My New Case
Today the FedEx lady surprised
me. I was not expecting any
packages today, but much to
my surprise there was a delivery
from Rome. It could mean only
Leica M9 Half Case
Last month while in Rome, my girlfriend and I dropped in on Luigi Crescenzi (the story is here). I had an idea for a custom half case for my M9 and wanted to discuss it in person with Luigi. Less than one month later, a new Reversed Leather Half Case arrived at my door. If I could describe my aesthetic preferences I would call them “well worn.” If its old, looks like it will last a long time, and is well built, chances are I will like it.
While all of Luigi’s cases are very nice, they were almost too nice for me. I was looking for something with a softer or rougher feel. So we settled on a Distressed Green sample, which would be made inside out. The back side of the leather would be the outside of my case. Brand new there is a soft fuzzy texture from the leather, which overtime will wear smooth. I am looking forward to putting a few thousand miles on the case. Once its seen some sweat and dust, it should start to age nicely. Here are a few pictures to show you what it looks like brand new.
- Distressed Green Leather
- Flag Green Hand Stitching
- Cut out for Thumbs Up
- No Removable back panel for screen, (I opted for just the cut out)
- No tripod thread
- Shortened Matching Leather Strap (I prefer to have less material on the strap, because I wrap it around my wrist)
- Red Suede Lining
Now this may not be everyones cup of tea, but as they say,
“Everyones plate is different at the end of a buffet”
Honestly, I just love the fact that Luigi will indulge our eccentricities. The advantage of hand made goods is that you can make all kinds of adjustments.
What would your Luigi Dream Case look like? Gold Thread, Carbon Fiber Weave…go wild. I would love to hear your thoughts!