You have to see this case to believe it and luckily for me I have. Perhaps not a company that you would initially think of for a case for your iPad but one that once found you will never ever forget. Colonel Littleton in Tennessee was the brain child of Garry Littleton and started out in 1987, the leather products produced are second to none and they have had some very influential customers, including past presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and even Vice President Dick Cheney. In fact, when Cheney retired his staff ordered a Col. Littleton log tote and had it personalized and the vice presidential seal emblazoned on it. Even Tom Cruise buys his leather and alligator bound fly swatters from the Colonel.
The reason that these people are attracted to Col. Littleton’s products is because they are totally outstanding, not just in quality but also in price. The Colonel says "I still use my No. 2 Pencil and Portfolio pad, but I know a good thing when I see it. Evidently, I am not alone. Customers have been calling from day one to request a bag for their newest tech toy" .
Once you see this bag for yourself you will understand why that is so. There is something magnificent about having the latest technological device, as the iPad surely is, in such a traditional beautifully put together leather case. With your iPad inside, this unison encapsulates everything you could possibly crave for in one.
Each bag is handmade of chocolate brown leather, dry-milled for softness, this 9" X 10 1/2" (sized to accommodate the iPad® with or without the standard case) bag is edge-stitched for extra reinforcement. It has solid brass hardware, including the same snap-style closure used on WWII leather goods. The soft unfinished leather interior provides a smooth surface, but the screen should face the back of the bag – away from the closure.
"We sell the heart. When things become personal, become special, then that gives somebody a reason to buy it," said Littleton, 65, who designs all of his collections, which are manufactured from his Lynnville, Tenn., headquarters.
Each case may be personalized with three initials below the closure tab.
A major Lynnville employer, the company gets its leather from a small tannery nearby. “We use all-American steer hide,” Littleton says. “If you want some fancy black Italian leather, you’ll have to buy it somewhere else. We’re a brown company.”
Furthermore, all his products could have been made in 1890, he says, and some actually are based on designs of that era. Many of the tools used to manufacture them have changed little in the past century.
Beautiful presentation – this is how you will receive your iPad case, in this gorgeous tissue lined Col. Littleton box – it makes the perfect gift and will be cherished for generations.
Each iPad case sells for $110 and it’s an extra $8.00 for three initials to be added.
I am so pleased to have found this company, I simply cannot believe they can produce such incredible products and charge so little. The equivalent product by Mulberry would easily cost 5 or 6 times more than that.
Do order one for yourself and as a gift for a very good friend, they are simply the best.
For more information and to order, go here
Alligator iPhone Case
Take a look at this iPhone case too, it is made of American alligator with a pigskin lining. It fits perfectly in your shirt or inside jacket pocket and comes with 50 lined Col. Littleton note cards. 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" closed. Edge stitched.
Price: $325 for Alligator but you can also purchase this case in Steer Hide for only $65.