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Whatever happened to simple normal color names like orange, black, blue? I came to a rude awakening while coloring with my nieces and nephews this holiday season when we opened a brand new box of Crayola Crayons. (Do you remember the excitement of getting to use the colors for the very first time? Ahh, the memories, one of my all time favorite colors was periwinkle – a shade of blue for those of you who don’t know).
Anyway I digress, I was searching through the colors looking for periwinkle and came up with the color eggplant.
I ask you, whatever happened to periwinkle blue? Now you have colors like wild strawberry and tangerine tango! How many of us have ever even seen a wild strawberry? … I was 28 when I saw my first “wild” strawberry…. I recently read that the smell of Crayloa crayons was one of the most recognized scents for adults, but would they recognized a Crayloa crayon called asparagus?
Working with our 10 shades of Italian style, we are on our 4th installment of colorful leather gloves for women and men from the Pierotucci sample glove collection. 10 styles in 10 shades of orange … go0d - old-fashion … orange. This rich shade colored 2012 and all the major catwalks during fashion week and lined designer shelves left and right. And it is still present this year, especially for the men . . but of course you wouldn’t get a guy wearing tangerine tango, and thus it has been renamed, ”safety orange.”
In any case here is a sampling of the orange colored gloves in leather and suede from Pierotucci:
Every year our master craftsman invents dozens of special models of leather gloves – mixing and matching leather, linings, colors and styles. Partly he does this to find something new and exciting for the next year and in part to clear out all the bits and pieces of quality Italian leather that he has in his closets. In the end we have hundreds of one of a kind models!
This year we are opening our collection to the public, so have a look and pick your favorite.
Here we highlight a
bordeaux colored, opera length Italian leather glove
four different ox blood colored suede leather gloves lined in cashmere and one is adorned with so deliciously warm fur
one pair of very sweet ladies driving gloves,with a hint of fur and a smooth silk lining
two pairs of gloves with elastic at the wrist, essential for a practical and warm pair of gloves.
One pair of bordeaux colored gloves with black colored fourchettes (the inside panels on the fingers of the glove)
one pair of ox blood colored Italian leather gloves for women with a side vent and decorative contrasting top stitching.
Ladies, pick your style!
Creativity and imagination is all about using texture and color to create a fashion. The multitude of shades that make up “brown” let’s you go wild; tan, camel, cognac, bronze, fawn, sepia, lion, chestnut, chocolate, coffee, mahogany, tawny, desert sand are just a few of the variations on a theme.
Brown is the perfect neutral color – warm and cosy, easily mixed with gold highlights or it can be cool and hard complimented with silver accents. We have selected 10 pair of Italian leather gloves in nappa lambskin and suede leather in shades of brown for our first part of 50 shades of Italian style.
From the classic driving glove to cashmere lined suede leather glove in two tones, brown Italian leather gloves definitely make up the first 10 slots of 50 shades of Italian style!
Normally this glove designs would never make it to our ecommerce site because they are one of a kind. What I am saying is they cut only one pair AND its available in one size only
But, we must admit that this year of craftman offered such great variation of styles, colors and sizes that we thought it would be fun to shop for some of these wild combos.
Here are a few of our favorite options.
Classic black is always a must in your wardrobe.
These are definitely unique – and make me think immediately of Breakfast at Tiffany’s….
In today’s world filled with electical gadgets, apps that do just about everything, online communication and about a zillion other things that make life seem so streamlined and fast, it’s easy to forget about the fashionetiquette niceties that once ruled a persons social life.
If you are like me, you will love to watch those films of yesteryear with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire – or Audrey Hepburn and then daydream about the elegance and sophisticated chic that they seemed to have so naturally. They would come on the screen with a pair of kid leather gloves, perfectly matched with their outfit in color and simplicity or a pair of opera gloves reaching above their elbows. (sigh)
When you think of cold weather and gloves, an image of a pratical cashmere or wool lined leather glove comes to mind. FACT: Gloves exist to protect your hand from the elements, keep them warm in sub zero temps … but hardly anyone thinks of the rules of etiquette that governed a lady until fairly recently.
But did you know that there was a time when it was a FACT: that a lady a lady never takes off her gloves to shake hands. There was an entire set of etichette rules that governed the wearing of gloves. I guess twitter messaging etichette has superseed the etiquette on gloves….the difference being that gloves would actually come with instructions and etichette rules where as for text messaging and Twitter you have figure it out on your own.
Today’s selection of Italian leather gloves from Pierotucci range from classic with side or palm vents for the perfect fit. The vents on a glove allow the glove to be fitted along the fingers, the knuckles and the wrist while permitting the large part of the hand to slip through the opening.
Opera gloves have what is called a mousquetaire, a little button on the inside of the wrist which allowed one to take the fingers out of the glove without having to take the entire glove off – which was considered to by ungraceful, definitely not something to do in public. However this opening also served the same purpose as the vent on the smaller gloves, it permited a glove to fit the contour of the arm and hand by allowing for a larger opening to slip the hand into the fingers at the narrowest part of the glove.
The back of the glove, contrary to the way it sounds, is considered the part of the glove that is shown to the public. And it is here that most designers will put something decorative, like points or top stitching.
Vents are normally not found on the back of the glove. It is more common to find the vents on the side or the palm of the glove, where they are hidden from view. Vents are not a necessary part of a glove, especially if the glove has a a full elastic wrist or a cuff which flairs around the wrist. In both cases, the opening will accommodate the hand to slide in without stressing the leather around the opening.
A creative solution to the vent is to incorporate the design around the vent like in the image you see below. The designer used a contrasting nappa lambskin to create a vent on the back of the glove.
Kidskin is skin or hide that comes from goat. This type of leather, as you can probably guess, typically comes from the hides of baby goat, also known as kids. Kidskin is often used due to its well-rounded features, including its adaptability, durability, suppleness, and the fact that it is impressively light weight.
Like calfskin, kidskin is considered to be a higher quality leather and this is generally reflected in the cost of its leather products. Because kidskin tends to be a bit lighter in weight than calfskin while remaining a very strong material, it is often used for a number of leather items. This allows the leather to be quite flexibile and can be used to produce just about any type of leather clothing or accessory. However, it is most commonly used to make women’s and men’s leather gloves, boots and women’s shoes.
In fact, kidskin and leather gloves have a long history with each other, dating back to Victorian times. WiseGeek.com writes,
In the late 19th century, elbow-length opera gloves made from kidskin were an elegant alternative to shorter glove styles that only reached the wrist. These soft leather opera gloves became an important and popular component of lady’s formal wear, reaching their peak of popularity during the Edwardian era. In modern times, gloves made of kid leather are usually worn as winter outerwear rather than formal wear, but they continue to be popular with both men and women due to their warmth and soft, supple texture.
Of course, with any leather item there is special care that accompanies it to help ensure a long and lasting lifespan. Like most types of leather, kidskin should be placed and kept in moderate temperatures to avoid areas with extreme dryness or humidity. Doing this will help the leather keep its natural look and texture over time and reduce the possibility of the skind cracking. To upkeep and clean your kidskin you can dust off the leather, if necessary with a soft, dry cloth. The item can then be cleaned very cafeully with luke warm water. In addition, you can use a leather cream and conditioner. Once you have treated your leather set the item and leave to dry naturally without covering.
My best friends, with the onslaught of cooler temps, are my wool or cashmere lined leather gloves. I wouldn’t want to be alone without them on a crisp winter day. This means I keep one pair stashed in my car, another in my leather purse and the remaining gloves are in my closest. I have at least one (if not more) to match each and everyone of my winter coats. I mean, doesn’t everyone?
I actually have them organized more by the season than by color. For example. Unlined leather gloves or driving gloves are great to keep stashed in the car when we change seasons from summer to fall. I prefer the leather because it gives me a comfortable grip on the steering wheel and keeps my hands from getting dry and cracked. I am so much better at remember to keep a pair of gloves near by than remembering to keep the handcream within reach…
Then I have my silk leather gloves, no these are great for spring and fall – not only are they the perfect light weight fashion accessory but I always see them as rather elegant and sophisticated. I just love putting on a pair to make me feel like I am in the lap of luxury . . . and so very chic. I am not at the level of etichette that makes simple silk gloves (no leather involved) part of my daily wardrobe, but I do kind of like the idea of taking them off and just having them in my hand when I talk . . . it makes me feel a little bit like Doris Day or Audrey Hepburn.
Then, of course, there is the end of fall and all of winter. Here it is a toss up between my 100% wool or cashmere lined gloves and the temptation to go longer than a 4 button length glove. If you are going to be wearing a winter jacket and gloves to keep you warm, then there is no use in having the cuff of the coat rising up and leaving a nice chunk of your forearm exposed! I would even go a little longer but . . . well my friends already tease me about my gloves as is…
If the weather is a bit drastic outside . . . and I absolutely must face the great outdoors, then I will most probably search for my fur lined gloves. The inside is just as soft and supple as the nappa lambskin aka kid leather, on the outside. And even if they are just as warm and cosy as my cashmere lined gloves – they definitely give me the “illusion” that my hands are warmer now than every.
$78 - lipsy.co.uk
$365 - pierotucci.com
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