Best Leather Cases for iPhone XS Max iMore 2019

There is nothing like the look, texture, and even smell of leather. Genuine leather develops a patina over time, and true leather aficionados know that this only means it's getting better with age. While your leather case ages beautifully, you want it to prevent your iPhone from aging. Here are some of the best leather cases for the iPhone XS Max.

Slim and elegant: Mujjo Full Leather Case

This beauty fully encases your iPhone XS Max in full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather while maintaining a slim profile to show off the lines of the phone. Even the buttons are covered in leather and fully functional within the case. The case is lined in soft Japanese microfiber. The Amazon listing has two colors available, olive and tan, but you can also find black on Mujjo's website.

$50 at Amazon

Ultimate luxury: Kerf Leather + Alloy Case

Kerf is a company primarily devoted to wood. They carry a variety of gorgeous high-end wood smartphone cases, but this ingenious design consists of a metal frame and interchangeable back panels. The blood-red leather is stunning, or you can choose Sienna, natural, or black. While you're there, check out the wood panels as well, then you change out the panels when you'd like a different look.

$159 at Kerf

Slim and minimal: Case-Mate Barely There

This minimalist leather case is just 2mm thick and lined with microfiber. The leather color options are black, blush, and cardinal. This is a nice medium-priced option.

$25 at Amazon

Two-tone wallet folio: Toplive Leather Wallet Case

There's a lot of functionality in this bargain-priced case. It's a folio wallet that holds credits cards, cash, and coins. You can prop it up to watch videos. It comes with an earbud holder to keep your cord from getting tangled as a bonus. Choose the Brown + Black option or the Wine Red + Black.

$16 at Amazon

Rugged protection: Nomad Rugged Case

Get the best of both worlds with the blend of natural and man-made materials. The high-grade polycarbonate body and TPE bumper give this Horween leather beauty 6-foot drop protection. It comes in brown and black.

$45 at Nomad

An inexpensive option: DIACLARA Leather Case

To be very clear, this is not full-grain leather, it's PU leather, otherwise known as split leather. This means there is a layer of polyurethane over the leather to make it look more aged. That said, the TPU bumper that matches the leather gives it a sleek, modern look. Choose from black, blue, or brown.

$17 at Amazon

The original: Apple Leather Case

This is the case that needs no introduction. Apple designs gorgeous and, of course, perfectly-fitting cases. That sexy Apple logo on the back, sigh. I'm really feeling this Cape Cod Blue, but take your choice from eight different colors. New colors are released several times per year, which means that some colors will be discontinued, so don't wait if you see a color you love.

$49 at Apple

Feminine styling: WWW Leather Wallet Case

This lacey cutie is functional. It's a wallet folio case which can also be used as a kickstand to watch videos. Do note that it's PU leather, not full-grain. The case comes in seven different colors.

From $16 at Amazon

Crocodile style: DAUPIN Crocodile Cover

This is a fun look. While this case isn't actual crocodile hide, it does contain leather. Like many lower-priced leather cases, it is PU leather. Choose from black or brown.

$10 at Amazon

Secret compartments: Bellroy Phone Case - 3 Card

This slim premium leather case houses a hidden compartment for up to three credit cards that doubles as a kickstand. The inside is lined with microfiber and has two more tiny slots, one for an extra SIM card and one for a SIM tool. Choose from navy, black, coral, caramel, or graphite.

$80 at Bellroy

The juxtaposition of soft, warm leather and the cool metal and glass iPhone XS Max is fun. Nothing says luxury like leather, and with a wide range of prices and styles there is something for everyone.

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