L to R: Dents Tan Peccary, Brown & Tan Peccary, Black Peccary and Driving Glove - Good for a life
Cashmere lining does not pull out
Looks good with covert cloth
Like a NYC pre-war apartment door. Like a double breasted Savile Row suit. Like a pair of WWII khakis. Like a '70s Rolex Sub. You know it when you feel it. That physical gravitas that is unknown today. Pick up a pair of Dents Peccary gloves and you immediately notice the heft and the substance followed by the realization that what you're holding is unlike any glove you've ever known.
The Dent Peccary glove lined in cashmere has soul and heart under its weight. And you know there's a damned good chance it will be worn and appreciated long after you've left this world. Peccary is a South American wild hog with a passing resemblance to the Sloths I saw in Panama. It's an ugly looking animal with a nasty disposition. They frequently fight among themselves leaving them with scars on their skin and ultimately...your gloves.
There's a patina to the leather with small holes where hair grew out. Sewn by hand, they are a disappearing luxury from a company in Warminster, England that goes back to 1777. Only two drawbacks. They draw a lot of attention from women. One woman tried to steal a pair of my Peccaries in a bar. Two, they don't come cheap.
Eight Christmases ago, the Foxtrot and I decided to forgo gift frequency for gift severity. We'd give each other only one gift but we'd make that gift special. She gave me Peccary gloves - - although I doubt she knew giving gloves at Christmas is a tradition dating back to medieval times. In the years since I've chased down many a cab and bus to get them back. I still have them.
The rich gold color contrasts well with a covert coat. Any Barbour but especially the Blue Border. A camel Polo coat. A tweed Chrysalis field coat. Even my old army field jacket. And in a world of S,M,L & XL, it makes sense a company that's been around since 1777 offers individual sizes. Gloves are all about the fit. I'm a 9. Just like my shoes. Measure your writing hand across the widest point to determine your size. If you're between - round up. Besides, once a man is north of 35 - he should know his glove size and have a proper pair of gloves.
Visit 'Trad Approved' for the details. Full disclosure: Dents issued me a pair of Peccary gloves for a ten year test after which they will be returned to the factory for a full field report. I hope I don't lose them.