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  • Summer Travel Essentials

    Posted on July 1, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    Every summer, we all want to have the best time ever and get some sun. We want to have new experiences and we want to travel. It’s the time of the year, when feeling free feels even better. This year on your summer you’ll need few things from Story Leather to get you through those little getaways. Here are your travel essentials for the upcoming season:
     
    THE PERFECT WALLET:
     
    When it’s time to travel, organization and style are key which is why a Story Leather wallet is at the top of the list. When traveling we need to have all of our go to information in one safe and compact place. This wallet has many pockets inside to keep you organized and ready. It can be custom made to order with handcrafted genuine leather. All of our leather wallets are hand made and crafted by our leather artisans.
     

     
    CARD HOLDER:
     
    The perfect wallet can also be a little heavy when you’re traveling so our go to and most favorite item for traveling is the Watson Card Holder. It’s got the greatest look! It’s modern, fresh, classy, and sleek. We love the Watson Card Holder with a pebbled grain design in light colors but you can choose any color you want. We have so many different styles to choose from that the Watson Card Holder is only one of many, there is plenty of opportunity to select or make the perfect one.
     

     
    PASSPORT:
     
    If you’re getting ready to travel outside of the country, the most important thing at all times is your passport. A stylish and sleek passport is the best kind of passport, we believe in style at Story Leather which is the reason that our Brookfield passport is one of our absolute favorites as a passport holder. It’s got the sleek, compact, and touch of luxury that we seek. This design has been a top favorite for our leather lovers, but there is an amazing collection to select from.
     

     
    Those were our bare minimum essentials to travel with from Story Leather. There are so many great items to choose from because we do not limit our leather lovers. There are many styles and great designs to choose from and you have the ability to make your own styles. Make your own story with Story Leather and take a piece of it with you wherever you go. When you’re traveling the summer, truly enjoy yourself and the new surroundings. New life adventures is when we grow the most.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase, Personal Style and was tagged with Wallet, Passport, travel essentials, card holders

  • 4 Reasons to Buy Long Wallet Made of Exotic Python Leather

    Posted on April 8, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    A huge number of fashion-forwards prefer functionality with every piece they buy. A long leather wallet of course, has the functionality besides its vintage looks and durability. Just as the smart phones’ length is getting bigger, the demand of long leather wallets is getting higher. Besides this basic reason, there are numerous other motives that are making the long leather wallets a huge trend in fashion scene.

     

     

    As much as we consider women’s handbags and shoes as the basic leather accessory in the world of high fashion, the usage of exotic leather has been limited to the said fashion accessories. The Story Leather has taken up the exotic leather fashion to another level and created long wallets in python skin for those who like to stay updated and affluence with a bold status symbol.

     

    The Prime Craftsmanship
    While creating something premium with exotic leather, the expert craftsmanship is mandatory to deal with it. Python hides are quite popular choice for exotic materials for wallets. This exquisite skin is exceptionally soft making it difficult to yield in rectangular shape. To create sophisticated long wallets, the Story Leather experts use their dexterity to set high standards in the fashion industry, creating exclusive styles that emphasize on distinction and quality in fashion accessories.

     

    The Diamond Python Hides
    At Story Leather, designers use more unique and popular python skins of Southeast Asian python reticulates –these largest python skins are also known as diamond python. It doesn’t require any processing or thinning with tools that are usually required for scaly reptile hides. The end result of the product is nothing but a piece of art all set to fulfill your high fashion needs.

     

    Luxury and Style
    These long wallets are designed to carry all your basic necessities such as credit cards, bit of cash, business cards, ID cards, smart phone, and compact kit –yes you can carry all of them in a single wallet. Aside of comfort and style, they are also secure and primed for quick access to your cards and phone.

     

    Functionality
    The Story Leather long wallet is a stylish design that includes horizontal card slots on each side of wallet interior, and an insert patch pocket on each side of the wallet interior. This entire detail sums up to provide functionality into a sleek and stylish fashionable wallet. Have a look at the python skin Vienna Long Wallet here

     


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase, Personal Style and was tagged with in-stock, long wallet, python skin, vienna, ready to ship

  • Types of Leather Used To Make Wallets, Purses, and Bags

    Posted on March 7, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    There are a variety of different leathers used when manufacturing leather goods. From animal hide types to dyes to preparations, the limit is truly endless. Some leathers work better than others for certain products, keeping wear in mind. In addition to durability, style and personal preference play a large role in leather selection.

    Common Types

    Full Grain - This strong and durable leather has not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed on the surface so it is not as smooth and lends a natural look. The breathable nature acquires less moister and it naturally patinas in color during its lifetime. This is made from the top layer of the hide. Bags are not normally made from this except for high quality pieces because it is difficult to work with for smaller pieces, this is the most common for shoes.

    Top Grain - This is the second highest quality leather and the most popular in luxury leather goods. The split layer has been taken away and this is thinner and more pliable. This also does not age as well because the strongest fibers were sanded away. It is treated with a finish coat and sanding; due to this there is no natural patina and a colder feel. This leather is stain resistant and these are the strongest popular, easy to find leather goods.

    Corrected Grain - This is a leather that has an artificial grain applied on the surface, so leather no meeting the high standards for vegetable or other tanned leathers. After the perfections are sanded off, there is an artificial grain embossed and pigments applied on top to hide imperfections even more. This can also be referred to as Genuine Leather and is most popular for wallets for affordability.

    Split Leather - This is made from the fibrous part of the leather after the top rawhide has been separated. This is used to create suede, which is tougher than clothed and a great fabric for lining.

    Bonded Leather - This is the collected dust from other leather that are glued and pressed together, used to mix with synthetic leather. This is the weakest of leather.

    Common Finishes:

    Chrome Tanned - This is produced by using chromium salts, blue and other exotic colors can be produced by this method. It is pliable, supple, and keeps shape and form easily. It is also easy to produce in about a day, and makes up 80% of leather goods.

    Vegetable Tanned - This is tanned using tannins from vegetables, bark, wood, leaves, fruits, and roots. Normally the leather results supple and brown with shade variation based on tannins and animal hide. This is not good in water, it will discolor, shrink, and harden.

    Aldehyde Tanned - Using Aldehyde chemicals, this leather is white or cream in color.

    Rose Tanned - This rare, lengthy process is created by using rose otto oil in place of other oils and the leather goods keep a delightful rose scent.


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, News, How To: and was tagged with genuine leather, types of leather, fine grain, top grain, tanned leather

  • Brand Profile - Mophie Iphone Cases

    Posted on March 4, 2016 by Makenna Lenover

    How They Got Started

    Based in California, Mophie is a phone case company centers their design around charging while keeping phones waterproof. Two co founders started designing in 2006 and released the first JuicePack products, the original name. These were so successful they continued. The Mophie Rescue Initiative was an innovative advertisement scheme on their part, at the South by Southwest Festival, people would tweet in their dying phone, and winners had an interactive map tracking Saint Bernards that traveled through the festival. Once they found the dogs, they received a power reserve to charge their phone.


    Image Source: http://www.mophie.com/staypowerful?pixlee_album_photo_id=104197235

    Case To Fame

    The two most innovative and acclaimed products in Mophie’s line are the juice pack and space pack. The juice pack is the first mobile battery pack that was certified by Apple, and the space pack is the first mobile charging case with built in local storage. These products were unique to the market and innovative at their release, which was what propelled Mophie to fame!

    Philanthropic Help

    Mophie is a unique case company because they are highly interested in helping others. In 2015 they partnered with (RED) a HIV/AIDs charity focused on ending the epidemic. This red juice pack air case was special, as all proceeds went to the foundation.

    Review:

    Style

    While these cases come in a variety of colors, they are pretty standard on design. They are not too bulky considering the battery-charging element, but they keep the design minimal. The satin finished materials are sleek, but not luxurious. Most users of these cases are relying on the functional element, so this is most likely why the style is lacking.

    Functionality

    It does not get more functional than remote charging and local storage backup. These cases are unique and the first to introduce mobile charging. No matter where you are, their slogan #StayPowerful will have your back and keep you charged. The brand also carries larger portable chargers you can link to your phone with a cord for multiple charges. The most functional ability of the space packs and stations is the additional 128G of space you can receive in addition to charging. If you are busy and do a lot on your phone, this is definitely beneficial to you.

    Durability/Protection

    While most of these cases are designed just for charging, there are military standard, rugged cases as well that keep your phone protected from water and elements and charged. The H2Pro line has cases that are completely waterproof while charging your phone. So if you loose your phone in the rain, when you find it, it will be charged and dry!


    This post was posted in Technology, Showcase, Promotion and was tagged with Mophie, iPhone case, battery case, staypowerful

  • Treat Your iPad

    Posted on March 2, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    You may deck out your phone in trusty cases and gear, but it is easy to forget about your Ipad. This device is just as useful in your daily life and deserves just as much love. Here’s some great options to encase your Ipad and give it new life. Depending on your lifestyle, you may want something with a different style for different uses. From just traveling, to running errands all day, to using it heavily for various tasks, there’s an option for you and you never have to compromise luxury and style for functionality.

    For The Busy

    If you’re quite busy and on the go with your gear, a back cover case is perfect. It keeps your case scratch free and protected, but it also keeps the bulk to a minimum. That way, you can easily slip your device into your bag and pull it out when you want to read or play a game, but look good doing it.


    iPad Pro Slate

    For The Heavy User

    Just because you use your Ipad frequently doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a genuine leather good to make it more luxurious. What will be most convenient for you is a case with a folding ability that allows you to prop your Ipad at different angles. Try one angle for reading, one for replying to emails, one for playing games, and another for watching movies. This is especially helpful for hands free reading on the go. Rather than holding your device, you can conveniently angle it to your desired level and then read. If you are taking notes, the propping feature is especially helpful to let your hands write while reading. These cases are durable and flexible for all your electronic needs.


    Smart Shell Pro

    For The Traveler

    If you travel a lot and bring your Ipad on the go, you may want a stylish storage case rather than a functional case. A portfolio style case to slip your Ipad into is the perfect option to take your Ipad and keep it safe in your luggage while you’re commuting elsewhere. You can even slide your keyboard in so you have less stuff scattered throughout. Pair with a matching pouch to hold cleaning supplies and your charging equipment.


    Courier Pro

    If you are using the original iPad, the iPad Mini, or the iPad Air, please click here to pick a style to customize a case fit your device. Customize Now


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, News

  • Leather Types Used By Top Fashion Designers

    Posted on February 28, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    When you’re investing in a leather good, you want to know your item is of the highest quality. Top fashion designers use high quality leather with beautiful textures and colors. These are some leather types used by top designers on the market, including Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.

    Box Calf Leather (or Veau Leather): This is soft, smooth, glossy, yet very sensitive to water. This leather is popularly seen in the Hermes Classic Birkin. Similar leather is Veau Tadelakt, but it is much softer and has no visible grains at all.

    Barenia Natural: This calf leather is originally used in saddles but has been applied to other leather goods, it is typically combined with white top stitch making it more durable, and is water resistant. This leather does patina.

    Clemence Leather: A broad and flat pebbled pattern made from baby bull, the Veau Taurillon Clemence leather is increasing in popularity. This leather is sturdy yet slouchy, and water creates blisters.

    Togo Leather: Togo leather is scratch resistant and easily repaired. Made from baby calf, the texture is raised, yet smooth and fine. There is a pronounced graininess and is finer than Clemence leather.

    Epsom Leather: This is a simple leather that is embossed, so the pattern is rigid and structure rather than naturally grainy. It is compressed, sturdy and holds shape, and scratch resistant. The exterior is also laminated and easy to clean. A similar leather is Veau Grain Lisse lightweight with less angular grains, also embossed.

    Fjord Leather: Made from A Vache, or adult cow, this wide and flat-grained leather is matte with a soft texture. It is sophisticated and heavy.

    Gulliver/Swift Leather: This fine grain leather is luminous and almost shimmers in the sunlight. This leather is great for absorbing dye and it reflects light making colors vibrant. It is easily scratched, but also can be polished away.

    Chevre de Coromandel Leather: This sturdy goathide leather is strong yet lightweight. The texture is soft and tough against scratches, and it is incredibly long lasting.

    Chevre Mysore Leather: This goathide leather is completely scratch resilient and has a defined, visible grain. Goatskin is one of the most durable leathers on the market, yet it is stiff and soft at the same time.

    Crocodylus Niloticus: This leather is from the Nile Crocodile with a very visible large scale pattern. This leather can come in both shiny finishes and matte finishes, which both allow the scale pattern to be distinct in different ways.

    Crodcodylus Porosus: This leather comes from a particular crocodile in Australia, Southeast Asia, and Singapore.

    Ostrich Leather: This is a very unique leather and stands out with the distinct pores scattered throughout a smooth background. It changes with contact on skin and in light.

    Empreinte Leather: Made from calfskin, this leather is supple and durable, also embossed.

    Epi (Saffiano) Leather: A trade mark of Louis Vuitton, this leather is water resistant and scratch proof, made from specially tanned leather treated with plant extracts.

    Lambskin Leather: This soft and smooth leather is like a baby’s bottom. The delicate, velvet like nature is also difficult to keep in perfect shape, it needs extreme caution. Caviar leather is similar but has a bumpier, rougher texture and is a bit heavier and more resilient.

    Deerskin: Cerf leather is pebble like, smooth, and not fully pronounced. This is weightier and flexible. Many deerskin leathers today are actually made from calf skin to replicate the texture but not be as heavy.

    Calfskin, Quilted: This Chanel staple leather is made from cow hide and is soft and smooth. The fine grain looks perfect with the quilted texture sewn into the leather. There is also an aged version that is more durable, yet ragged.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase and was tagged with genuine leather, leather types, hermes, louis vuitton, chanel

  • Brand Profile: Lifeproof

    Posted on February 24, 2016 by Makenna Lenover

    How They Started:
    Starting in 2009, Lifeproof cases were innovated by an Australian entrepreneur. These smartphone and tablet cases are both functional and protective in the water, snow, dirt, and to shock. In addition to cases, Lifeproof sells belt clips, headphones, chargers, connectors, arm bands, bike mounts, photography equipment, and flotation jacketing to equip the adventurer in you.

    Name Meaning:

    The name is indicative of the function in this case; these phone cases are meant to hold up to all of life’s challenges like water, dirt, and dropping, hence why they are lifeproof.

    Product To Fame:

    Lifeproof came to popularity through a demo at the LAUNCH conference, using demos and presentation to show the product’s abilities. An iPhone 4 in a Lifeproof case was dropped, smothered in ketchup and mustard, covered in dirt, and rinsed in a fish tank to look brand new again.

    Review:
    Style - Besides color variation, these cases are strictly utilitarian. Though not completely bulky, these cases definitely look more protective than stylish. The rugged materials add to the utilitarian feel. There are some more feminine color combinations like pink and mint green, as well as a camouflaged print. If you’re looking for leather, designs, or sophistication, Lifeproof probably is not your best option.

    Functionality - These cases easily snap on in two pieces, and can be adjusted to activate waterproof features. There is a seal to put in the headphone jack to maintain the waterproof feature, as well as a hinged, gasket door to block off the charger port. The case is fully touch sensitive and does not impair the camera lens quality. The case is also not bulky, making it sleek and portable. There is also a charger case that will keep your phone charged and protected.

    Protection - As the name suggests, these cases are protective against the elements. All of the cases are tested rigorously before sale. They are tested for their waterproof nature and are thrown out if there is any leakage, being submersed in two meters of water for an hour. They also pass US Military Standards with the durability against dropping. These standards require devices can withstand repeated shock during transport and use. Additionally, the cases are circulated with dust particles for eight hours, assuring no dust reaches the electronic device inside. Although heavily test, Lifeproof recommends user tests the case against water before installing their device and subjecting it to the elements.

    Images courtesy of https://www.lifeproof.com/


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion and was tagged with iPhone case, lifeproof, waterproof, protective cases

  • Brand Profile: OtterBox

    Posted on February 12, 2016 by Makenna Lenover

    Founded in 1998, OtterBox started by manufacturing cases directed towards those who love the outdoors and all things rugged. Enthusiasts could find water resistant, shock resistant, and drop resistant cases for mobile phones thanks to the innovative design.

    The first OtterBox, a water resistant box, was made in the founder’s garage in response to the growing water sports craze. These incredibly resistant cases were perfect for sporty people who still wanted to be connected to their phones, and these cases were what brought the line to fame.OtterBox continued to grow their line, and even make supplies for the United States Military.

    The name comes from the function of the case. Box is obvious because of the original shape of the product and the way it contours in a boxlike manner around your phone. To insinuate that the cases were waterproof, the name Otter came to be because otters have waterproof fur.

    The line makes a variety of styles of Life Proof cases with a one-year warranty, as well as screen protectors. The cases fit all of the various mainstream phones including iPhones, Samsungs, and Blackberries. Some are more protective, while others are sleeker and more stylish; It’s all about compromising to find the perfect fit for you.

    Line Review:

    Style - The original Defender case is quite bulky, but OtterBox has made some concessions to make the cases protective yet sleeker. The Symmetry series has some patterned options, and there are even ways to customize your case. Overall, the plastic material is not sophisticated, and fashion is a latter concern of OtterBox. A few cases for newer phones, like the Strada series and Statement Series start to address fashion, but provide less protection.
    http://www.otterbox.com/en-us/iphone-6s-cases

    Functionality - As far as protecting and casing your phone, these are spot on. There are multiple options to fit you lifestyle, from the ultra protective Defender to the Resurgence Power Case that actually charges your phone for you. Another functional feature about OtterBox is the ability to purchase high quality screen protectors to prevent your phone screen from scratching while still looking brilliant like glass.

    Protection -
    Protection is where OtterBox ranks the highest, they can be considered the innovators of the life proof case. You can find cases that are waterproof, shatterproof, and shock proof. Their guarantee that if your phone breaks in the case, they’ll replace it, affirms the protective nature of the case. The most protective is the original Defender, but there are other options that are sleeker with less protection. It’s all about compromise.

    http://www.otterbox.com/en-us/iphone-6s-cases

    Here at Story Leather, we have a strong fanbase of Otterbox users. Customers come to us to have a custom-made-to-order holster case sized to fit their Otterbox. Customize yours here.


    This post was posted in Showcase, Style Stories and was tagged with iPhone, Otterbox, Defender

  • Newly Released Watson Slim Profile Card Holder - Available for Immediate Shipment

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Slim is in! Everyone is looking to slim down the wallet by carrying less.  We here at Story Leather have just released the Watson, available in woven pattern in 4 colors - Black, Gold, Red, and Blue.

    Want something more customizable or not woven? Try to custom build one here: http://www.storyleather.com/custom-made-to-order-watson-leather-card-wallet.html


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, News and was tagged with slim wallet, watson, card holder

  • Story Leather's Silly Cell-Phone Drop Stories

    Posted on May 2, 2015 by Staci Wilson

    We recently covered the benefits of covered cases for cell phones, especially when it comes to protection from accidental drops, but sometimes it takes a little reminder to drive home the importance of a point.

     

    According to Tech21.com, who recently took a survey of over 3,000 individuals:

     

    * 18 percent of frequent travelers have paid to fix their tablet screen in the past year

    * Over a third of travelers have spent more than $30 on tablet protection

    * 81 percent of parents report that their child has broken their tablet by throwing it

    * One in four parents had to pay to fix their tablet screen in the past year

    * Nearly half of parents (45 percent) said the most common cause of tablet damage was from getting in and out of a car, or leaving it on top of a car

     

    These statistics were arrived at after the leader in impact protection for smartphones, tablets and laptops, asked frequent travelers and parents about their tablet use.

     

    So now that you have the facts, here are a few fun stories we here at Story Leather gathered for your amusement, and edification.

     

     

    (Photo Courtesy of chazmanrocks.wordpress.com)

     

    I once dropped my phone in the toilet — and flushed it! The phone had been in my back pocket and after tinkling, I stood as I normally do and flushed. Simultaneously, the phone fell from my pocket and was carried away with the current. But it didn't leave the unit completely. I had to call a plumber who dismantled the toilet, turned it upside down in the bathtub and fished the phone out. Oddly enough, after drying out for a few days, the phone still worked (I didn't use it anymore, but was able to get my content). Now, I ALWAYS take my phone out of my pocket before sitting on the toilet!

    Joy Graham

    Houston, TX

     

     

     

    We are a moving company and actually provide company cell phones to our team leaders (the supervisor of each moving team). Therefore, we are literally always dropping our phones (off our trucks while climbing up/down, leaving them on top of a piece of furniture that gets knocked over, and many other situations).

    Jon Katz, CEO

    Katz Moving

     

     

    I drop it all the time. I have gotten quite good at the soccer toe balance... meaning I can catch it in my instep and balance it. (I have a Note 4, so it’s similar in size to a soccer ball!) This isn't an exact science, and the other day I had to use my weaker left foot, mistimed it, and kicked the phone asking the asphalt like a hockey puck about 30 feet away... Glass down. I have a phone case, so no harm done.

    TJ

    Shark Tank Podcast Host

     

    Stay tuned for more in this series of Silly Cellphone Drop Stories – and please share, if you have one.

     

    And… don’t forget: We have lots of great phone cases available for whatever your needs are: Holsters, Wallet Cases, Sleeve, and so much more!

    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 Technology, Showcase, Promotion, Doing the Right Thing

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