Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Fixcraft Slimline polo specific gloves
A few months back Malakai (of Lawrence BP and Fixcraft) was telling me about the gloves they were developing. Apparently they were real close to release and i've been salivating ever since... so imagine my surprise when i saw Northern Standard gloves pop up on my radar first! Both have a similar design, though the NS gloves have a few more accoutrements and higher price, while the Fixcraft gloves are more simplified (and hopefully with a "simplified price").
While some might raise an eyebrow of suspicion over the similarities i think it shows that polo specific products will be, well, specific to polo. They both hit the design nail on the head. Very flexible and a tight fit (unlike hockey gloves), very well padded (unlike bmx gloves), and with better and more durable grips/palms (unlike lacrosse gloves). So of course the end results look similar. I'm all for more polo products, and as we've clearly seen polo-player owned businesses make the best polo-specific products *cough*fuckeighthinch*cough*. Check out the Fixcraft rundown here at their site.
Very excited to try these out. Hopefully there'll be a few pairs floating around at Ladies Army this weekend. By the way, see y'all there!