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.
The many colors of the Chester Glove