Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Mar 27, 2013.
What type of deer is Peccary?
Great point, but what about wearing gloves for their warmth? I doubt peccary unlined gloves could keep you warm in Northeast winters or in Canada where I am. Will post some of my Merola gloves in a couple of days. Really like them. They are Rome not Florentine based as far as I know. Such a shame Madova won't do MTO, any other options in Florence that are comparable and more accommodating?
Thanks. It was more than a year ago, maybe two, so I am over it. I still have the other glove as a reminder. When I lose enough other gloves, I may go back and replace the Hermes pair, but now, it would be double-extra-stupid as I have plenty.
It is a kind of pig.
I do not want to always be napolicentric, but Naples could stake a better claim to glove making centre then sartorial centre. There were some info released by the chamber of commerce some time ago about Neapolitan artisanal production, and apparently around 90% of Italian glove export came from Naples at some point. There are plenty of roads in Naples named after glove makers (guantai), and there is still many workshop that make contracted work for big firms. I have in fact met a guy in November that worked in a workshop where they were completing an order for Bottega Veneta at the time. The glove making centre is the Sanita' area, where the Sofia Loren' s Gold of Naples was shot.
I would be tempted to contact Hermes and see if they might let you buy one glove for half the price. Its a premium product....shouldn't really be asking for too much?
That is a not-entirely-insane idea. I will try to remember to bring the remaining one by their menswear shop and ask.
Any Neapolitan glove stores I should check out? Any of them speak English?
Thank Dopey. I knew that , but thank you for the clarification.
I was just piggy backing (pun intended) on LAGuy's comment on pulling a Moo.
An old story before he was a 30 something.
Oh noes, they don't offer MTM any longer? I quite enjoyed that service. Which has resulted, btw, in my owning far too many gloves for someone who lives in Florida
A gentleman can never own too many gloves. I would however consider moving, for the sake of them.
None come to mind as most accessories shop would carry made for them ranges. There is one workshop that have recently opened to direct sales. I will try to remember the name.
Do you mean places like Mr. Fox, Cilento, Argenio and etc?
no confirmation needed. those you have are carpincho.
I can imagine. I've had two pairs of Silk lined 306 The fit is pretty poor, on the first pair one of the seams connecting the thumb to the palm area bursted. On the second pair alot of the seams came undone on various areas of the gloves only after 2 months of wear.
Sure the preice is good but I would not buy a pair again.
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