The Sakura Glove
78 appreciate the Japanese philosophy of Sakura /səˈkʊərə/, to embrace those brief but unforgettable moments on the open road. 78 believe you should always look at your best while riding though life. After the lighting fast sale of the 1st collection Sakura we are delighted to announce the 2nd collection of the Sakura glove making it better than ever.
Motorcycle gloves lack the quality and beauty of haute couture. To make a glove fit well; you must sacrifice protection yet to create protection you must sacrifice design. Design and functionality tend to sit on opposite axis. At 78 we wanted to pull these elements together to create another beautiful glove but take design a step further.
The Sakura story begins with the finest, thickest (1.2mm) natural full aniline Scandinavian calf hides, chosen for their natural and unique top grain. Each receiving a 2-stage drum dye process for deep, striking colour whilst maintaining softness. Each pair passes through a 6-hour production process from die press, machine stitch to hand finish by skilled craftsmen. The Sakura’s ribbed upper creates a tough, resistance free surface while the NEW double layer palm features intricately padded lines reminiscent of the human hand. Carefully placed perforations help with airflow on the move.
The palm is now double layered and delicately padded providing comfort and feel without ‘bunching’ up whilst gripping the handlebars. The all metal polished YKK zipper and handle ensures smooth operation whatever the weather. The Sakura is lined in polyester twill for a luxury feel. Sakura also adopts 78’s 3 in 1 ‘buddy tabs’ that allow the gloves to be kept together when not in use using our silicone close knit velcro that provide additional abrasion protection on the wrist.