- bowgett was another word for moneybag, or wallet.

     

    Wallets were vitally important to men on the move in the Renaissance era, since pockets, were only sewn into women’s dresses, and didn’t often appear in male clothing until the 17th century. It was at about this time in history that wallets began to take on some semblance of the shape we know presently, as they evolved after the introduction of paper currency to the New World in the 1600s. The first paper currency was introduced by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690 -- however, fold-over billfolds had actually been used some time before, in 1500s Europe.

     

     

    Those first wallets were made primarily of cow or horse hide and included a small pouch for printed calling cards (to “call” someone back then meant to actually go and visit them -- this was long before the invention of the telephone).

     

    If you have a lot of calling cards, our Sallas Long Wallet will be the perfect choice for you. Its classic, sleek design is especially becoming in black or dark brown (though we can make it custom-colored) and it boasts 1 accordion zipper pocket compartment with interior insert and card slots; 1 zipper accordion coin pouch; 20 card slots total; and 1 ID window. Production lead time is 25-30 days

    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 Staci Layne Wilson on and on Twitter at @StaciWilson


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  • Story Leather: New Stock Items!

    Posted on March 10, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    It's the second week of March and Spring is slowly starting to make an appearance. Who would have guessed that the groundhog was right!?

    Moving into Spring we wanted to show off some new Stock leather accessories that are now available for purchase!

     

    Chelsea Woven Coin Wallet

     

     

    This mini wallet is mini coin purse and wallet all woven together in a neat little package. This comes in our popular coffee lambskin and gold hardware. It's perfect for that quick grab item when you're on the go.

     

    Alamo Card Holder

     

     

    Do you tend to have more cards than you do storage space and is your wallet a bulging mass of items? Well the Alamo Card holder is the solution for you. With 20 card inserts and a couple bill inserts behind them, this should help de-clutter that mess.

     

    Vanetta Comestic Pouch

     

     

    Too much make up to fit in your purse? Why not try out the Vanetta Cosmetic Bag. Comes big enough to hold most everything you need, but compact enough to place in a bag or purse. This is a special limited Red Shine Saffiano Cross Pattern Leather which is only offered on this bag!

     

    Porto Woven Travel Kit

     

     

    Travel often and don't really have an organized way to pack all of your needed items? Why not consolidate them into a Porto Woven Travel Kit. It's a large pouch with pockets inside to make sense of any last minute travel debacle.

     

    We have a plethora of new items added to our in stock section ranging from key pouches, card holders, and all the way to small carry alls. To find all the new accessories just visit

    http://www.storyleather.com/in-stock-items/small-leather-goods.html

    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.

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  • Story Leather: BlackBerry Slider?

    Posted on March 9, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    With #MWC2015 coming to a close it's time to looks back at some mobile companies that are making a big comeback with retro designs. This one brings it back quite a bit, the sliding keyboard. I think one of my all time favorite phone concoctions was the sliding keyboard. Don't know why, but I thought it was so cool to slide the screen up and use a hidden keyboard. Of course looking back I saw how impractical it might have been, but looking back as second time, it seems like it might be good to have again.

    Enter BlackBerry and their "Slider", not the real name but it's what they're calling it as of now.

     

     

    (Photo: Courtesy of CNET)

     

    Although this was a teaser, their headlining device is the full touch screen BlackBerry Leap. The leap has a full 5 inch HD touch display is very sleek in its design. Following the Square like design of the Passport, the Leap is set at $275 sale price. After looking at the Leap a bit more I can't help but admire BlackBerry's comeback to the the Mobile world. To read more visit CNET where they have all the up to date coverage on MWC 2015.

    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.

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