The history of handmade gloves
is Mazzoleni Gloves
It was the late 1950s. The economic boom of the decade had brought unprecedented technology to Italian homes and austere fashion gave way to pin-up-inspired bon ton looks. Seizing the enthusiasm of this collective resurgence, a young craftsman decided to take a chance.
After years spent beside Dante Trussardi, the famous designer’s grandfather, Valentino Mazzoleni opened his own glove factory. Designers and fashion maisons took notice of the youth’s talent and skill, and decided to entrust him with the production of couture gloves.
Faithful interpreters of the creativity and professionalism of the founder of Mazzoleni Gloves, son Luigi and grandson Valentino create collections of handmade gloves that astound the world for their quality and refinement.
Philosophy and Workmanship
True art accepts no compromises. The Mazzoleni Glove Factory is proud to have never given in to the temptation to lower, even minimally, its standard of quality in the name of increased production, “because that which can be made by hand must not be made by machine”. Each product reflects this philosophy, expressing its intrinsic meaning: it is the artist’s touch that makes each work unique.
That which can be made by hand
must not be made by machine
– Valentino Mazzoleni –
Nothing ever comes into being by chance, especially art. When we speak of the creations of the Mazzoleni glove factory, this is exactly what we mean: from selecting the finest leathers and cashmere and the deep understanding of how to treat them to the extreme care taken in the production methods, each Mazzoleni glove is the product of a unique creative process and is always enhanced by the craftsman’s personal touch. This makes each product a unique piece, a true expression of elegance and class
Gloves made in Italy
Since 1958, Mazzoleni Gloves has been producing Made in Italy gloves that are much more than an ordinary accessory to wear. Every single glove is the result of an outstanding artisanal production, which does not respond to the logic of mass production but places the utmost importance on the search for perfection. The hands of our expert craftsmen work with raw materials of the highest quality, transforming them into handmade gloves of extraordinary beauty. Wearing them gives you a feeling of extreme comfort and unrivalled practicality, which last intact over time. The passing of time in fact does not detract from their elegance; it only makes them more fascinating. Whether for driving, gala evening or as a cherished companion for everyday use, a pair of handmade gloves brings that priceless touch of finesse represented by the style of the person wearing them.
Form and function come together, making handmade gloves a masterpiece of elegance yet all the while practical. Wearing them makes everyday life extraordinary.