Handmade Spanish Leather Goods From Café Leather Supply Have Landed In The Shop
Driving gloves are one of those items that, should you want them (and if you have a wood-rimmed wheel you really are missing out by relying on sweaty palms alone), a quality pair is worth the price. You’ve heard the story about the man who buys a new pair of crummy boots each year because he doesn’t want to spend extra on the ones that will last for a decade, right? We’re not here to get into an economics analogy, but the boots story is the same here; leather goods can be as high or low-end as you want them to be, but the good stuff sticks around and turns into something more than a temporary style choice.
Café Leather Supply driving gloves are stylish and their colorways are pretty modern, sure, but they’re not trend-chasers and these products are hand-constructed from premium materials rather than hacked-together junk that degrades after Use 1. “Premium materials” is a bit overused lately though, and while imitators have deployed the phrase liberally enough to take away most of its meaning, these Café gloves and keychains actually live up to the real definition. Made with vegetable tanned premium Spanish leather, goatskin, and Gütermann thread, the gloves are supple and comfortable, finely made but begging to be used—the kinds of gloves that feel broken in from the get-go and only improve with time.
The company embodies the low-production, high-quality artisan attitude, and it’s not hard to tell that true care has been distilled all the way down to their keychains. They didn’t reinvent the glove and the ‘chain of course, but their interpretations of these vintage driving staples are tastefully conceived and beautifully made.