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Driving Gloves for you and your Porsche by 4tich Design Edition 1 – Kickstarter Project

4tich Design Edition 1 by 4tich LLC — Kickstarter
 Christopher Fortich

“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

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Driving Gloves, Porsche

 

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LATEST VIDEO: PORSCHE DRIVES INTO WET CEMENT

 Porsche Drives Into Construction Site

Down by the Marina Green and the Marina Yacht Harbor in San Francisco, an inattentive Porsche driver has driven his fine German automobile into some roadwork along Marina Boulevard.

According to eyewitness reports on twitter, it took half a dozen city workers to dig out the vehicle, while the guy just sat in his car and assumed everyone else would do the work for him.

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On Thursday, the driver of the  Porsche 911 decided he’d take a shortcut around some construction cones and drove straight into wet concrete near Marina Green on Marina Blvd. in San Francisco.

“It was coned off,” according to Bobswire, a user of the Paceline bike forums. “He was just trying to sneak in from a side street. [The] concrete looked solid.”

Bobswire reports that the hapless driver remained stuck in his car. “He didn’t want to open the door and have concrete get in; the whole undercarriage and brakes will need to [be] cleaned or replaced.”

Whether the uncured pavement was concrete, asphalt concrete, or just plain cement is up for debate.

What’s unquestionable, that this is far the best Lightning McQueen impression you ever seen since Cars ?

The unidentified male driver was navigating San Francisco’s hilly roads  last week when he reportedly swerved to get ahead of stopped traffic.

Instead, his own sports car came to a complete stop when he drove it right into a patch of wet cement.

Unfortunately for the driver, not only was he stuck,  but he was also caught on tape by Jim Gorzelany, an automotive writer for Forbes who just happened to be driving by and posted the incident on the magazine’s website.

Gorzelany reports the man stayed in his six-figure sports car as construction workers scurried to shovel the cement out from underneath the car’s wheels before the cement set even more.

The car was eventually removed, according to Gorzelany, but it was already too late. He says the likely damage will likely require replacing the car’s undercarriage.

SOURCES:

Jim Gorzelany, an automotive writer for Forbes

Bobswire – a user of the Paceline bike forums

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Porsche, PORSCHE IN WET CEMENT

 

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Porsche Design Store Opens in San Francisco

Porsche Design Group Comes to San Francisco

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Fans of fancy sports cars rejoice!!

With existing stores in the United States doing so well in recent years, The Porsche Design Group, based in Bietigheim-Bissingen, has decided to open a store in San Francisco.

Opening its doors at 100 Grant Avenue, it will specialize in luxurious, beautifully made pieces for men and women, designed with a sporty, casual aesthetic. And if you are looking for the ultimate black leather jacket, we’re told this is the place to get it!

“Leather has been in fashion for decades,” says Dr Juergen Gessler, CEO of the Porsche Design Group. “So it fits in perfectly with our timeless and purist design standards.”

Another must-have item are their premium running shoes, Bounce:S2.

These high-tech running shoes were launched for the first time in January 2008, going on to win a number of awards. They won the “Plus X Award”, Europe’s biggest technology, sports and lifestyle competition, and “Time” magazine named them one of the 50 best innovations of the year.

Porsche Design is known for their extensive eye wear collection, which are pretty famous and almost classic

Yoko Ono made these sunglasses famous in 1979, and they have been relaunched in the Porsche Design collection. (what if Steve McQueen hung out with Yoko Ono, or did they?)… point being you could make a “spectacle” out of wearing them.

 

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Porsche Design – San Francisco

Location

San Francisco, CA, 94108

Directions

Hours

Mon – Sun: 9:00 am 7:00 pm

Parking

Parking Lot

Email

info@porschedesignsf.com

Phone

415-786-1110

Website

Porsche Design Group Facebook

Your invited to the Grand Opening on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 –

 

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