The shearling Lavabre-Cadet gloves are distinguished by the immeasurable softness conferred by the woolly underside, therefore, of this skin from which they are made. For these gloves, we preferred a natural colour, like a landscape of Canadian forests on an Indian summer evening, when caribou and grizzly bears sing Joe Dassin’s song in a heart-stopping choir.
If the present of the house Lavabre Cadet is prestigious, its past is no less so, born in 1946, it is founded by Francis Lavabre in Millau, the living heart of French glove-making. The talent and quality of the work carried out in his workshops soon made Christian Dior, Chanel and Givenchy, followed by most of the major Parisian firms, to crowd into Francis and Lucette Lavabre’s workshops. For more than 70 years, Cadet Lavabre gloves have been designed, created and manufactured in France, a precious and more than rare, almost unique thing; let’s say, the gloves makers making their gloves in France must be counted on the fingers of a muffle, more or less things.
Unchangeable tools, gestures and quality, Lavabre Cadet gloves were and remain, through the benevolent takeover operation carried out in 2013 by Camille Fournet, among the most beautiful in the world.