A lot goes in to creating something worth while, and as with everything we do at The Lowly Gentlemen, we’ve gone to the corners of the world to bring a dream to fruition. We’re pleased to announce The Lowly Gentlemen Driving Gloves.
Glove making is a dying trade, with few remaining who are capable of doing it, and even fewer who are capable of doing it well. It was important to us that we found quality materials and patterns to craft the best possible driving gloves. The search led us through the streets of LA and amongst the warehouses of the district as we sifted through the complex network of pattern makers. We knew our search had come to an end when we met with a third-generation Hungarian glove-maker, one of the few remaining in the United States, and perhaps one of the last. For her, glove making has been a life-long passion, passed down from her parents and their parents too. Skillfully hand crafted from Ethiopian lamb leather and tailored to fit flawlessly, her gloves become an extension of the hand. Once we put on a pair of her gloves, we knew there was simply no other option, that no other glove could come close. It was the ultimate opportunity to create something that had been in the works for quite some time, and it was a chance to do it perfectly.
The driving glove exemplifies the essence of The Lowly Gentlemen. The perfect accessory to true driving enthusiasm, it is rooted in the history of racing, embracing the heyday of the open wheels and carburetors. The tradition of the driving glove is one that may have subsided in recent times but it is one that will never die, and it is the mentality behind the driving glove that represents who we are and what we strive for. The driving glove connects a man and his car in ways little else can. It’s as though the tires grip a little bit harder, the engine revs a slight bit higher, and the only 3 elements that comprise the world are air, fuel, and spark. Driving gloves are more than an article of clothing; they are an essential part of the motoring experience.
Head on over to our store and check them out here.
In today’s world of digital photography, it seems that owning an SLR has become as regular as owning a point-in-shoot. Things have progressed at a rapid pace but what lacks is any sort of individuality to set you apart from the next guy with an SLR. It was with this in mind that we set off to design the CountrySide Camera Strap. Something that functioned when needed, but had aesthetic appeal when gracing the shoulder of a photographer. We sought long and hard for the best materials which lead us to high count jersey-cotton, Italian Lambs-hide, thick canvas and nickel-plated hardware. Skillfully hand-stitched in the USA, the CountrySide Camera Strap is a culmination of quality materials and hard work that offers a stylish and comfortable solution for all the photographers out there. We could go on about our thoughts, but we would rather allow a consumer perspective to fill-in the rest:
“The fine folks over at Lowly Gentleman have provided photographers of all kinds with a one-of-a-kind camera strap called “The Countryside Strap.” It’s an elegant, yet simple design consisting of a dual-layer cotton and canvas strap with Italian Lamb’s hide ends; it is an absolute delight to handle. Theleather ends bleed quality and the cotton backing on the canvas will battle against fatigue and frictionon your neck.
Upon arrival of UPS, I was quite pleased with the packaging. The simple, black box withstickers on either end branding the LG logo barricaded me from my prize. After removal of thesestickers, tissue paper encased my strap, protecting it from the harsh ride it endured on its way to me.Inside was my camera strap packaged neatly with a vintage style open-ended box wrapping, and aninstruction guide printed on parchment. The fact that they included instructions indicated the desire tobe complete and fulfill all basic needs. The camera strap sports two sturdy metal clips on either ends,mounted on a swivel, so tangling and creasing is not a fear, as was the fate of my Canon strap. A tough,rubber adapter was provided for each end. The rubber adapter slid into the appropriate slots on thecamera with a bit of convincing, but seemed secure. The strap was able to be clipped on afterwardswith ease, making removal of the strap quite a breeze.
“The Countryside Strap,” is far from a misnomeras the strap screams “vintage styled.” The tailoring seems to contradict the futuristic designs of thenewer DSLRs, yet adds atmosphere and elegance to the ultramodern technology. All in all, I’m beyondsatisfied with this product, and urge you to do yourself a favor, and purchase your own. Your neck andcamera will be thanking you for years to come.”
- Saarang Desai from D.TEK Photography
For more purchasing info please visit our store @ The Lowly Gentlemen CountrySide Camera Strap.
The patch has always played a strong role in auto enthusiasts’ lives. Whether it adorned the back of a hot rodders club jacket, the chest pocket of a mechanic’s work suit, or declared a sponsorship on a race suit, the patch has been a way to display one’s allegiance, partnership, or membership. It’s a strong statement to the strength of relationships that car enthusiasts hold.
The Lowly Gentlemen have put together a pack of quality embroidered patches in a hand stamped cotton drawstring bag for the auto enthusiast who is looking to dress up their dirty old work shirt or proudly wear the Lowly Gentlemen name on their canvas bag. For the ultimate durability the patches can be sewn onto your favorite garment, but they are supplied with an adhesive backing as well for those who are interested in the quicker iron-on solution.
The Lowly Gentlemen Patch Pack allows you to adorn any of your favorite items with quality embroidered insignia with a durability that will last through the hard nights in the workshop under your car. Sew one onto the old jacket you wear out on those fall drives or on the ball cap that covers your head while you’re out in the roadster. That Lowly Gentlemen patch pack is available in our online store, so be sure to grab a set today.
2 years ago, the community and the passion for automobiles brought 3 men together from across the country. With talents and visions that complimented each other perfectly, they grew as close friends and as a team. It became clear that they all had something to say, and a passion that needed to be expressed.
From this passion, friendship, and a deep reverence for aesthetics, The Lowly Gentlemen was formed. More than just a brand, The Lowly Gentlemen is an act of self expression for Andrew and Mike. Rooted in the celebration of creation and the pursuit of beauty, The Lowly Gentlemen is a brand concentrated on building their products from the ground up and ensuring that from every detail emanates the level of quality that means so much to them.
The automotive world is where their hearts lie. It’s the beauty found in engine functions and wheel fitment; the friendships found in parking lots and garages, which sparked the idea that have grown into something bigger. Now it’s time for them to give back to the world that has offered them so much inspiration. To express themselves and set off down the road less traveled in the pursuit of beauty and perfection as they strive to progress beyond the status quo. This is just the beginning, plenty more lies ahead.