Custom-made leather gloves are a complex product in the field of leather goods and therefore require special expertise in glove-making craftsmanship.
Manufacturing Process of Premium Leather Gloves
The key to the quality of a glove is the leather used. This must not only be robust and warm, but also provide enough flexibility to allow for freedom of movement for the fingers. After rigorous quality checks, the selected leathers are worked on by experienced glove makers to increase elasticity for the ideal fit. This is followed by a complicated cutting process where the leather is cut by hand and shaped by machine.
Next come marking, cutting, and embellishing the gloves. Various sewers then bring together the leather and the lining. Finally, the gloves are carefully smoothed to remove any wrinkles. The entire process can involve up to 18 steps, require more than 2000 stitches, and involve up to 15 craftsmen.
This guide focuses on classic men's leather gloves. The rule of thumb for choosing gloves depends on the occasion and the matching outfit. The more formal the occasion, the simpler the glove should be.
Selection of Glove Leather
Peccary leather is considered the most luxurious and rarest glove leather. It is not only exceptionally soft and warm but also very durable. Carpincho leather comes in second place and is known for its durability and unique pore structure. Deerskin is an affordable but high-quality alternative, while Nappa leather is often used due to its low price and suppleness.
Leather gloves can either be lined or unlined. Unlined gloves allow for a direct feel of the leather quality but do not offer real cold protection. For cold conditions, a lining of cashmere or wool is recommended. We also recommend our ultra fleece and 100% Lambswool linings for colder weather.
Embellishments and Details
There are many different options for embellishing gloves. Classic models often have three so-called "stitches" on the back. Some gloves have slits or fasteners to improve fit and mobility.
Choosing the right leather glove is a complex matter and requires knowledge in various aspects, from selecting the right leather to details and embellishments. With this guide, you are well equipped to find the perfect gloves for your needs.
Sizes and Fit
One of the most important considerations when buying a glove is the correct size. A wrong fit can not only be uncomfortable but also affect the durability of the glove. To determine the correct size, the hand circumference should be measured at the widest point. This is usually given in centimeters and serves as a reference for the glove size.
Care for Leather Gloves
A high-quality leather glove requires careful care to extend its lifespan. Here are some tips:
Avoid getting your gloves wet. If this happens, let them dry naturally and avoid radiators or other heat sources. Use special leather care products to keep the material supple. Store your gloves in a cool and dry environment. A dust-free bag can be used for storage. Investment in Quality
High-quality leather gloves may be expensive to purchase, but they offer a significant long-term increase in value. They are not only durable but also offer unparalleled comfort and improve over time. They are usually also repairable, which extends their lifespan.
Brands and Manufacturers
The selection of a manufacturer that meets your requirements is crucial. In this regard, we, Schwartz & von Halen, stand out significantly. Our craftsmanship is of the highest quality, and we are committed to using only first-class materials. This dedication is visible in every product we create. The superior quality and durability of our products are not accidental features; they are the result of thoughtful design decisions, experience, and above all, our unwavering standards for excellence.
The art of glove-making is complex and requires a deep understanding of materials, craftsmanship, and design. This guide provides you with a comprehensive overview of the most important aspects of buying and caring for men's leather gloves. With this information, you are well-equipped to make an informed decision and invest in a product that meets not only aesthetic but also functional requirements.