I had to do a double take when I saw the e-mail containing the Storque blog for Etsy’s Fashion Week post 9/24. Who does these? Are these people who do these blogs so young that they don’t know that Isotoner gloves are still made, and with no tag showing manufacture date for the gloves, there is no way of proving they are “vintage” in any way?
The gloves are listed here but have already sold: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54188086/vintage-caramel-driving-gloves
According to Wikipedia, the company was founded in 1997. Prior to 1997, it was known as the Aris company and would be tagged as such. The style is Isotoner. Sso if they’re tagged with the Isotoner logo, they’ve been manufactured since 1997. Wikipedia link here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totes%C2%BBISOTONER
Prior to 1997, the brand was Aris. The style was Isotoner. They would be tagged as Aris.
Aris has made gloves since 1970; however, the gloves in the Etsy finds email are not vintage. They’re being sold currently on Isotoner’s website, and Wal-Mart has them for sale in the accessories aisle.
Also, they are listed here on Amazon (click on the camel color): http://www.amazon.com/Isotoner-Womens-Shortie-Unlined-Glove/dp/B001H0FCH8/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
These same gloves are still sold by Isotoner: http://www.totes-isotoner.com/product/isotoner/women/gloves/isotoner+spandex+gloves+-+thinsulate+lined.do?sortby=ourPicks
I wish they would run this stuff by someone who’s older than about 16 before deciding something is “vintage.”