We covered the Paul Smith “Favourite Shirts” event from Tokyo not too long ago. Well, Rapha is not making it easier to get your hands on their special collaborative gloves over here in the West. “The Rapha Grand Tour gloves use ‘African Hair Sheep’ leather to produce the softest and most durable gloves on the market. African hair sheep live on the arid savannah of Eastern Africa. To cope with the heat and dry conditions, the hair sheep have extremely thin but strong skin. The hair sheep leather is ‘table cut’ by skilled craftsmen and worked by hand lengthways and crossways to give the leather beautiful texture and suppleness.” Available from Rapha now.
More looks at the Rapha for Paul Smith Grand Tour Gloves after the click.