The all new Ginettaccio glove embraces both traditional imagery, contemporary design and natural leathers.
There are times when we look to technology for solutions. Regardless of how many glove designs we tried, we kept returning to an all leather glove for long term comfort and protection. Dual thickness leathers, tapered wrist and naturally vented.
Just two rides and these will match your body, as the natural materials take the form of your hand. The gloves are breathable and the goatskin (more subtle than cowhide) wicks sweat extremely effectively. Good mitts are worth their weight in gold and we have worked hard to offer a premium, hand-made, all leather mitt, at the price of a synthetic glove.
These are FULLY hand cut and sewn so will have small differences (character) from something robot made. The palm is lightly padded by adding an extra layer of leather and have perforations on the fingers and knuckle holes to assist with ventilation. The gloves are naturally dyed Cognac leather with a cream trim. Goatskin is often referred to as nature’s strongest leather. It has very high tensile-strength and abrasion-resistant properties, but has excellent softness and is lightweight.
The leather will bond and stretch to your hand after a few rides, so should feel tight and snug around the fingers when first put on. Once matched they will be your new favourite thing.
A good track mitt is removed by pulling off inside out.
Ginettaccio, is a honourable name awarded to a champion road cyclist. Gino Bartali the powerfully legend is more commonly lauded with the title. With a broad nose and a boxer’s face, he began work in a bicycle shop when he was 13 and began racing the same year. Our beautifully made mitts are made in honour of the attrition and style of Bartali. The promising amateur and turned professional in 1935 when he was 21. He was Italian champion the next year earning the nickname Ginettaccio. The most renowned Italian cyclist before the war having won the Giro d’Italia three times (1936, 1937, 1946) and the Tour de France in 1938. His second Tour victory came in 1948 gave him superhero status, as it was the largest gap between victories in the race.
Like all good mitts, they should be neat fitting. Measure right around your knuckle and compare to chart below. A good fitting mitt should be pulled off one finger at a time.
Sweat will eventually eat away at the leather without any care, so it is important to regularly clean the gloves and apply glove balm to maintain the integrity of the leather.