In a recent sale on Gilt I was able to order several different pairs of gloves from Portolano, an old Italian company that produces them for private labels and designers. While they’re not the best ones I have seen, I’m impressed with the quality and the leathers are much nicer than those used for the typical cheap gloves found in stores these days. The stitching appears to be all done by machine, and there are no discernible differences between gloves made in their Italian factory and the one in the Philippines.

Now I kind of want a pair of these gold colored gloves at Blackbird.