Recently, I discussed a plan to set up a Glove Kiosk outside of the frigid MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sport Complex in East Rutherford, NJ during the Super Bowl in February.
Today, I learned some bad news via the NESN (New England Sports Network Article link) that the NFL is providing gloves, hand warmers, and ear muffs to every seat holder not in a luxury box seat. After all, the Accuweather channel is predicting a 31% chance of snowfall with an expected high of 36 degrees on February 3 in the metro NY/NJ area.
The good news is that we’ll still be selling winter gloves to our customers in the North and my wife and I will make our semi-annual trek to our Glove Shop in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Not a bad plan after all and not a bad place to watch the Super Bowl every year.
Many customers ask what Nappa Leather is so it’s time to strip away the myths about Nappa leathers.
Nappa leather is full-grain leather, typically dyed, and made from unsplit kidskin, lambskin or sheep skin. It is tanned with salts of chromium or aluminum sulfate, and noted for its softness, stretchiness, flexibility, and durability. It is often used in high-quality leather products such as high-end furniture, wallets, handbags, and most often high quality dress and fashion gloves.
Nappa leather should not be confused with cowhide which is thicker, less flexible, and used in heavy-duty work gloves.
Even though Italian leather craftsmen have mastered making and working with Nappa leather, the tanning process which produces Napa leather was invented in 1875 at the Sawyer Tanning Company in Napa, California.
Examples of popular Men’s and Women’s Nappa leather gloves can be found at the following links:
Early today, Gloves-Online.com reached the astonishing milestone of One Million page views since January 1– and before our busy season.
Page views are the conservative metric when evaluating web site analytics. For example, if we counted actual hits, the number would be 7 to 10 times higher due to images, etc. You can see this in the chart.
Although we are very proud of this success, I wish to thank all the glove families that made this happen. My thanks (ranked according to their contributions) go to Mr. & Mrs. White Gloves, Leather Gloves, Winter Gloves, Fashion Gloves, Church Gloves, Bamboo Gloves, Sport Gloves, Cotillion Gloves, Usher Gloves, Coated Gloves, Cut Resistant Gloves, Grip Gloves, Fancy Gloves, Parade Gloves, Heat Resistant Gloves, Mechanics Gloves, and Electrician Gloves.
To demonstrate the significance of this number, we have not factored (added) in the customers that migrate to our industrial web site from GO to purchase their industrial and safety gloves. The GO Industrial web site is a completely different web site and we obviously don’t share those metrics since many people follow this Blog – a.k.a industrial espionage – but you can perceive those hits.
For the skeptics out there, I’ve added a web shot image of our actual metric scale which can be enlarged.
I doubt there is another glove company in the world that has reached this milestone in less than 9 months. After all, we were the very first global glove company on the Internet since 1996.
I can’t wait to see how successful the internet shop of our fine fashion glove boutique in St. Thomas, USVI, Olga Gloves, becomes.
I’ve been discussing gloves here for over 4 years now since 2008. That’s a lot of glove speak about gloves. The subscriber base has increased dramatically and the antiquated Google FeedBurner which delivers my posts to you just doesn’t cut it these days. Too many delays, too many problems, and no support forced me to jump to a more robust platform to deliver my glove news and posts to you.
The new feed for my posts is called FeedBlitz. It offers similar functions as before but with more management tools and more reliability.
Actually, this post is actually and “hopefully” being delivered by the FeedBlitz program. I don’t want all of you to confirm that you received this post or I will be reading e-mails for days. However, I would appreciate hearing from a few of you (friends and the other glove gurus) to confirm that your subscription was transferred properly as a quality control issue.
Once I confirm that everything is working properly again, I’ll be announcing a new glove line being featured this fall at our Olga Gloves shop in St. Thomas, USVI.
Many of you have asked me about the location of the new Olga Gloves Boutique in St. Thomas – so I decided that the easiest way to explain it would be to provide the details and links in this post.
Rather than talk about the Palm Passage here, I’ve provided some useful links which you can follow. You can also find some useful general information about St. Thomas at the Palm Passage link.
Since our new Glove Boutique (Olga Gloves
) is located at the famous international Caribbean island destination of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, we thought we better provide our foreign customers a warm welcome in their language.
On our new entry sign, we narrowed the word “Gloves” down to 13 language translations – we didn’t have room for more – and headlined it with our now famous slogan – “We Glove You!” in English.
If anyone can guess the languages we selected, we might have an award for you.
You can click on the image to enlarge it if needed.
We finally opened our new Glove Boutique on St. Thomas days before Christmas and it’s been High 5’s everyday since.
If you happen to be on the island during a cruise or on vacation, make sure to look us up. We’re located in the world famous Palm Passage which runs between the waterfront and Main Street.
Stay tuned for information about our Grand Opening in February.
Finally, after years of planning, we are opening our first retail luxury glove boutique on St. Thomas – US Virgin Islands. The new duty-free shop will feature our exclusive fine fashion Italian leather gloves
under the brand called, Olga Gloves
The shop will also offer other fine fashion gloves.
Olga Gloves is a new venture but not a new experience. We are simply using our half-century of retail glove knowledge to assist shoppers and tourists who visit St. Thomas.
For you industrial glovers reading this, now is the chance to take a vacation and splurge for some nice winter gloves for your family and friends.
Stay tuned for up-dates on the shop.