No. 48 Phone Holster – Leather – Large






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No. 48 Phone Holster – Leather – Large

Our popular No. 48 Phone Holster is available in a large to accommodate the most popular phones on the market today. Available in brown, black or black with brown trim polished leather. The back panels of all models are lined in soft pigskin to provide a cushion for your phone screen.

Belt loop on back holds your phone securely to your belt. (Accommodates up to 1.5 inch wide belt.)

Ball stud closure. May be personalized with three block initials on the flap. Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop.

Inside Dimensions:

Large: 2.75″ Tall x 5.75″ Wide x 1″ Deep

(Please measure your device and compare dimensions to ensure a proper fit.)

Large Phone Holster accommodates:

  • iPhone® 4/4S
  • iPhone® 5/5S/5C
  • iPhone® SE (Phone only or phone with case)
  • iPhone® 6/6S (Phone only – no case)
  • iPhone® 7/7S (Phone only – no case)
  • iPhone® 8 (Phone only – no case)

(US Patent D637807)

iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

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  1. I am sorry to see this listed under last chance, which implies it is being discontinued. I had a similar, smaller Littleton case for my last Iphone and loved it. It is, after years of daily service, still good but too small.
    I purchased this one for my new phone and it is lovely. The leather was buttery out of the box and is even more so now with an application of Pecard’s.
    I am partial to this style as it secures the phone to my belt which minimizes any chance of loss.

    a.p.mcgoldrick (verified owner)

  2. I purchased two of these cases, one for me and another for one of my sons who also carries an iphone 5 like mine. I use it every day and love it. The side hole allows attaching earphones to my phone and still permits latching the case. I add my license and several credit cards. I feel secure because the attachment to the belt prevents anyone stealing it or me losing it, plus the latch makes access more difficult for someone seeking to get to the phone or cards. After a year it still looks new and I plan to use it so long as it will accomodate what I want to carry.

    Don Davis

  3. Another fine product from the Colonel. The leather is sturdy, and the attention to detail is Impeccable. I highly recommend this holster. Thanks, Colonel!

    frscott (verified owner)

  4. The leather is beautiful and the case is absolutely functional. It fits my Pixel 3 Active perfectly, and because it has the sturdy belt loop. A bit rugged yet stylish and trendy. The packaging was awesome and the catalogs are well appreciated. This was an absolutely pleasurable shopping experience. Thank you Colonel Littleton!

    rkl4242 (verified owner)

  5. I had one of these for my iphone 4s which was smaller for years and NO signs of wear so when I got an 8 it was a must have, I have an incipio phone case one it and NO problem fitting into it at all as always greatest products and workmanship, Dan

    slingerlanddrmr (verified owner)

  6. This case was perfect for a newly purchased iPhone 6s. My husband loved it and it left plenty of room to attach a cellphone ring holder. As always not disappointed on the product.


  7. This phone case is true American quality and craftsmanship. I will be ordering additional products in the future. Wade W Alcolu, SC

    warr (verified owner)

  8. This is the 2nd one I bought. I had the brown but needed black for different outfits. They both awesome-worth every penny!

    jsutherland1525 (verified owner)

  9. Very pleased with this purchase. Phone holsters seem to have fallen out of favor. They aren’t hard to find, but most of what’s out there are low priced with quality to match. These might look nice when they’re brand new, but the ones I’ve bought over the years have not held up for more than a few months. Colonel Littleton’s holster is made from full grain leather rather than bonded leather. Stress points are riveted rather than stitched. The holster has a belt ‘tunnel’ that extends almost two-thirds the length of the holster rather than a clip or small loop that can break or tear off.
    I think the recommendations for what will fit in the case are conservative. I have an iPhone 7 with a battery case and a screen protector. I took the dial caliper out and checked all the dimension of the phone and case before ordering. The holster fits like a glove, which is what I’m looking for in a phone holster.
    My (lame) excuse for not buying one of these before is that the phones keep getting bigger and bigger. I still have a nice leather holster for my long-gone flip phones. I’ll just have to keep resisting the upgrades to the new “Phablets”!
    Great product. Thank you!

    b_ruden (verified owner)

  10. For years I have purchased cheap leather phone holsters and had to replace them every few months because they would fall apart.
    I finally pulled the trigger and purchased Col. Littleton’s #48 and what a great move that was. The leather, quality and workmanship are excellent. I expect this product will last for years. Nothing beats American made.
    Thank you, Daniel O’Neill, Brooklyn, NY

    cdpo4 (verified owner)

  11. I LOVE IT! I have never carried my phone on a belt before because I couldn’t find a case that I was comfortable with. This one is perfect. Future phones will have to fit this case to even be considered.


  12. Excellent quality. The ball stud keeps it safety closed. The belt loop is strong and holds wider belts. I had a galaxy S6 active and now own a Galaxy S8 active. The #47 holster holds them and keeps them from water and from scratching. They are very secure and I have confidence the phones are safe. Great quality which I consider them more of an investment. I still use the brown holster from 3 years ago and just purchased a black holster. They are stylish and I wear them daily. Thanks for the quality phone holster.


  13. Great quality, and great customer service. I bought this phone holster about 5 years ago, and used it daily …. must have placed and removed the phone 20x daily for those 1800 days (which comes out to about 36,000 in and outs ….). One of the 4 metal posts tore though the leather after all that time, and when I asked Col. Littleton if they could repair the holster, they apologized after looking at it and simply replaced it for me. Initials included. I would gladly have bought a new one, but The Colonel definitely has me now as a life-long, loyal customer.


  14. Just received my IPhone case, Black with Brown trim. Had it initialed also. Shipped same day as ordered, arrived very quickly. I’m pretty particular about a phone case. This one is just perfect. Fits like a glove. Beautiful too. Can now clean out my old ones, and wear this one with pride…..

    rftfarms (verified owner)

  15. Thanks Col. Littleton for showing that quality products can still be made in the good old U.S.A.

    By a MOON (PIE) SHOT, the best phone holster I’ve EVER owned and I’ve been through a bunch of them. The leather is durable, buttery soft and adds a touch of class to an old pair of jeans or a nice suit.

    rheerlyn (verified owner)

  16. Finest quality product you can get…had a number of years and still looks like new. As I just got a larger IPhone have to purchase a new holster. Without me having to do this this holster would have lasted years!!!!!


  17. I own 2 iPhone holsters & a portfolio journal. both are of the highest quality, durability and usefulness. I treat them fairly harshly in dusty, dry, humid, cold and hot climates. the customer service and gifts sent with products are appreciated and useful. many thanks, Carroll


  18. Very pleased with my iPhone holster. Clean, quality workmanship. The belt loop design is wonderful. Have several custom belts, and previously had problems with metal, clip-on devices which scarred the belts. Design of the #48 eliminates this problem. Use the holster daily.

    randmr (verified owner)

  19. This is a high-quality, handsome product coupled to a very enjoyable purchase experience. It fits my Samsung Galaxy S7 Active perfectly, and because it has the sturdy belt loop it does not pop off my belt when I sit down, even in the car. The belt loops keeps it tight to my body so it does not catch on things, it is not in the way of a seatbelt in the car, and it does not block access to my pockets. It is literally exactly what I was looking for. No more broken plastic phone holsters. Thank you Colonel Littleton! And thanks for the Moon Pie, too!


  20. It is seldom today you can buy a product of uncompromising quality at any price! Yet here are American made products which are just that. The phone case is excellent and a true value.

    sfh2 (verified owner)

  21. I got in on the BOGO for the phone case. Great products…fits my Motorola G with protection sleeve just perfectly. Superb craftmenship and soft, supple leather. Even the mini moon pie was good! Keep it up Colonel!


  22. 5 star as usual. I have been ordering items from the colonel for years. Never a disappointment. Customer service is above and beyond expectations. Quality unsurpassed.


  23. I recently purchased a new Blackberry KeyOne and was looking for a nice leather case to carry it in. I like horizontal cases and so this case came to my attention. I’m so glad it did because it is a perfect fit and looks great in the process. The length and width dimensions were slightly smaller than my phone but the 1″ depth allowed it to be just right. Thanks to Judy for helping with this purchase.

    Donald Goforth (verified owner)

  24. Just received my 4th product from the Colonel. And, again, I’m “as happy as a pig in slop”.
    The leather is superb, the workmanship more, so, the metal fittings even more so, and the customer service is unparalleled in my experience.
    What more could anyone possibly ask for, except perhaps a phone that outlasts the case, but experience tells me that’s NOT gonna happen … JP


  25. I purchased my iPhone holster after seeing one that was gifted to a friend. My holster is extremely well made. I look forward to years of use and will recommend it to others. (verified owner)

  26. This is my 4th product from the Col.and the Col. never disappoints! I received the large No.48 for my IPhone 7 with a modest sized (leather of course) case and it fits perfectly! Not too tight not too loose. My other products are about 4 or 5 years old now and looking better with each passing year. Moon Pies for everyone!!

    sanabria81 (verified owner)

  27. Beautiful color, patina and superior construction. No.48 large was suggested to fit my Galaxy S-6 Edge (with case) and it fits perfectly! Made in USA and it shows!
    I highly recommend Colonel Littleton’s product, you won’t be disappointed!


  28. Very good product. Well made, quality. The belt loop construction is a very important feature to me, and a feature which is hard to find. Know that I will enjoy using this phone holster. Assuring to know that we still can find good, quality products made in the USA!!!

    randmr (verified owner)

  29. This is the 3rd phone holster I have purchased. All are still in great shape after many years of wear. The phones get larger, therefore the need for a larger holster.

    james.moseley (verified owner)

  30. I bought this instore. Great feel and construction. Proud to carry.


  31. This is my third Colonel Littleton phone case. As the size of my phone gets larger, I have to have my Colonel Littleton case. Superb quality, looks great! Nothing compares to this case.


  32. This is the third product I have purchased from the Colonel. The number 48 phone case is perfect for my Samsung phone. Great quality, great looks and perfect in every respect.


  33. I have used for an iPhone 4S for several years a variation of the smaller case that I bought from Orvis. I cannot count the number of times folks, male and female, have stopped to ask me where I found that case. Although I mention Orvis, I show them the back with the logo and suggest visiting the website. In the near future I will inherit a 6S, and needed the larger case. I fully expect it to do me as well as the first one.

    leicar7 (verified owner)

  34. I like the security of a belt loop holster. A Nice solid leather and well constructed. For reference my Samsung J3 with a Speck CandyShell fits perfectly (5.8 X 3.125 x .45 inch with shell)


  35. You can buy other phone cases, but none that will be a durable as this one or will look as good! Second one I have purchased; didn’t need a new one, but the phones keep getting bigger so I had to move up in size just a bit.

    Rodger (verified owner)

  36. Just purchased my second phone holster in 3 years…nothing wrong with the first one (in fact it is just getting nicely broken in), but the phone company keeps changing the size of their phone. New one fits like a glove and will undoubtedly last for many years and far longer than the technology hardware it is designed to hold! Thanks for the great product and excellent customer service. TI

    ted.ira (verified owner)

  37. Great product! Second case we have bought and each one has been wonderful!


  38. These are the best phone holsters you can purchase. I’m on my third Col. Littleton phone holster. They didn’t wear out, I just purchased larger phones. Col. Littleton’s phone holsters are the only ones I consider purchasing.

    crrolen (verified owner)

  39. I own the black and the brown in the Large size for carrying an iPhone 6s. Just perfect! Would not change a thing. Thanks for a great product that allows me to keep my phone handy and a pocket free’d up for carrying a G43…:-)

    David L

  40. This is the second product I have ordered. I am very pleased. The quality and service is second to none. I did make a mistake by ordering a product from a different company which I had to return, and it remains to be seen if I’ll get my money back for it. I should have known better!


  41. I just purchased this case for the iPhone 6s with a speck minimalist case on it. At first I thought the case might be a bit large but I found it to be a perfect fit. Assuming I have to buy another phone in 2 or more years and buy a replacement case from the Colonel, I will keep this these extremely well made case for use in the future to carry things on my belt. This is definitely the best case I have seen on the web and I was not disappointed when it arrived.

    willhughes (verified owner)

  42. My large size phone case was just delivered. It’s perfect! Doesn’t get crushed when I sit down, and it looks great!


  43. UPS just delivered my new PH48L-6 case. I have a iPhone 5s and as soon as the new model comes out I am going to upgrade it to the newest iPhone, and now I have a case for it. Great leather and very well made with fast shipping. Very impressed and will probably order more products now that I know about this site.

    Michael (verified owner)

  44. Wonderful real leather product. The quality you would expect but very rarely get anymore. This replaced a foreign plastic case that cost more originally. Will buy more real leather products.

    rtwinters (verified owner)

  45. Great!

    After the clip portion of my OtterBox broke I was looking for a replacement leather case that was more distinctive than the standard mass produced ones; this was it.

    I left the phone case portion of the OtterBox on and ordered the large holster which has a bit of room to spare and could probably fit many of the android models as well. Still relatively new but appears to be of solid quality.

    Bob (verified owner)

  46. Great American Quality
    Although not tested by time, the #48 iPhone belt loop case looks and feels wonderful. So thankful there’s an alternative to imported junk. I’d bet this item will be at my side for many years. So happy I’m placing an order to a couple of additional Col. Littleton items today.


  47. Great Value
    For me, a product such as this one is not expensive if it delivers durable value. The leather is firm but without stiffness, and the stitching is precise. This holster manages to look elegant and rugged at the same time. I am very pleased with this product, and I cannot imagine anyone else not feeling the same way.


  48. very nice
    Pricey yes but very well made and defrent.not junk from China.
    American made.keep our craftsmen the look.


  49. Great gift
    I received the iPhone holster with belt loop as a gift. It has served me well and I have enjoyed the attention from others who were impressed with the rugged yet functional design.


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