1950s White Deadstock Gloves by Perlfil – Size 8
A lovely original pair of 1950s deadstock gloves from Perlfil. They would have been part of a fashionable 50s lady’s attire, and would have been worn as part of a formal outfit when out in public. These are similar to the style of glove that would later be immortalised by Audrey Hepburn in the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s – though these are not as long.
This pair are deadstock, in mint condition, and come with the original tag and plastic packet. Also pictured is the original blue striped box and card backing, which are not for sale. The gloves are marked size 8 – which is 8 inches around – you can measure around your palm and back of your hand with a flexible tape measure to get an accurate size. Size 8 is generally a medium-large ladies glove size.
Vintage Gloves – A Brief History
Perhaps surprisingly, gloves as an item of clothing date back many centuries, and has a fascinating history. While initially the use of gloves was reserved for those who were of higher social standing, gloves became more accessible for common people in around the 14th century. The wearing of gloves was then interestingly split between those who used them as a fashion accessory, such as the nobility -and those who needed to use gloves to protect their hands while they worked, like labourers or field hands. Gloves have always been symbolic of status and at various points in history have been used as: diplomatic gifts or transactions of good faith; part of secret correspondence; a recognition of distinction, or a token of affection.
About Our Deadstock Items
Deadstock means that it’s never been worn. You can rest assured that our deadstock items are in perfect, as-new condition, unless stated otherwise.