Saturday, May 21, 2016

Caring for the Ines glove

Many people think that caring leather gloves is complicated and time-consuming. Great news... it's not at all!

So many people would rather avoid purchasing a high-quality fashion accessory rather risk having it ruined by the elements. However, some bad weather, oil spots, and mud stains can easily be avoided with a few tips... enjoy!

Proper care of your cashmere-lined glace gloves essentially begins with regular brushing. As long as you never experience any fashion mishaps, this is likely going to be the most important and one of the only maintenance regimen's you will need to follow. Brushing helps to remove dust and debris, and keeps your Ines leather looking as fresh and as new as ever!

Simply put, water and leather just don't mix. In the event that you do get your favourite pair of Ines Gloves wet, make sure to pat the leather dry. Then, they will be clean and ready to wear another day!

Spraying your favourite Ines Gloves with leather conditioner is perhaps the best way to protect your investment in fashion. However, a word of caution: some water-repellents can alter the colour of lighter leather items, so test your chosen product on a small area first.

Let's face it... scuffs, discolourations, and stains are going to happen to your loved leather Ines Gloves. Though you might think it is easy to repair these mishaps yourself, sometimes it is best to leave it to a professional. A local leather repair store should be more than capable of bringing your gloves back to life... allowing them to bring joy for another day!

Leather can become misshapen in humid and excessively warm weather. Once this happens, it can be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to correct. This can easily be avoided by choosing to store your favourite Ines Gloves in a cool, dry place, such as an antique glove box (shown above), and laid out flat to avoid unwanted and undesirable creases.

You read it right... for those unsightly scuffs and mild dirt on your favourite Ines Gloves, look no further than your pencil!

A clean, white pencil eraser is an excellent tool for removing scuffs from your gloves. Just run it lightly and gently over the stain, and watch your eraser work its magic!

 

Though brushing, conditioning, and caring for your favorite Ines Gloves helps to prolong the life of these unique and beautiful gloves, avoid exposing them continuously to bright light. This can cause your gloves to fade, and make them look less indulgent.

To avoid this fashion disaster, store your gloves in a cool, dark area to keep them looking beautiful for a lifetime!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Choosing Ines Gloves for your wedding

Your wedding is undoubtedly one of the most important and memorable days in your entire life. So much decision-making is involved... let me take some of the guesswork out of it by providing some useful advice on pairing your favorite Ines Gloves with your personal style of wedding dress. 

Short glace gloves

Wrist-length glace gloves were in vogue in the 1950s and 1960s. White- and cream-coloured gloves were the most popular shades to wear on your wedding day. At that time, such gloves showed a young lady of proper breeding. Today, however, more and brighter colors are appearing at the altar!

Short, every day glace gloves function best with a vintage-style wedding dress, no longer than tea length (falling several inches above the ankle).

It's your wedding day, and the spotlight is all on you! Choose your leather wedding gloves to define your own personal style....

Elbow-length gloves

Whether in white or black, elbow-length leather gloves will add a touch of elegance and femininity to your wedding day look. Cashmere-lined glace gloves look very dramatic when worn with a flowy, feminine wedding dress made from organza, charmeuse, or tulle. Simply stunning!

Opera-length gloves first made their dramatic appearance in the pre-World War 1 era, and quickly became a symbol of feminine elegance. As this glovey trend caught on, necklines plunged, the sleeves of evening gowns grew shorter, and the gloves grew delightfully longer!

Before you slip into a pair of shoulder-high leather gloves, there are certain rules of etiquette that apply.

Black shoulder-high gloves

Black leather gloves are extremely elegant, with a hint of sensuality. They are slimming, and are perhaps best for highlighting the feminine contours of the hands and arms, especially when paired with your wedding dress. Yes, black is bold... but a strapless, contemporary, and chic wedding dress with a pair of long leather stretch gloves will stun your guests and make for a superb wedding day (or night) look.

White is probably the most popular color to be associated with weddings. It's perfectly elegant and beautiful... can you really pair a white leather glove with a white wedding dress?? With Ines, of course, you can! If you would rather not, we have just the glove for you!

Round top shoulder-high gloves

Rounded top long leather gloves are the perfect glove for adding a touch of feminine elegance to your wedding day look. The rounded cuff of this glove is very delicate, while the thin, fitted kidskin leather looks graceful on anyone. These gloves are available in a nude color, which would only just offset the white of your wedding dress. Try these gloves with a simple gown... let these graceful gloves speak for themselves! 

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Spring trends for the fashionable man

Denim was a popular fabric several years ago, and has now been rejuvenated in a very modern, yet classic way, particularly for the stylish man.

Gone are the days of the traditional suit and tie. Now, grab some faded denim pants and patterned blazer, throw in peccary leather glace gloves, and you have the perfect ensemble for a spring afternoon!

A mix of natural materials complement perfectly to create a rugged, yet refined look. Classic glace leather gloves quite literally complement anything, and are the Ines Glove most suited to a warm spring afternoon in Canada.

Mix and match denim and leather this spring, as it becomes our go-to fabric of the season!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ways to make your leather wow!!!

Summer may seem as though it's far away, but it is just around the corner! As such, let's take a sneak peek at summer trends for leather...

The summer is a hot season, so ramp up the temperature with a sensual leather dress! This makes for a beautiful evening look... a romantic dinner, dancing the night away at a posh club, or snuggling at home... pair your elegant leather dress with sensual shoulder high gloves for the ultimate in leather high fashion.

No matter which of the leather and fabulous looks you choose, have fun this summer with leather clothing. Choose unlined, lambskin leather for the softest feel and the most luxurious elegance ever!

You might think that wearing leather gloves in the heat of the summer is a foolish idea, but I am the first to tell you that Ines has designed her special gloves with practicality in mind... several of her glove styles are unlined to minimize the warmth they retain and most importantly, wearing a pair of gloves can protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun. Finally, it is important to note that our evenings have been cool, which favours a pair of gloves!

Which brings me to my overall point... for the summer, be daring and swap your cotton white t-shirt for a luxurious leather one. Leather shirts are the perfect way to introduce a classy, daytime or night-time look. Black leather is undoubtedly very versatile, but to celebrate summer, experiment with a variety of colors! For our men of leather this summer, a pair of unlined glace gloves for men is just the accessory you need!

The leather harness vest is a playfully delightful way to add leather to your ensemble this summer! Dress up a flowy chiffon skirt with a vest - a mix of edgy rocker chic and feminine charm. Add a pair of happy knot gloves for a classic look that is sure to please.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sophia Loren in 1960

Sophia Loren; born Sofia Villani Scicolone , 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress.
She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons,

Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren's five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women; Loren's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.

This picture was taken in 1960, the time elegance came first! Always Gloves!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ways to make your leather wow!!!

Summer may seem as though it's far away, but it is just around the corner! As such, let's take a sneak peek at summer trends for leather...

The summer is a hot season, so ramp up the temperature with a sensual leather dress! This makes for a beautiful evening look... a romantic dinner, dancing the night away at a posh club, or snuggling at home... pair your elegant leather dress with sensual shoulder high gloves for the ultimate in leather high fashion.

No matter which of the leather and fabulous looks you choose, have fun this summer with leather clothing. Choose unlined, lambskin leather for the softest feel and the most luxurious elegance ever!

You might think that wearing leather gloves in the heat of the summer is a foolish idea, but I am the first to tell you that Ines has designed her special gloves with practicality in mind... several of her glove styles are unlined to minimize the warmth they retain and most importantly, wearing a pair of gloves can protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun. Finally, it is important to note that our evenings have been cool, which favours a pair of gloves!

Which brings me to my overall point... for the summer, be daring and swap your cotton white t-shirt for a luxurious leather one. Leather shirts are the perfect way to introduce a classy, daytime or night-time look. Black leather is undoubtedly very versatile, but to celebrate summer, experiment with a variety of colors! For our men of leather this summer, a pair of unlined glace gloves for men is just the accessory you need!

The leather harness vest is a playfully delightful way to add leather to your ensemble this summer! Dress up a flowy chiffon skirt with a vest - a mix of edgy rocker chic and feminine charm. Add a pair of happy knot gloves for a classic look that is sure to please.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

what can we do with our used, tired gloves?

We've all been there... it is a sad day when our favorite pair of gloves becomes worn out. But what can we do with our used, tired gloves? If you're like me, then you simply cannot part with a beautiful pair of Ines leather gloves. Hmm... what to do?

One option is to "in-vest" in an article of clothing! Breathe new life into your long leather gloves by putting them together to form a unique piece of clothing or a leather accessory. Wallets and glovey purses are always an option, but if you want to think outside the glove, then a glove vest will do!
When it comes to thin, unlined glace gloves that have worn out their welcome on your hands, have some fun to create a pair of gloves for another part of your body!

It is truly a shame to simply throw away such a beautiful luxury, so why not pay homage to the glove by injecting some creativity....
Contribute to a new fashion accessory... the delightful leather collar. If you are feeling stylishly bold, take your favorite gloves and carefully layer them around your neck.
Though your hands may have worn out your gloves, they will continue to last a lifetime while adding a new flavor to your ensemble.