Madova Gloves in Florence

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  1. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    not sure all of those do, but pretty sure Cilento does, and other similar shops
     


  2. zeero3

    zeero3 Senior member

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    I'm going on vacation and will be visiting both Naples and Florence. I won't have much time at all to shop (just get in, decide on something, and get out to continue honeymoon), but while I'm out there I'd like to pick up something that's hard to pick up in the states. I nice pair of unlined mid-brown peccary gloves would be just the thing.

    Besides Madova, which is now seeming to get mixed reviews, is there any place that can be vouched for where I can pick a pair of said gloves up?
     


  3. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    A friend of mine bought a pair by Pusateri that was really nice. We were in the shop for only 10 minuntes though. But the service and selection was very nice.
     


  4. ThinkDerm

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    There is tons of time to shop in both Naples and Florence. Small cities. See what you like.
     


  5. zeero3

    zeero3 Senior member

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    Thing is, I don't want to spend too much time on a honeymoon at a glove shop (not zero time, but not too much). Also, admittedly, I'm not sure exactly what to look for when it comes to craftsmanship on gloves. I was hoping previous experience and a vouched for glove would steer me to a trusted shop.
     


  6. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    I bought several pairs from Martelli in Florence - friendly people, nice gloves and good pricing. The shop is located near the ponte vecchio.
     


  7. zaxer

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    How much for the peccari unlined gloves?
     


  8. demian19003

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    Yes, this is true...there are a few, but I would not say several. Many leather shops are middle eastern, many Iranians these days, and several others cater to tourists, however there are a few good places around yet. The genuine places (such as Madova) are easy to pick out by comparison to the various other leather shops.

    There is another actually on the other side of Ponte Vecchio named "Martelli" which is virtually identical in set-up and quality of work. Madova may have the edge though on varied designs, however the quality of each are pretty good, and Martelli is around 10-15% less expensive.

    These makers now are average when before they were actually very nice.

    I have lived here over 10yrs now (yes, wow) and sadly tourism has become such a force, and each are not what they used to be, nevertheless, while in FI gloves should be an absolute must.

    They too are catering more to tourists, as is everything in the historic center really, unless you know what to ask for. Nevertheless, their gloves do last and last and I had never had a problem with them.

    I recently FINALLY purchased another 2 pair ..

    I had one brown and one black pair..peccary. A couple years (or so) ago now I while out one night and passing through the center with friends, I gave my gloves to the street musician..that fellow, with his dancing twitty wife, who seemed to always duet hotel california...as she danced around..I have grown to absolutely hate that song because of them, but he was a nice guy, and was working hard, singing alone out in the cold... they had a child I noticed and it was a bit interesting to see their family grow as I passed every once and a while...

    So, as a starving artist myself, I offered him my gloves...that and I was drunk...

    It wasnt until the following day that I realized I had given him one black and one brown glove. That evening in such a rush I grabbed one brown and one black glove in error...making the other "pair" therefore useless...

    One of the reasons I don't drink much at all anymore...bad things happen.

    Enjoy your gloves.
     
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  9. LA Guy

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    They were 99 Euros.
     


  10. zeero3

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    I can't wait to buy a pair of peccary gloves in Florence now. The jury is still out on which establishment to purchase them from....
     


  11. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Just a clarification, Merola is in origin a Neapolitan company (1870) that has then opened shops in Rome, Florence and Venice. I think their registered office is now in Rome, but all their gloves are still produced in Naples. They have openly spoken about supplying gloves to Lanvin, Pierre Cardin, Bottega Veneta, Magli, Yves Saint Laurent, Ferragamo and Prada. Apparently their gloves were worn by Audrey Hepburn in "Vacanze Romane", Nicole Kidman in "Australia" and Kate Winslet in "Titanic".
     


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    Thanks, very nice!
     


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    Moo, those are carpincho. :confused:

    I have some Sermoneta, which are OK. But I recall reading on the forum about some place near London, IIRC, that makes custom gloves. Does anyone recall the name?
     


  14. poorsod

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    Chester Jeffries?
     


  15. ThinkDerm

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    don't mess with moo or else he'll return those for a full refund.

    those are peccary. not carpincho.
     


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