Gentlemen, keep warm this season with a set of stylish gloves and Winter accessories. From woolly to leather, we are totally kitted out for you!
With Christmas parties and plenty of dinner dates approaching, you may not find the time to change after work. But with the right clothes, and a few gorgeous accessories, you can transform your outfit in little time!
LOOK ONE: THE ULTIMATE DINNER DATE
Start your day smart in a pencil skirt, black lace top and jacket – accessorised with a stunning Dents handbag – and glam up for a dinner date with this sleek black styling!
Desk: Large Leather Contrast Shoulder Bag Dinner: Leather Glove with Bow Detailing, Dents | Pyramid Shape Box Bag, Dents | Sara Grey Snake Print Belt, Stephen Collins | Floral Cluster Necklace, Gaby’s Fashion
LOOK TWO: THE GIRLY NIGHT OUT
Brown doesn’t just have to be for work – our mocca gloves can be carried on into your evening look! If you want a girly night out with some friends, a smart outfit teamed up with a clutch bag and Winter coat can do just the trick.
Desk: Touchscreen Technology Leather Gloves, Dents | J’taime Heart Necklace, Gaby’s Fashion | Grainy Leather Handbag, Dents | Elizabeth Belt, Stephen Collins Dinner: Gloves and belt as above | Pyramid Shape Box Bag, Dents
Christmas is coming, and that means finding special presents for your loved ones. If you are looking for stylish gifts but are on a budget, then look no further, as we’ve compiled a selection of gifts for him and her – all for under £50! And we’ve even chosen them to suit personal tastes…
1. Wax Cotton Trapper Hat, Dents, £38 | 2. Crocodile Print Leather Wallet, Dents, £25 | 3. Heritage Lambswool Tartan Scarf, Dents, £29 | 4. Leather Knitted Cuff Glove, Dents, £45 | 5. Webbing And Leather Belt, Dents, £36 | 6. Heavyweight Fairisle Wool & Cotton Socks, Corgi Hosiery, £20 | 7. Brogue Pattern Leather Belt, Dents, £28
1. Herringbone Harris Tweed Flat Cap, Dents, £39 | 2. Heavyweight Wool & Cotton Socks, Corgi Hosiery, £19 | 3. Heritage Lambswool Tartan Scarf, Dents, £29 | 4. Leather Shooting Glove, Dents, £37 | 5. Striped Braces, Dents, £29 | 6. Reversible Leather Belt, Dents, £28
1. Classic Imipec Leather Glove, Dents, £34 | 2. Sara Snake Print Belt, Stephen Collins, £22 | 3. Nappa Leather Purse, Dents, £49 | 4. Tweed Gloves, Dents, £16 | 5. Large Crocodile Print Phone Case, Dents, £19 | 6. Pearl Bracelet, Gaby Jewellery, £44.99
1. Long Satin Gloves, Dents, £18 | 2. Cabouchon Necklace, Gaby Jewellery, £19.99 | 3. Scalloped Edge Evening Bag, Dents, £42 | 4. Lola Belt, Stephen Collins, £27 5. Long Pearl Necklace, Gaby Jewellery, £34.99 | 6. Curved Satin Evening Bag, Dents, £36
For A/W 2013 – the ”touch me” textures are everywhere this season – especially featured on collars and scarves! Fur accessories are the right way to accessorize this season – and of course – here at Dents, we have a great selection! With choices of animal print, colour and different designs, we can help you style with faux fur.
Here we have styled our ‘furry nice’ scarves over jackets for the perfect winter look. Add this fur accessory to your wardrobe to stay effortlessly stylish and warm this winter.
Nothing says glamour like a fur collar, and with this one – you can’t go wrong. The perfect way to add a texture, from a winter coat to an evening dress. It will be the perfect buy to take you through the festive season.
Our faux fur handbags are something that is definatly worth holding onto this season. As well as complimenting our other gorgeous faux fur accessories – these bags are stylish, luxurious and practical. Carry with you at the office, for dinner or drinks!
But in Dents tradition – we MUST finish off the collection with a pair of our luxury gloves, and our faux fur gloves are the perfect fit. These can be a more subtle way of introducing fur to your look – but also can be paired up with other fur accessories to complete a fabulous head-to-toe fur look. These will not only keep you on trend, but will keep your hands warm in our chilly winter days.
This cold winter isn’t looking so bad anymore! Check out our new ‘faux fur’ section on our website!
Last week, John Roberts of Dents flew over to New York to make a presentation on our glove making processes, highlighting the unique skills required to produce fine leather gloves.
John was joined by Jim McKenry, Dents’ exclusive agent for the USA. The special breakfast training seminar was held in the Saks Fifth Avenue store. Those representing Saks Fifth Avenue included the store manager, the buyer and assistant buyer, plus 24 of their sales associates.
Dents have been continually in business since 1777, and the company’s first connection with the USA was in 1877, when George C. Field was appointed to open a new Dents office at Number 85, Fifth Avenue, New York City as part of our global expansion in export sales to the world’s finest shops and department stores. Today, Dents’ New York offices are located on W 57th Street.
During the training seminar, sales associates were shown the three different types of leathers that we use to create our gloves, highlighting the benefits of each leather as well as their suitability for different social occasions. John showed how and why the leathers are prepared and made, including the stages of stretching, shaping, cutting and hand-sewing. He explained that it takes longer to train a fully skilled glove cutter or sewer than it does to get a college or university degree; with 32 different components to be cut and sewn to make a single pair of Dents gloves, high levels of commitment and skill to master the techniques of glove making.
John explained that Dents make their cashmere and silk linings as separate gloves despite the additional cost to ensure a better fit – the Dents ‘secret fit’. He demonstrated how to use Dent’s unique glove tape to measure a customer’s hands and therefore achieve perfect fitting gloves. He then presented the Saks selection of the Dents Heritage glove collection, pointing out each of the special features of each glove including: the authentic Harris Tweed backs, Scottish cashmere linings, fine hand stitching, and iconic peccary leather. He further explained what ‘points’ are and that ‘quirks’ are actually a special part of a Dents peccary leather glove, not something quirky!
Everybody who attended the training seminar received a illustrated glove training manual, a booklet illustrating Dents’ history, and a unique Dents glove tape measure.
After the seminar there was much laughter when John asked the audience to accept Her Majesty, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate’s apologies for being unable to attend the seminar, as they had a family engagement in London with Prince George.
There’s a real buzz in our factory, now in full swing, as we complete last minute orders for this season..
Dennis grades all the leather, to ensure that the right leather is used for each style of glove.
…creating a glove that is a unique and timeless accessory.
At Dents, we love perfect fitting gloves – and make very sure that this is the case when making our gloves. Our leathers and linings are sewn as two separate gloves before the lining is inserted.
‘Laying-out’ is the term we use for ironing our gloves on these heated brass hands to ensure a special finish.
As well as our Dents brand, we also make beautiful gloves for other luxury brands – so the factory has a busy time filling the demand.
Gloves are made with the same tools that have been used for many years, and we use irreplaceable sewing machines.
No two pieces of leather are the same, and that makes every pair of gloves unique. There can be variations in grain, texture, thickness and strength.
These fine English made gloves are crafted from genuine Peccary leather. The natural beauty of real Peccary leather creates a pair of gloves of the highest quality.
Following traditions of Halloween, we have been getting into the Halloween spirit with our very own pumpkin carvings. Out of the three carvings, our favourite of course, was the Dents logo. Do you want to make something with the off cuts of your pumpkin but don’t know what to make? Here is the answer…
We didn’t stop at the carvings; we also made this lovely pumpkin cake which was enjoyed throughout the offices here at Dents.
Here is how we did it…
|Bicarbonate of soda||2tsp|
…and don’t forget, if you need that final touch to your Halloween costume this year, our gloves could not only finish your outfit…but also see you through the cold weather this winter.
It takes time to create the world’s finest gloves….and with 236 years of experience – gloves really don’t get better then Dents! This is our story…
Dents founded by John Dent in 1777, who established his accessory company, manufacturing fine leather gloves in the cathedral of Worcester, England. Over time, the business grew rapidly and moved his residence to 34 Forgate Street, Worcester, in 1784. At a later date, his sons John Junior and William began an apprenticeship with Dents, at the age of just 15 which lasted for seven years.
Dents was a major exporter of fine gloves and accessories throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The company, through its subsidiaries in New York, Paris, Grenoble, Brussels, Leipzig, Prague, Sydney and Naples, crafted and sold the finest handmade gloves throughout the world.
We are proud of our heritage, and wanted to share with you, some of our treasured photos…
1. A Dents factory seamstress working – circa 1892.
2. Heritage car – circa 1907.
3. Dents advertisement – circa 1910.
4. Dents Belgium factory, circa 1913.
5. Dents Unhairing Room, circa 1913.
6. Dents glove counter, The Drapers’ Organiser, October 4th 1919.
7. Dents advertisement, circa 1920.
8. Dents Portrait Lady, 1920.
9. Your Hands Deserve Dent’s Gloves advertisement, 1920s evening gloves.
10. Dents advertisement, 1924.
11. Dents photo shoot, circa 1950-1960.
12. Quality control checker, 1950.
13. Collaboration with Dior, circa 1950.
14. Coronation glove, 1953.