Prints have always been a huge spring/summer trend, and this year is no different! Our patterned accessories are a must have for adding a quirky touch to any outfit. To give you some ideas on how to style around them, we’ve gathered a few inspiring images and tips…
Spots are a very eye catching pattern. Get the look with our 50s style spotted cotton glove which is decorated a with lovely bow feature at the wrist. Wear the Black version as part of a monochrome outfit, or alternatively team it up with a contrasting vibrant colour (like above, centre). The Berry and Pink versions, however, should go with pale clothing to make the glove really stand out.
A pattern that will go nicely with a frilly or silk top, florals are an instant springtime hit. Try our lovely floral stretch glove - it’s made of a light fabric and comes with a V-shaped vent at the wrist that is perfect for the warmer weather. Find this glove in Ivory/Hot Pink, Black/Hot Pink and Ivory/Cornflour.
What’s your favourite pattern? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
Alison Gowman, the current Master of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, was recently interviewed on Radio London. Founded 375 years ago, The Worshipful Company of Glovers is a London-based company that aims to ‘maintain close links with the glove industry and seek to promote the wearing of gloves and the businesses and training connected with glove-making’.
Over time we have had many connections with the company; you can read up on our meetings with them in our previous posts.
Watch the interesting interview below. We were lucky enough to be mentioned at 8:30!
Recently at Dents, we took on a student from a local school to do a week’s work experience in our Design Department. Kerrin, who is currently doing Textiles as part of her GCSEs, was eager to see how things work at HQ. Here’s her story…
“The week started with a tour around Dents HQ and the museum, so I got the chance to meet everyone and to get to know the building.
“My time here brought plenty of creative tasks to keep me busy, including a project where I researched Autumn/Winter 2014 colour trends and styles in magazines, and presented my inspiration on mood boards. This led onto designing gloves on Adobe Illustrator, a program that was completely new to me. Photography was a big part of the experience; I helped with photographing several products across the Dewhurst Dents group, as well as gloves from the museum, before experimenting with Photoshop.
The moodboards showing Kerrin’s research…
“The best part of the week was seeing several creative processes from start to finish, and I enjoyed being introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator. I’m thinking of going on to do Textiles at A Level, and possibly go further into the industry after leaving school.”
Kerrin really helped us during her time here, and we wish her all the best for the future!
Dents received a blast from the past when a 1916 petrol powered generator that would have even impressed Fred Dibnah arrived at HQ. Ben Roland, a vintage machine collector, recently bought the generator – and after much research he traced it back to the Dents factory in the early 1900s. Incredibly, it is still in full working order, despite it being 98 years old!
It is believed that the machine was used to power a dynamo or lighting, or even the old sewing machines. Even John Cundick, who’s been with Dents for 60 years, didn’t know! The generator runs on a 50/50 mix of paraffin and petrol, and can run for 24 hours if necessary. At a weight of approximately 300 kilos, it used to require four men to carry it, using the handles at the base. Every part of the steel-and-copper machine is original – except for the tank, which was replaced after it had rusted through. Unfortunately we couldn’t see it in action, but it was great to see it again!
On 30th March, show your mum just how much you appreciate her with a little help from Dents! We’re sure you’ll find something she’ll love in our Mother’s Day gifts page - and to make the occasion extra special, we are offering 50% off selected items on our website…
A great new offer for you: if you purchase a single item priced at £75 or over on the Dents website, we will give you a freegift!
So if your item over £75 is a ladies product, you will receive a lovely boucle pashmina scarf – and the beautiful colour you’ll receive (either Berry, Black, Damson or Hot Pink) will be a surprise! Made of 100% Acrylic, this scarf with tied tassle ends is the perfect accessory.
And if it’s a men’s item, a useful leather wallet (either in Black, Chocolate or English Tan) will be added to your purchase. The wallet comes with plenty of credit card pockets and shiny silver colour fittings.
For a limited time only. Terms and conditions apply:
In celebration of the Fashion Week season, we’ve gathered some inspiring gloves seen on the catwalk in previous shows – and you can even get the look with similar pairs in our collection!
As we head into spring, our unlined men’s hairsheep leather gloves in Highway Tan will be perfect for when you need to resist the slight chill in the air. The light glove is nicely detailed with 3 points and a palm vent.
Neutrals are set to be a popular trend during the spring/summer months, and our men’s deerskin glove in Havana will do just the trick. A casual style, it comes with a strap fastening at the wrist, and a Dents stud.
If you look to celebrities for style influence, but aren’t sure how to get their look, then Dents are here to help! We have found gloves similar to those worn by royalty and your favourite celebrities in our online shop…