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Natural materials need proper care

Leather is a remarkable natural material with protecting and insulating properties. But different leather suit different types of gloves. For our dress gloves we have chosen to work with what is quite simply the finest leather in the world, both when it comes to the selection of rawhides as well as the tanning and dyeing. It is aniline leather, dyed all the way through for a superior feel and colour depth. However, this leather can also be sensitive to rain as it can leave stains and darken the colour. These leathers can also be sensitive to leather balm, therefore we recommend only balming sport gloves in goatskin or cowhide, but not our dress gloves. It is important to remember that no leather is “perfect” as it is a material that is not produced but rather made by nature. Every skin has its own structure and characteristics in the form of marks and occasional irregularities. Handling the unique properties of each piece of leather is perhaps the most important aspect of the cutter’s work and craftsmanship.

We have worked with leather ever since our great grandfather founded the company in 1936. Our hope is that this is something you will notice when you put on a pair of gloves from us.

Take care of your leather

avoid rain and sources of heat

Our gloving leather is drum dyed for a delightful colour depth but the lack of a sprayed colour finish implies that it is also sensitive to humidity or rain. If your gloves do become wet there are some possibilities that dark stains may appear, especially for brighter colours. Hairsheep is the most sensitive, while peccary, deer and elk tolerate it better. We simply recommend you to take off your gloves while it is raining. They can be dried flat at room temperature, if wet. Keep them away from any source of heat, as the leather can dry out and become stiff. If darker stains appear, try to gently rub it with a soft cloth together with some talcum powder. Hopefully the stain will disappear.

Let your gloves rest

use several pairs of gloves

Our Table Cut gloves are made from the finest natural materials. But to retain their original appearance, they need to rest from time to time; damp leather wears more quickly than it does when it is dry. Our advice is therefore that where possible you should allow a day between wearings and alternate with other gloves.

Retain the original fit

stretch the glove periodically

Each glove’s elasticity and lengthways stretch is checked by a glove cutter to ensure the perfect fit. After a little while, however, the glove will “flow”, which means that the elasticity is transferred to the glove’s length rather than its width. This is entirely normal. To achieve its original fit, simply stretch the glove over the edge of a table. Hold the fingertips of the glove with one hand and the cuff opening with the other. Then stretch gently with the upper hand against the edge of the table. Repeat for the other fingers. Start at the bottom of the finger and work out to the fingertip with four or five strokes. Finally, do the same with the thumb. The elasticity of the leather will return to original condition created by the glove cutter during the cutting process.