iphone_crop.jpg

With gadget design taking the sleek-and-shiny path, it’s hard to know how gently nostalgic man of style can wield his iPhone without seeming, well, anachronistic.

Luckily, there are some old school sheaths waiting in the wings. Say hello to the Dapper Collection from Hard Graft, a bit of sheep’s wool felt that will make your new gadget seem more like a slide rule than a microprocessor. (Due credit to Mr. Spear for the find.) The cases come in iPhone, Kindle, and laptop size, and while they might not protect against torrential downpour or unexpected tumbles, they should match your suit pocket perfectly.

And, as you might guess from the Marshall McLuhan quote on the website, they understand the importance of appearances.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom