“The world’s first driving gloves with genuine Alcantara from Italy.”
“I couldn’t find driving gloves that were decent and fit well, so I design them myself.”
Here’s the design solution:
Christopher Fortich designed his first pair of driving gloves because he couldn’t find a pair on the market that looked decent. Christopher believe’s he has designed a glove that will look good on any occasion.
Whether you are cruising in your sports car, sitting in traffic in your commuter car, or even just riding your bike down the street, these gloves will look great on you!
So, Christopher developed Design Edition 1 with several aspects in mind:
First the backside is made from supple sheepskin leather and each finger has 4 small hole perforations to provide aeration.
The knuckle section is a unique 4-ribbed section that comfortably stretches as you make a fist. Just say no to gloves with knuckle holes!
The open back side has a piped edge that provides comfort while worn as well as giving the glove a traditional look.
The snap button closure enables you to fasten and unfasten the glove’s band quickly.
The gloves are unlined to provide comfort and a better fit.
Finally, the palm side is double reinforced and made from genuine automotive grade Alcantara from Italy. Alcantara is a patented and revolutionary composite material that is currently used in many exotic automotive interiors. It is highly durable and provides a nice texture that is similar to real suede.
However, Alcantara is a very expensive fabric. Ironically, it is more expensive than real suede. I chose the grey and black colors because they would closely match most automotive interiors and provide a sporty yet elegant look.
Christopher is proud to say that his design is the world’s first driving glove made with genuine Italian Alcantara.
Current sizes are based on Men’s glove sizes: M, L, XL, XXL which correspond to standard glove sizes 8.5, 9, 9.5, and 10, respectively. The following sizes have been selected for the first production runs due to the high costs of cutting mould’s necessary for each component of each glove size.
Once the 4tich brand is more established, other sizing options may be offered.
Estimated start for production of Design Edition 1: December 2012
Estimated completion for production of Design Edition 1: February 2013
About the designer:
4tich LLC Christopher Fortich San Francisco, CA
I’m Christopher Fortich and this my first adventure into entrepreneurship. I started the company 4tich LLC because of my passion for automobiles. I attended college and graduate school for degrees in mechanical and automotive engineering, but after several years in the corporate world, I was looking for a change of pace. Call me a round peg trying to fit a square hole…maybe some of you can relate?! So I began to develop my own designs for automotive inspired apparel and accessories. I hope you enjoy the first of several projects to come…Thanks!
SOURCE: Project 4tich Design Edition 1