10 things to know about gloves

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From Mount Olympus to Hollywood through Naples

The legend says that Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, was the first to wear a pair of gloves. Others argue that the barbarians were the earliest to use and spread them through Europe. In any case, thanks to Venus or Attila, to coldness or vanity, gloves became a fashionable and precious accessory, with a high erotic value.

How could we forget the very long gloves of the flamboyant Rita Hayworth in Gilda or the very short ones worn by the lovely Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holidays?

"From Mount Olympus to Hollywood through Naples"

Merola Gloves

Right in Rome there’s a company that has been producing gloves since 1885, serving Royals like Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco and actors such as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Merola family tells her story with a quaint voice, remembering the gloves production over the years, the move from Naples to Rome, the frugality and sacrifices after war. In the Ten things to know video they explain the artisan process mandatory for a quality result: from the senior gloves-maker’s work to the choice of different leathers, the height and length ironing, the cutting, stitching and insertion of the liner. Their gloves dress cinema.

Bravi i Merola!

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