Leather is a remarkable natural material with protecting and insulating properties. But different leather suit different types of gloves. From weather to the size itself, it has to be threatened carefully to maintain and endure its original appearance.
Peccary Leather is original from Perú. The word peccary is derived from the Carib word pakira or paquira. In Portuguese, a peccary is called pecari, porco-do-mato, queixada, or tajaçu, among other names; in Spanish, “javelina”, jabalí, sajino, or pecarí; in French Guiana and Suriname, pakira.
The luxurious leather are from Peccary Leather, is the best and soft leather you can find. You can find the Peccary Leather in Perú, is very expensive, but is very demanded for luxury gloves.
The refrain says that “beauty is skin deep” and this comes definitely for peccary leather. Under the tough image we have of this wild creature, is hidden a soft and beautiful skin, considered as a luxury since 13th century.
Why some brides wear gloves? Is it just fashion? tradition?
History says that during the 18th and 19th centuries, gloves were considered the best traditional wedding favor for all guests. Well-mannered ladies used them as a mandatory custom until 1960. Formal etiquette still recommends that a bride should wear gloves as a symbol of grace. If you do so, you will look so classy and elegant.
Paul Causse and his siblings Jules and Henri founded in 1892 a glove factory. Their previous jobs, like for many other people in Millau -city of France which is world known by its skills of glove making– were cutting gloves so they had the necessary experience for this step.
John Kehe of the website CSMonitor wrote an article about “the true glove story”. How does this all began? Michael Jackson wearing a white glove on the right hand…
It was the look of that period. Elegance was the most important word in fashion. Tidy hairstyle, minimal hair accessory (maybe a hat), perfect lines in the dress, the suit and the gloves were the must-have items of a wardrobe.
Iconic Hollywood stars contributed to keep the gloves tradition in fashion between 1950s and 1960s.
If you love gloves, you had probably heard about Millau, a wondrous place renowned by its famous viaduct, and for being the center glove-making world.
This commune belongs to the Aveyron department in the French Midi-Pyrenees region of southern France.
The fashion website Fashionisers.com made a fall/winter 2015-2016 catwalks review on accessories. The verdict comes as follows:
Let’s get elbow length gloves
These elbow length gloves look really sophisticated. Many celebrities used them in the red carpet and in fashion weeks. Best brands: Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Elie Saab and Prada.
Archeologists found the oldest pairs of gloves in the Egyptian Pyramids. As many of the accessories that people wore during different times of our history, gloves were symbols of power. Who wore them? For many centuries only royalty, bishops and higher ranking men and women.