We're proud to have brought in HESTRA gloves to the shop for FW18. Founded in 1936 by Martin Magnusson & Co in Hestra, Sweden , today the family business is still run by the third and fourth generation of Magnusson's. Design and development is made at their headquarters in Hestra. Their gloves are manufactured in their own factories and they buy all the leathers, fabrics, wool and other materials themselves. This gives them control of the production chain and ensures a high level of quality.
The quality and appearance of a pair of gloves is not just determined by how it has been made, equally important are the materials. HESTRA uses various types of leather sourced from around the world, each providing natural protection and insulating properties. These leathers are supple, warm and with varying special grains.
The leather used in the majority of the HESTRA gloves we carry comes from the North American white tailed Deer. 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.
We've brought in two styles with a total of four different options, all from the Sport Classic collection. The collections biggest source of inspiration is nature — the wild and unrestrained characterizes both the design and the selection of materials. Typical choices are elk leather from the Nordic and North American deerskin, lined with warm wool or lambskin.