Astis Nowak Mitten FW18



Displaying a beautiful beadwork design on the gauntlet these Astis leather mittens are named for Kazimierz Nowak. Nowak was a Polish traveller correspondent reporter and photographer. Born in Stryj Nowak lived in Poznan following WW1. From 1931 to 1936 he traveled alone by bicycle on foot on horse by boat and on camel across Africa covering a distance of 40000 km from Libya to Cape Agulhas South Africa and back to Algeria. He died in Poznan from pneumonia as a consequence of emaciation of the body due to travel malaria and leg surgery.

Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from light tan high-quality suede leather with hand-stitched beadwork on the gauntlet and are lined with Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft insulation. Working directly with a tannery in the USA we developed a suede leather injected with silicone during the tanning process for further waterproofing that is extremely durable yet retains great dexterity. The length and cut of their design allows for a jacket to slide fully inside without bunching while providing a close fit that protects the wrists and hands from snow in the heaviest of powder days.

As each leather mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials each leather mitten will possess slight variation in the look of the leather beadwork and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique mittens more akin to works of art.

Collections: Astis

Category: Astis

Type: Gloves

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