The Saffiano Leather Side Flip Case for iPhone 6+ by Story Leather is a very nicely made leather folio case with a slim profile, a magnetic clasp, and an excellent stand. Story Leather produces both custom and ready to ship cases, and this model is available as either one. The custom versions cost more, but you can specify the type and color of inner and outer leather and perform additional personalization. And of course there are many more design options available–you are not limited to the Saffiano Side Flip Case. In fact, for the iPhone 6 Plus, there are 41 different case designs available. When you add in all the different types and colors of interior and exterior leathers, the number of possibilities is rather staggering. Plus, with a custom case, you can also add monogramming and all sorts of extra goodies, depending on the case design selected. Here’s the link to all their custom cases for the iPhone 6 Plus:
As a ready-to-ship case, the Saffiano Leather Side Flip case is available in six colors: blue, black, silver, gold, red and purple. Story Leather was kind enough to send me the case in both black and red, so I got the chance to see more than one version. This was my first time reviewing a Saffiano leather iPhone case—for those of you that are unfamiliar with Saffiano leather, it is a leather treatment that produces a characteristic cross-hatch pattern which makes the leather more resistant to scratches and overall wear. Saffiano leather has quite a hard finish, but the slight pattern on the leather also provides a reasonable grip, which is always a good thing for a phone case.
1. Lovely leather quality and excellent stitching.
2. Lined with genuine suede.
3. One slide pocket and one card pocket.
4. Slimline design.
5. Very nice, stable stand (landscape position only).
1. Camera opening on the red Saffiano case caused issues with the flash due to the small size of the camera hole and the lack of a black rim around it. Non-flash photography was unaffected. All photography, flash and otherwise, was perfectly fine with the black Saffiano case.
2. Magnet clasp on the black Saffiano case was rather weak. The red version, on the other hand, was fine.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a slim leather folio case with an excellent stand, the Saffiano Leather Side Flip Case for iPhone 6+ may be perfect for you. If you do much flash photography with your iPhone, you might want to stick with the dark blue or black cases, as the lighter colors might cause flash issues. The case is available directly from Story Leather and from Amazon.com. The MSRP for the case is $59.99, but Story Leather has rather frequent coupons and Amazon occasionally sells certain colors for a discounted price.
Finally, if you’d like more details, here is a link to my YouTube review: