Lavabre Cadet Made-To-Order Gloves

We are pleased to offer this rare, exclusive opportunity to commission a bespoke-quality Lavabre Cadet glove based on your unique hands without the expense of a visit to Paris for a second time. Each pair of gloves commissioned through this Special Project will be hand crafted from an individualized pattern based on hand tracings provided by the client. These custom handmade gloves are available in the rare materials of polished kidskin, suede kidskin, or peccary and now alligator. We are providing TWO WEEKS for all orders on these individualized men's gloves to be placed.


Hi, I'm Kirby Allison. In today's video I'm excited to launch this year's special project or digital trunk show of sorts with the renowned French glove maker Lavabre Cadet. Easily considered one of the finest glove makers in the world Lavabre Cadet is offering Hanger Project customers the opportunity to commission a pair of semi-bespoke gloves constructed from individual hand tracings. Following the success of last year's special project we have added two new styles to this year's special order that I'm excited to talk about on this video. For the full details of this year's Lavabre Cadet special project, click the link in the description or visit our glove page on Each customer will be sent hand tracing forms once their order is confirmed. We are accepting orders through July 31st with gloves being delivered no later than December 15th. In this video I'm going to go through each of the styles that we're offering this year, as well as, show you how to take your individualized hand tracing patterns.

What sets Lavabre Cadet apart? First, access to materials and second a level of workmanship and handwork that you just don't see anywhere else. Through our special project we're offering access to three materials. First, kid skin which we are offering in both the polished and sueded kid skin. Second, pecary which is being offered in four colors in both a one-piece and two-piece pattern. And lastly new for this year, alligator. Yes, that's right alligator. Kid skin gloves. Lavabre Cadet is one of the few glove makers out there still making gloves out of kid skin which is the skin from a baby goat versus most gloves which are made from napa leather which comes from baby sheep or lamb. Kid skin is incredibly soft and supple and an incredibly luxurious material for gloves.

All of our gloves are made with full quirks. Quirks are one of the more nuance to pattern pieces of the gloves that you would have found on all gloves fifty or sixty five years ago but are all but extinct these days. Now quirks are the small triangular pattern piece that fits in between the fingers of the glove which allow the fingers to sit more naturally on the hand and for the glove to seat itself better. This allows for just a level of dexterity and comfort not allowed otherwise. Quirks require a significant amount of additional work and sadly a detail no longer commonly found on gloves. For that reason we're very excited to offer it on all of our gloves here in this special project.

Second the nerves of our kid skin gloves are sewn by hand instead of machine which gives a nice subtle wave and elegance to the palm of the hand. Our kids can gloves are available with inside machine stitching which allows for a more formal sleek look or outside machine stitching. Alternatively for an additional level of workmanship, outside hand stitching is available upon special request.

The gloves are available in multiple colors in both the polish and sueded kid skin with silk or cashmere lining. Another special detail of our Lavabre Cadet gloves is that the silk and cashmere linings are fully floating as opposed to being glued to the leather and this allows more natural interaction and prevents any type of distortion of the actual pattern of the glove because of shrinking or stretching.

Now the king of all materials for glove without question is pecary. Pecary is a small, wild, South American rodent that produces an absolutely soft, supple and visually interesting skin that makes for an incredible glove. Pecary again is one of those materials that isn't widely available which makes owning a pair of pecary gloves all that more special. If you're able to find a pair of pecary gloves it is almost certainly made with a two-piece pattern which means that the top part and the bottom part of the glove are cut totally separate and then sewn together. What that results in is an interior seam along the index finger and glove. But exclusive to our special project and really drawing on Lavabre Cadet's incredible craftsmanship and access to materials, we're offering the opportunity to commission a pair of pecary gloves and a rare, one-piece pattern. This is exceptionally rare because of the difficulty finding these wild skins in good enough condition to allow for both the front the back part of the glove to be sourced from the same skin. Famous French luxury goods maker Hermes is one of the few places that you can find pecary gloves, but even they stopped selling one-piece peccary gloves because they were no longer able to consistently source this material. It is incredibly difficult and unquestionably something only for the connoisseur. That is why it's so special for Lavabre Cadet to be able to offer one piece pecary gloves. All of our pecary gloves are made with full quirks and are available with no lining which is what I recommend because you're able to feel the full softness of that pecary skin. But this year we're also allowing your pecary gloves to be lined with cashmere or silk should you require a warmer glove. Our pecary skins are available in a dark brown, a grey, a cork and new for this year a mid brown. Additionally all of our pecary gloves are finished with hand stitching along the border. Now Lavabre Cadet again harking back to their incredible tradition and craftsmanship has a much higher stitch density to their hand-sewn gloves which just creates a neater more elegant glove whose quality can be seen in the details.

Now new for this year we're offering a very exciting variation of our pecary gloves and that is a black pecary glove with the dark brown alligator trim. This takes the peccary glove to an entirely new level. This glove is made with inside stitching, full quirks, and three hand sewn veins. The alligator trim is on the interior of the thumb and also along the border of the wrist. Because of the alligator trim, these gloves are made either with an interior silk lining or cashmere lining and inside stitching. An incredibly beautiful glove. I'm absolutely in love with these. They came as really quite a surprise. They turned out even better than I expected and for someone that wants a very distinctive collectors glove that is different than anything anyone else would see you can't go wrong with this pecary glove with alligator trim.

Alligator gloves. New for this year and exceptionally rare, our alligator gloves sourced from Louisiana alligator. Yes that's right. Alligator; these gloves are nothing short of awesome. Initially hesitant that they would be too ostentatious, it wasn't until I was at a party at Optimo Hats last year whenever I saw a very elegantly dressed gentleman walk into the party wearing black alligator gloves. I was struck by how incredibly elegant, yet somehow subtle these gloves were and resolved to order a pair for myself. After receiving them and offering them to a few exclusive customers have decided to add them to this year's special project. Again here we see the exceptional quality of sourcing from Lavabre Cadet. The alligator is so incredibly soft that they're able to construct these gloves with inside stitching. That may seem like a small detail, but most alligator or crocodile gloves have to have outside stitching because the skins are too stiff to be folded inside to allow that inside stitching. This is an incredibly formal and sleek glove. There's no question that this is an indulgence, but it's absolutely incredible. As with all of our gloves this glove is available with custom monogramming and as you can see on my black pair I've had my initials KMA hand monogrammed on to both pairs. We're offering this alligator in both black and a dark brown.

One of the most unique aspects of this Lavabre Cadet special project or digital trunk show is to have your pair of gloves made based on an individualized hand tracing. Now we call this a semi-bespoke service because it's not quite the level of customization that you would get with a full bespoke service, but then again that requires you to travel to Paris and visit Lavabre Cadet personally. After every order is confirmed we're gonna follow up with you and send you a hand tracing and sketching sheet that includes everything you need to take those hand tracings. Then we ask that you mail them back to us or scan and email them to us, but preferably mail them. Once all the special orders have been bundled together we're gonna send all these to the Lavabre Cadett Maitre Gantier so that they can create your customized pattern based on your hand tracing.

There's two basic steps to the hand tracing. First is going to be to measure the width of your hand across the knuckles with the hand gently closed and then second is to provide that hand tracing. So on the last page is included a measure tape that you can cut out. So just cut this out or if you have a measuring tape at home you can use that also but we're including this just to make sure that everyone is able to get a measuring tape. Now what you want to do is you want to grip this measuring tape in between your index finger and your thumb and then wrap it around your hand and then gently close your fingers, right. Now you don't want to clench your fist. You just want to gently close your fist. Again you're measuring this across your knuckles. My measurement here is 25 and a half centimeters. So I'm going to write that right here, 25.5. And then what we're going to do is trace my hand. Now you want to make sure your entire hand fits on the sheet and then with a pen or a pencil at a 90 degree angle to the paper you want to start at your wrist and just gently trace around your whole hand. Now you don't want to push in too difficult. You want to keep a consistent amount of pressure as you trace around all of your fingers. Now if you can remember to take off your wedding band before you do this as you can see that is disrupting this process. And then make sure you get it into your wrists. Now it's important to take it into the wrist because that is going to let them know how far the wrist of the glove actually needs to come up. So there we go. We have my hand tracing. This is good enough for my left hand. Now complete the same process for your right hand. Again you're going to take the measuring tape grip it in between your thumb and your index finger. Wrap it around and then gently close your fist. So you can see this is right at 26 centimeters. For some of you gentlemen with larger hands you might actually need to use a measuring tape since this only goes up to 26 centimeters. It may not be large enough for some of you. So in that case any type of measuring tape would work just make sure that you're indicating the measurement and centimeters. So this is the right hand. And again I'm going to trace it holding my pencil at a 90 degree angle. Now whenever you're doing your hand tracings, it's important to have the same person do both hands. So if you want someone to help you with your right hand because you're right-handed and aren't comfortable doing this with your left hand, then I would have whoever you want to do your chasing of your right hand also do the tracing for your left hand. This just ensures that the relative pressure and the way that the tracing is done is consistent between the left and the right hand. As you can see it's totally common for the right hand to be slightly larger than the left and that's part of the virtue of this special project it is to allow your glove to be made specifically for each hand.

If you have any questions about this process please feel free to reach out to customer service. We'd be more than happy to answer all of your questions. And once you're done with your hand tracings, we'll give you an address to mail these to us now so that we can collect them all and submit them with your order. Now it's preferable that you mail these to us just to ensure that there's no scaling issues that happen whenever these are scanned and printed. And as you can see on the bottom of our hand tracings we actually have a one centimeter kind of scale for guidance just so that we can double check to make sure there hasn't been any scaling. If you are an international client again you know we would prefer that you drop these in the mail to us, but you can go ahead and scan these and email them to us as a PDF first while those are being sent via mail. So I've completed my hand tracings and so I would just simply mail these off to us here at The Hanger Project.

So there we have all of the details for our second annual special project with Lavabre Cadet. I'm incredibly excited by the new styles that we're offering this year. And if you didn't have an opportunity to participate in last year's special project, I highly recommend considering it this year because the quality of gloves that we're offering from Lavbare Cadet are without question the highest quality, most well-made gloves available anywhere in the world. These are truly gloves for the collector or the connoisseur.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section of this video. I'm happy to get back to all those questions personally. Alternatively reach out to customer service either via email or on the website or by calling us at 800-495-3201. All orders must be submitted by July 31st. At which time we are going to bundle these all together and send them to the factory so that they can begin work on these incredible gloves.

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