We recently put an oblong spotlight on our slithery friends, the snakes, and our Exotics Collection and it wouldn’t be fair to leave out the stylish new Elegance Collection for iPhone 5 cases.
So we’ll talk about some other reptiles this time; alligators and crocodiles!
Croc and alligator skin clothing really hit its stride in the 70s, to the dismay of reptiles everywhere. And now, in The Future, with a capital F, it’s making a comeback, but this time in the “faux” variety. We’re sure the reptiles are happy for the tribute and happier still that it doesn’t involve anything inhumane. A win-win for the prehistoric party animals and their fans.
Steeped in Tradition
Of all the animal kingdom, crocs and gators appear to have evolved the least since they first hit the scene. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! They’re some of the truest living examples of dinosaurs. They emerged even before the Jurassic period, probably stemming from the same route creature, but one of them (crocodiles) preferred to swim and the other (gators) preferred to strut their stuff on land.
Ancient Egyptians kept crocs in their pools as status symbols and in tribute of Sobek, god of the crops. Crocs helping crops? Nice. The Egyptians connected the beauty of these reptiles with the beauty of gems with the prowess of a god, and then we concocted a stylish iPhone 5 case for you to enjoy, fueled by this glorious inspiration.
Steeped in Fashion
Gator and croc skin arguably hit their stride in 1970s urban fashion. It was not out of the ordinary to see gator and croc skin boots, belts, handbags, and even pants. The look was associated with danger—somebody a little rough around the edges and, of course, a wannabe rock star.
Then, animal rights groups forced a kibosh on the whole thing, for good reason. Alligators were endangered until their 1987 comeback. Now, we can enjoy the style without impeding animal life. The new stylish iPhone cases are inspired not only by our prehistoric friends but also by their story.
Enjoy the Elegance Collection of our stylish Ultra Thin Cases and remember that you’re paying tribute to a tradition spanning from Egyptian gods to rock gods, from the river Styx to Styx the band and now you’ve got one on your phone. How fitting!
What do our faux-gator skin phone cases remind you of? We’d love to hear the perfect place for them in your mind. Is it a study, surrounded by rich mahogany? Is it a cigar bar? Is it a jazz concert in a swanky speakeasy, nestled deep in Manhattan? Tell us your impressions on Facebook and Twitter, and keep checking the blog for more updates!