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Roeckl: Six Generations of Designing and Making the Finest Gloves

The Chester Glove combines style, fit and performance

Jakob Roeckl was a master leather tailor. Leather tailors of the time manufactured all sorts of small leather goods, but gloves in particular. After successfully passing his examination in Munich “with much praise and approval” to become a master craftsman, Jakob traveled to Vienna on foot, where he was able to broaden his knowledge and perfect his skills as a tailor and dressmaker at the imperial court. In 1839, Jakob dared to take the leap to found Roeckl and become independent with his small leather tailor business. Five years later, Jakob came up with an extraordinary innovation, a tanning procedure,
which enabled him to make leather softer than ever before possible. As a result, King Ludwig I, who had initially denied his consent, personally granted him permission to open a glove factory in Munich. The Roeckl company was later appointed to become a royal purveyor to the Bavarian court. Even Empress Sisi and the fairytale King Ludwig II only treated their royal hands to the gloves manufactured by the Roeckl company.

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Over the course of 172 years, Roeckl stood the test of time even in the most difficult periods in history and always remained true to itself. By tradition, the family company time and again successfully rises to the challenge to maintain the highest standards of high quality craftsmanship and contemporary design. Though operating on a global scale today, Roeckl has remained a down to earth, family run, medium-sized enterprise. Roeckl, which is now in its sixth generation, stands for quality, perfection and innovation around the world. That is why the guiding principle “Innovative by tradition, Preserving proven techniques, Making good even better!” still applies today. Due to this guiding principle, the wealth of experience and by focusing solely on gloves, Roeckl Sports now disposes of a large number of patents, exclusive materials and processing techniques, thanks to which they have evolved into the quality and market leader on the sports glove market.

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