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Tuesday, 26 September 2017


Leather ‘Shorty’ gloves that have a story to tell

British riding style specialist Davida has extended its popular range of classic style ‘Shorty’ leather riding gloves with two new colorways (tan and grey) that have deep roots with riders of the 1950s and 1960s and influences from elsewhere in society. They have their roots in the motorcycling culture of the last century, before bike-specific gloves became widely available.

Short grey leather gloves were originally created for the German Luftwaffe in the 1940s and were a popular choice for post-war European motorcyclists who obtained them through the army surplus trade.  Originally produced for the early ranch workers, short tan gloves have a strong heritage within the Mid-West USA and were a favorite for many American motorcyclists in the early to mid- twentieth century.
Davida owner and major league long-distance rider David Fiddaman says: “The iconic and enduring style of the ever popular short-cuff leather motorcycle glove with its clean classic lines, minimal fuss and maximum comfort has never really been out of fashion, but now more than ever they are finding favor with new generation and veteran riders alike.”
Made from smooth, supple and soft cowhide with Kevlar thread stitching and comfy fleece lining to add contemporary riding values to a classic design, Fiddaman says “with our ‘Shorty’ gloves we have created a simple and uncomplicated glove that provides maximum tactile comfort and great dexterity - a must for every rider’s gear box.”