Saddle Brown Leather iPhone case, old patina and new!

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  1. Recognition macrumors 6502a

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    Just picked up a new saddle brown leather case for my iPhone X and realised just how much aging and patina my old iPhone case has, 2 years worth!
    Hope the new one will age just as well :)
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  2. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Now I have seen these pictures, I’m not returning my saddle brown case. Thanks. :)
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    ha. c'mon it's not going to stay new and pretty forever. i like how it ages. if i could slow it down i would.
     
  4. Recognition thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice pics!
    Love how I didn’t even notice how much it had changed over the years!
    Looking forward to the ‘character’ that will form with the new case :)
     
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    As it starts to turn, how does the grip improve, if it all? I'm still torn between leather and silicate!
     
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    it improves a lot. much better grip as it gets darker.
     
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    Would like to see how the saddle brown is now looking after a couple of months. More pics please.
     
  13. FelicityW, Dec 27, 2017
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    Gee, mine just looks dirty. I’ll have to find it. I have had saddle, red, and midnight and only the dark blue didn’t show dirt. Now, I have a silicone one. Brighter lighter colors are easier to see, but in leather, the look dirty fast! And I do know about leather patina. Is it possible that one of them is the other shade of brown Apple made the case?
     
  14. ac921ol macrumors 6502

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    Use a leather cleaner if you want to get some grime off. Lexol or something like that.
     
  15. iterva, Dec 28, 2017
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    iterva macrumors regular

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    12 months worth of patina with the 7+ and only 1 week in on the X. Quite tricky getting a good picture. But the 7+ version has more wear (darker) on the bottom than the top part.
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    If i remember correctly there should be a few saddle browns in the general patina thread, in case you missed that thread
     
  16. str0ppy macrumors member

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    Ha, wicked. I’ve got a year old saddle brown for my 6s Plus and it was like looking fairly battered with a couple of annoying stains. I’m just about to receive a replacement (same) but after seeing this I kinda wish I wasn’t and had just continued anyway.

    I like the juxtaposition between slick tech and knackered organic.
     
  17. friendlyxs macrumors newbie

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    1 year use, what do you think?

    What makes people go for patina look? I didn’t realize people love it, until I stumbled upon this thread. I just thought my case was dirtier than others lol :)
     

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    It makes the case look like a well worn pair of boots and a old jacket. People in the leather world LOVE their patina. I am one of those people. lol. I love how the saddle brown looks as it ages, it becomes distinct to how you used it. No two are ever exactly the same.
     

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