UPDATE (8/11/09): Joseph will take orders! Choices will include real gator, imitation gator/croc (which looks almost exactly like the real thing), shagreen and various saddle leathers used by these guys. He'll probably need you to pay upfront (lots of supply costs for these) and it may take a few weeks. Email him at ItsMrPollard@gmail.com for prices, choices, etc.
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Nothing's cooler than when you see something amazing, tell its owner that you love it and the response is, "Oh, thanks! I made it!" We ran into the extremely nice and extremely well dressed Englishman, Joseph Pollard, last night at Fette Sau and our jaws practically dropped into the pork belly when he took out his alligator-covered iPhone. With the craftsmanship of a fine cobbler, he soaked, stretched and cut that skin to fit perfectly over an iPhone case -- and then he made one for his girlfriend in shagreen, below (which is like cutting through rubberized chain mail, he said). Pretty freakin' incredible.