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Drive like your favourite golden-era racers with Café Leather’s new Targa Gloves

Purveyors of some of the most stylish leather good we’ve come across, Café Leather return with a fresh take on a classic driving accessory, inspired by the Targa Florio. Shop the new collection of gloves, available for pre-order now in the CD Shop.

117 years: that’s how long it’s been since the very first drivers lined up at the start line of the Targa Florio. A race that ran a total of 61 times, it was initially conceived by Vincenzo Florio, a gentleman from Palermo who was quite simply fascinated by the new means of locomotion and speed.

Spearing their way through the undulating, narrow streets of Sicily at speeds few people had ever gone on four wheels prior, the Targa Florio quickly established itself as a race for only the bravest. Even today, well over a century later, many of the most successful racing drivers are still in awe of the daredevils that took part, often with only thin overalls and unpadded helmets as protection. One thing they did always wear, though, were gloves, a key ingredient to a driver’s success in the Targa Florio, where a constant level of grip on the steering was vital. 

Café Leather’s new Targa Driving Gloves take direct inspiration from the competitors of the Targa Florio and have been meticulously handcrafted in their homeland of Spain. These driving gloves are crafted from a single piece of leather, ensuring both comfort and durability. The secure, elasticated wrist zone provides security and enhanced comfort, while the perforated leather allows for better breathability, making these the perfect gloves for those spirited Sunday morning drives.

Available for pre-order now from the CD Shop in a variety of sizes and two fantastic colours, roasted and cream, Café Leather’s Targa gloves are the perfect gift for a classic car lover or weekend road warrior!