Apple Leather Cases - Patina Proud Photos

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  1. JamiLynee macrumors 6502

    JamiLynee

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    All,

    I'm curious to see the patina on those Apple Leather cases. This one is my Pink Fuchsia - 3 weeks of use. Let's see yours!
     

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  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    always hated the way my red one turned out on my iPhone 6 but loved my how my saddle brown aged over 2yrs. here it is next to my saddle brown for my iPhone X a couple of weeks ago.

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    and my saddle brown case now..

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  3. JamiLynee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How are you getting such an even darkening? I'm jealous!
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    My saddle
     

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  5. JamiLynee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you guys using any products to help it along?
     
  6. andyw715 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry OP, I'm not digging the wear on your case. It's funny though because mine has a similar wear pattern in that top corner. I guess for me, when putting into my pocket, that corner gets the most wear against the jeans pocket.

    I've had a few different colors but always fall back to the Saddle. I guess it's because the assumption that leather that color is supposed to turn a nice patina. Other cases esp the red/pink/taupe just end up looking dirty.

    My old and new are pretty similar to yanki01 shown above after 4 weeks of usage.

    I really like how it looks now, wish it would stay that way instead of turning totally coffee colored. I might try some leather cleaner periodically to see if I can maintain that color.
     
  7. JamiLynee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not like I planned it. Patina just sorta happens. It is what it is. I don't like the unevenness of it. I'm blaming it on little hands, big phone.
     
  8. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    Saddle brown, 1 year.
     

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  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Nope. Just rub your hands on it every now and then.
     
  10. Firestrife macrumors member

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    seeing all these Patina pictures I ended up buying a saddle brown on sale. I was just too convinced by the worn look. haha
     
  11. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    I think I have had every color Apple leather case over the last few years (including yellow). I seem to gravitate towards the Saddle Brown. It wears in nicely and looks, well, like a saddle over time. I have either returned all the others within the 30 day return period or gave them away. Anything light looks dirty after only a few weeks. I tried the OP's color, but I felt it was a color for a female. Blue? boring and hard to tell it's leather. Yellow, dirty quickly. Red, like this a lot, very bright, Black, also boring. Gray, liked this one.

    I ordered blue and saddle brown with my X pre-order. Returned them both. Maybe I got a bad batch, but they looked too perfect and fake. I got a silicone instead and liked it, but as with all my new phones during the honeymoon period, I want a slim low profile case to show it off. I have 5 third party cases on hand or on the way from Amazon, Caudabe, Kaaum, Bright and Sparkly (Facebook poor impulse buy), and Spiegen. Still searching.
     
  12. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    I also had the yellow one, it was nice for the first 2 weeks, but oh boy it looked dirty after a few months.
     
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    nothing. just using it normally.
     
  14. jlczl macrumors 6502

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    I use a bit of coconut oil and coffee grinds.
     
  15. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502

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    +1 on coconut oil and an occasional Coach leather moisturiser. Will darken the leather without blotches.
     
  16. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a

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    So beautiful!
     
  17. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    This grosses me out a bit. I keep thinking this Patina effect is just a combination of the absorption of human oils, grime & wear on the case.

    Does the case start to smell at all after a while?
     
  18. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    One year of patina. Saddle Brown iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black. Still my favorite colored iPhone ever.
     
  19. nieks macrumors 6502

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    Edit: better photo's. First photo's made it all look real dark brown, while in real life it's much more a dark tan color:

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  20. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Have you seriously never owned anything made out of leather? A wallet?
     
  21. JokerABC macrumors member

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    So it seems like black and midnight blue are too boring. Every other color just looks dirty after several months. Saddle brown seems to be the best all around
     
  22. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    Black stays the same color, for those who don’t like patina.

    Midnight blue and gray over time becomes black.

    Saddle brown ages naturally and nicely.

    Anything lighter will look dirty or nasty.
     
  23. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Oh look another condescending reply.

    Yes, I've owned other leather products.

    None that are directly handled & discoloured as much as a mobile phone case.
     
  24. Precursor macrumors 6502a

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    I agree
    Though I have a feeling the new (darker) product red leather will age beautifully
     

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