Limited edition gloves by Omega Guanti (Napoli)

Hugo JACOMET

Limited edition gloves by Omega Guanti (Napoli)

Gentlemen,

As promised, and after the success of our first “Special Editions” with Marol in Bologna (shirts), Norman Vilalta in Barcelona (shoes), or more recently Calabrese in Naples (ties and pocket squares), we have the pleasure to launch today our fifth Special Editions campaign : a small batch of exceptional gloves designed and crafted by our friend Mauro Squillace, owner and master craftsman of the superlative and precious OMEGA Guanti atelier in Naples.

Omega is one of the very last glove makers on earth who crafts its gloves strictly in a traditional and artisanal way in Naples, Italy. At Omega, everything is dyed, cut and sewn by hand inside the atelier in Naples.

I met Mauro Squillace during the preparation of the writing of my book “The Italian Gentleman”. Squillace is his own animal. He is a funny, touching, generous, vibrant and passionate craftsman who uncompromisingly perpetuates his family heritage (four generations of glove makers) with his son Alberto and his daughter Martina.

When I met Mauro for the first time, I was not a very frequent glove user and even less of a glove lover. However, during our first visit to the Omega atelier, I’ve been mesmerized by the complexity of the artisanal process of crafting luxury gloves as well as by the great sartorial potential of this luxurious accessory. Indeed a beautiful traditional glove can not only provide warmth during the cold months of the year, but it can also bring a great sartorial flair to almost every outfit and behave as a beautiful accessory.

For the introduction of this limited edition, Mauro has designed and created three different models, offered each time in two colors with super-luxurious finishing (such as pure cashmere lining). Each model in each color has been produced in groups of 10 pairs, with three sizes available (8, 8,5 and 9).

To select your size, simply use a sewing tape measure and follow the instructions on the sketch below (click the picture to enlarge) :

This chart takes into account one of the first principles in glove sizing : a glove should not be too easy to slip on. If you can immediately slip into a new glove, it’s probably because it is too large.

Please note that all these models are exclusive and have never been distributed in these colors and with these finishing details. Thus if you live in a part of the world where winter is already over, you can consider these models as models for winter 2018/2019. For all the other gentlemen, this limited edition will allow you to experience the pleasure of wearing high quality gloves until the end of April (in Europe and the USA) and different times of the year in various countries.

MODEL 1 : PLUNGED LAMBSKIN DRIVING GLOVE

Each and every skin, at Omega, is chosen by Mauro. He explains that choosing a good skin for a glove is not an easy task as the leather must be slightly stretchable horizontally (to follow the lines and curves of your hand) but not at all vertically–to preserve the glove’s form as the hand bends and lengthens.

This superb “driving style” model is offered with a small leather strap and snaps (to adjust for size). The leather selected by Mauro for this model is a full grain plunged lambskin. A “plunged” lambskin is a skin that has been totally immersed into a dyeing barrel and not only covered on the surface. Everything on Omega’s gloves is strictly made by hand inside the Neapolitan atelier, including the dyeing (plunging), the cutting and the sewing.

The lining is made of pure cashmere for exceptional softness and comfort.

Offered in two colors (10 pairs in black and 10 pairs in brown), this driving-style glove is a wonderful leather accessory crafted according to the gospel of glove making by one of the most prestigious ateliers in the world.

It is proposed to you by Omega at a fair price of 125 euros (taxes and shipment not included). Please note that if you live outside the EEC, no taxes apply.

If you wish to order a pair, please send an e-mail to specialeditions@omegasrl.com and indicate clearly the model chosen, the size and your delivery address (in order to calculate the shipment cost). A pro-forma invoice will then be sent to you as well as a secured link for payment.

MODEL 2 : CARPINCHO LEATHER GLOVE

The Carpincho is a big rodent from South America (the skins from Omega are from Argentina) . Its leather has been a longtime favorite of the gauchos (cowboys) of Argentina for its strength and softness.

The Carpincho skin is thus an excellent material for luxury gloves. Always finished in suede (i.e. the reverse part of the skin) with a very soft touch and feel, the Carpincho leather matches, on this exclusive model, the plunged lambskin used for the inside of the hand.

The lining is made of pure cashmere for exceptional softness and comfort.

Offered in two colors, green and red (10 pairs only per batch), this exotic skin is a true marvel of craftsmanship and an immediate stylistic statement (with a beautiful “bi-material” effect).

This glove is proposed to you by Omega at a fair price of 209 euros (taxes and shipment not included). Please note that if you live outside the EEC, no taxes apply.

If you wish to order a pair, please send an e-mail to specialeditions@omegasrl.com and indicate clearly the model chosen, the size and your delivery address (in order to calculate the shipment cost). A pro-forma invoice will then be sent to you as well as a secured link for payment.

MODEL 3 : PECCARY LEATHER GLOVE

Probably the most luxurious leather in the glove industry ! The Peccary is a small boar from Peru whose skin has gained a worldwide reputation for its great quality, its extreme softness and its fantastic flexibility. Moreover, the Peccary skin has the rare capacity to wonderfully react to aging and to the patina of time making it more and more beautiful as time passes.

The Peccary skin is quite easy to recognize : the Peccary hairs are always grouped by three and are leaving easy-to-spot three-dot patterns on the leather (this is the feature that many glove counterfeiters-makers try to emulate by superimposing a similar pattern onto skin from other animals.)

On those two exclusive models, the lining is, once again, in pure cashmere.

This superlative glove is available in two versions : one bicolor “yellow-camel” version and one “camel” version (10 pairs per color). It represents, in my humble opinion, a must-have for every gentleman willing to discover the sartorial magic of a beautiful pair of artisanally-made gloves.

It is proposed to you by Omega at a fair price of 229 euros (taxes and shipment not included). Please note that if you live outside the EEC, no taxes apply.

If you wish to order a pair, please send an e-mail to specialeditions@omegasrl.com and indicate clearly the model chosen, the size and your delivery address (in order to calculate the shipment cost). A pro-forma invoice will then be sent to you as well as a secured link for payment.

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In brief :

Model 1 “Driving Glove”

  • Black : 125 euros
  • Brown : 125 euros

Model 2 “Carpincho Glove”

  • Red : 209 euros
  • Green : 209 euros

Model 3 “Peccary Glove”

  • Bicolor Yellow and Camel : 229 euros
  • Camel : 229 euros

To order, to ask a question or for any other request please send a mail to Mauro Squillace at specialeditions@omegasrl.com

Cheers ! Hugo