Ok, I figured I would just start a generic 8700 case thread. I think it's to satisfy my own addiction to leather cases. Since cases are a rather personal accessory for the Blackberry I thought it would be nice to share pics as the new cases come out for the 8700 so that we could see them up close and get some quality reviews.
I posted my pics and comments on the Nutshell Pouch case here: My New Nutshell Case
I also bought a universal case from Piel Frama (one black and one tan) http://www.pielframa.com/indexeng.htm
The fit and finish are excellent. This is the Small universal PDA case. The size is not an exact fit but it is very close. Once inside the case the phone does not move around. It's very snug. I taped a slim magnet on the inside to put it in sleep mode. I like to carry my phone in my pocket sometimes and this is why I bought this case. Bluetooth reception is still good even in the case as I never walk very from from my phone anyway. The black case, which is exactly the same model as the tan one is about 4mm longer and wider. I'm not sure why this is.
I really like the look and fit of the tan case. If you want protection in a case while it's in your coat or pants pocket then this is a good case.