our materials

The quality and appearance of a pair of gloves is not just determined by how it has been made, equally important are the materials.

From the nature

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. 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.

Wild boar leather from South America

peccary

Peccary leather is soft, supple and warm but also considered to be the most exclusive gloving leather.
Our peccary gloves are always cut from the same piece of leather and always "a longe", along the back of the animal. This is something you can tell by looking closely at a pair, the follicle must be horizontal. Our peccary gloves are cut by one single master glove cutter in Budapest, who can cut at most 15-16 pairs a day.
How you care for peccary
As gloving leather in general, you should not lubricate your peccary gloves, with the possible exception of the palm which after a year or so might have started to dry out a bit. Avoid rain to the extent you can. Another advise is that when possible you should allow a day between wearings and alternate with other gloves.
Rugged and beautiful

carpincho nubuck

Following peccary, Carpincho nubuck is considered to be the most exclusive gloving leather. Its characteristics are similar to Peccary as it is also a supple and insulating leather.
Carpincho (Capybara) is a rodent from South America. We use the nubuck where the grain - the shiny and smooth side – has been rubbed giving it a suede-like look. The gloves have to be cut out from one piece of leather and along the back to get the right fit and feel.
How you care for Carpincho
Avoid rain to the extent possible. If your gloves do become wet, they can be dried flat at room temperature. Buff them with a suede brush afterwards. Finally stretch the gloves gently against the edge of the table.
From the Swedish and Finnish forests

elk leather

Elk leather is a durable leather with good insulation and has a beautiful grain.
Elk leather is a typical Scandinavian material with a lot of unique properties. It is thick and warm but at the same time smooth and supple. The grain is a bit sensitive to abrasion but we think that potential scratches give the glove a beautiful and natural look. Elk leather is suitable for heavier gloves and is only used in our Sport Classic line.
How to care for elk leather
Elk leather has a structure that is more resistant to humidity and rain when compared to many of the other leathers that we use in our dress gloves. Nevertheless, we suggest that you avoid rain when possible also with your elk leather gloves. Should you lubricate the leather, it might be that the leather takes on a mottled look as a result of the leather being unable to absorb it. We therefore recommend not lubricating elk leather gloves.
North American white tailed

deerskin

Like peccary leather, deerskin is soft, supple and warm with a beautiful grain texture.
Each pair of deerskin gloves is always cut out from the same piece of leather by a skilled cutter with many years of experience. There is no coincidence that deerskin is a popular material for gloves as it tends to just get softer and more supple with age and wear. Deerskin is strong, but the grain is porous and therefore a bit sensitive.
How you care for deerskin
To maintain your deerskin gloves as long as possible they need a day’s rest between wearings. Damp material wears out quicker than when dry and therefore we advise you to alternate with your other favourite gloves. Avoid rain for as long as possible and if your gloves do become wet, they can be dried flat at room temperature. Stretch them gently afterwards against the edge of a table.
Ethiopian leather

hairsheep

Hairsheep is elegant gloving leather with a delightful touch and glossy look.
Hairsheep is an African sheep with straight hair. We consider the Ethiopian hairsheep to be the finest, very likely due to it is living on high altitude. The leather is foremost suited for women’s gloves but looks great paired with a pair of men’s oxford shoes. Always cut from one single piece of leather for perfect colour matching.
How to care for hairsheep
Our hairsheep 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. If this happens, try to gently rub the stain with a soft cloth together with some talcum powder. Hopefully the stain will disappear.
Dense but yet beautiful

reindeer suede

Reindeer suede is actually nubuck, and has a very dense texture with a very beautiful surface.
In the past, Swedish gloves made of reindeer suede were considered to be the most exclusive, even more so than peccary. The skins are very rare and the small quantity to be found is normally in bad condition making it very difficult to cut. It therefore takes a very skilled glove cutter to cut it properly.
How to care for reindeer suede
Suede in general is quite sensitive to humidity, as is reindeer. If your gloves do become wet, they can be dried flat at room temperature. Buff them with a suede brush afterwards. Finally stretch the gloves gently against the edge of the table.
Fur from New Zealand

lambskin

Lambskin is our warmest lining for gloves and used during the coldest days.
The New Zealand lambskin has compact wool. It is our warmest natural material used for lining and thus suitable on cold days. We primarily use it as lining but also for entire gloves were its suede is on the outside and the fur on the inside.
How to care for lambskin
When the lambskin is used as lining in a pair of gloves no special care is needed. Lambskin suede gloves cut by master glove cutters requires some care, for instance if wet. If your gloves do become wet, they can be dried flat at room temperature. Buff them with a suede brush afterwards. Finally stretch the gloves gently against the edge of a table.
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