• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case... for a while.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought this case about three months ago. It is of great build quality, and I'm proud to be sporting an Apple case, but I will echo the cons mentioned in many other reviews here. This case will become irreversibly filthy-looking in a disappointingly short time. The edges around my case, both front and back, have turned nearly black from cumulative skin oils and/or being "polished" while riding in my pocket. Also, this is apparently meant to be a "put it on and leave it on" case as it is very hard to remove. I had no problem with that, but beware if you are using a dock etc. I'm replacing it w/an aftermarket case because it looks terrible now, and I've been very careful/clean with it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vernal

    I bought the red one and it's ok but I would NOT buy this case again. I gad it like two days and it stated to turn black I tried to clean it but it made it worse. I YOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s leather case, red

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    The case feels great and fits well. The buttons work, even though they are covered. As others have mentioned, the case looks filthy quickly. I keep mine in a pocket in my bag, so it is never out unless I am holding it and it still started to look nasty almost right away. I purchased it in October and have cleaned it with leather cleaner several times. It only looks just a tad better (still looks somewhat dirty after I clean it) but then gets nasty looking again right away. I think dirt just sticks to the material. So I spent the money and now I will be looking for a different case because this looks so bad.

    There is minimal if any protection to the screen because the sides jut out only maybe a millimeter.

    I wish Apple had a good case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Paducah

    Looked awesome first day or two then immediately looked old and worn out. Apple should be ashamed to have their name on such an item and should definitely recall or offer a replacement item to anyone who has purchased. What a shame... I really wanted to like this case, light weight, looked awesome & expensive looking first couple of days. :-(

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vintage Charm

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    Love this case. When I first saw it in person, I thought the leather looked too orange and new, but was really hoping it would wear into more of a vintage leather look with time. I was right - it did! After 6 months of use, it's now a deep brown with even darker brown wear marks around the edges....like an old book or something. It also fits very snug and the leather provides enough shock absorption to protect it from falls. And I'm sure this is neither recommended nor guaranteed with this case, but I accidentally dropped it in a sink full of water once, and somehow the phone managed to survive with no issues. I think God intervened on that one though...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leek

    This case is without a doubt, stunning but when I was using it the colour very quickly disappeared, now although I was careful and was aware of the warning from apple that the colour may change over time, I returned it back to the store and exchanged it for a black one, which was safe to say, much better! I wish apple had used to laminated plastic material instead that they used on the smartcovers for iPad.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fremont

    Showcases the phone beautifully, with out adding bulk. Protection wise, you cannot compare it with the Otterbox cases. Overtime the case will grow into the old, worn-out and beaten look of patina on leather. Perfect for those who likes vintage. But if you would like to keep the case looking new longer, spray on some leather protectant before using. Available at all shoe repair places.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Liked it at first

    • Written by from Cheshire

    I liked the style of this case very much when I first got it, although it was really tough to get on and off. When I took it off it squeezed the buttons so hard my phone would try to shut off. It would also randomly turn up the volume and make the volume buttons stick. After having it for maybe less than 6 months, it's now just starting to fall apart. The leather cracked near the vibrate switch, so it's loose. Now it comes off too easily. I thought it was pretty expensive and I hoped it would last awhile, but i'm already in the market for a new one. Disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ripley

    I thought these cases looked awesome when I first saw them so of course I wanted one and bought it for myself. Complete waste of money. I haven't even had it a month yet and the brown case looks so dirty. It is dirty around every single edge. I love the grip of the case and the fact that it was made of leather but I wished it looked new like when I first got it. Your only safe bet in getting this case is to GET THE BLACK ONE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Surrey

    I purchased this case in Red when I got my iPhone 5S and the case feels great!! Adds some grip to the phone, its light, the buttons work great (power button is a little harder to press) and it looks very sleek. BUT after 1 day of owning the phone, the case was already starting to show wearing along the edges and any kind of scratch. If it weren't for my phone having bluetooth issues and me taking it back the next day for a new phone, I probably wouldn't have been able to swap it out with a black case. I have had the black case for a couple of months now and it still looks great. SO Great case... only if you get it in black!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5s - Beige Cover

    • Written by from Sydney

    Just bought my iphone 5s and the beige cover and the first day I have used it, the leather is already showing signs of wear and stains. I am very disappointed with the quality of this product, especially considering that I have chosen this Apple cover over the wide variety of covers on offer.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tight squeeze

    • Written by from Dannebrog

    The tight fit is worth it! I bought the camel brown case about a month ago. Put it on as soon as I got it and just took it off for the first time. No dirt, no crumbs, no dust! I do not baby my phone, it's had plenty of opportunities to get junk between it and the cover. In fact, the reason why I bought this case is because my previous off-brand case scratched the back of my phone less than a day after getting the new 5s.

    Outside of the tight fit, my case has shown signs of hand grease in the places where I hold the phone the most (the sides), not at all surprising with the leather exterior. I think it shows a worn leather look.

    I recommend this case to everybody looking for a case that will keep the junk away from their phone, who likes a unique look, and someone whose proud of showing off the Apple emblem on the back!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst in Class

    • Written by from Toronto

    This case feels great. And looks amazing on Day 1. But after 2 weeks its gets stained up and dirty. Does not weather well at all and ends up looks really bad. But...Day 1 was great.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality product

    • Written by from Moose Jaw

    I read the mostly bad reviews before buying this but thought I'd give it a try anyway. Honestly it's not that bad. I've had the case on for about a month and I would not call the appearance dirty, not mine anyway. It looks "aged" is probably the best way to describe it. I don't mind the look one bit, although maybe mine isn't as bad as some others. It's real leather, it will change color slightly and I'm good with that.

    The case itself is very high quality and aside from a slight discoloring it's a fabulous case. If a slight discoloration on the edges bothers you, don't buy it.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better...

    • Written by from Bronx

    I bought this case in red. I wanted a stylish case that would also fully protect my phone. As far as minimalist protection goes, this case is GREAT! It keeps the phone very secure and well protected without adding a lot of weight to the phone or taking away from the design. However it gets dirty and wears VERY easily with general use. I only keep my phone in my purse, my coat pocket, and on my desk at home and work. Nothing out of the ordinary. Yet I have had to clean it off at least twice a week to keep it looking fresh and new. I also began noticing slight nicks in the material. I haven't even had it for a full month. Unacceptable for a case that cost almost $45 (with tax).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks really bad after only a week

    • Written by from Doral

    I purchased this case exactly 1 month ago. I originally like the case. However, after a week or so, the case started to look very worn. The sides started to rub off, and the color has faded. This is a hard to remove case and doesn’t fit other cables than the original lightning cable from Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not practical

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Thin, pretty and protects screen/back.
    A bit slippery - better than with no case at all.
    Most slightly textured plastic cases are less slippery.

    Any sharp object can damage the leather, it's a very soft leather with no coating.
    I was expecting shoes grade leather for durability. Was a bit surprised it is the softest version of leather.

    Avoid keys, hard surfaces(concrete) and dirt.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the balck cover, this one stains VERY EASILY

    • Written by from Georgetown

    Loved the idea of a leather casing. Bought the brown leather cover to keep the Apple aesthetics and remain loyal to the brand. Unfortunately after just two or three days the brown case would stain very easily, I repeat, very easily. I’m disappointed cause I spent 50 dollars on something that now I don’t like, but makes my iPhone looks horrible. Wish I can trade it of for a black cover at least.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Um, wash your hands?

    • Written by from Burlington

    This is a high qualtiy case and I think the people complaining that it "gets dirty" must be dirty themselves and have disgusting hands. Maybe they aren't worthy of a nice quality leather case and should stick to a cheap plastic one, or maybe they should just buy some soap. I have had this case for weeks and it looks exactly as it did when I opened it. It's exactly how you would expect a leather Apple case to be. The leather smells great, the case fits perfectly, what more do you want? If you handle it gently and aren't a disgusting 3rd world freak then it will probably last a lifetime. If you are a low class pig, or need to handle the phone while on the job w/ dirty hands, then it's probably not for you. End of discussion.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed!

    • Written by from BROOKSVILLE

    The iPhone 5 and 5s are already the most durable iPhone yet, but that just wasn't good enough for me, considering how important this product is to me and how likely I am to do detrimental damage to the phone with no protection. However, I cringed at the thought of having to pull a brick out of my pocket every time I wanted to use it. This is the perfect solution. It protects the phone completely from almost any damage I can inflict on it in a day. Drops into any surface from chest or head level don't harm the phone in the slightest, however concrete drops have made some scuffs on the case itself, which is fine compared to what would happen otherwise. On top of that, I don't even need a screen protector to prevent scratches because the case comes slightly over the level of the screen, eliminating that need.

    This is a small but powerful case. Stylish, and engineered to perfection, it's well worth the money.

    1 of 2 people found this useful