Connolly And Goodwood Combine Their Racing Pedigrees To Make Driving Gloves Cool Again
It famously took Henry Ford 12 years to allow his Model T motorcar to be painted in colours other than black and the British government’s current plans for all vehicles to produce zero emissions by 2040 seems noncommittal at best, reckless at worst.
Fortunately, one of the industry’s favourite satellites, British brand Connolly – which started life upholstering the world’s most extraordinary motorcars and now produces some of the finest menswear in Mayfair – has more than enough innovative spirit to go around.
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Case in point, the new collaborative partnership between Connolly and Goodwood. A limited-edition collection inspired by the automotive histories of both institutions, key pieces include an ultra-chic pair of midnight-blue overalls, a smart leather flying jacket and a pair of pop-colour driving gloves, which manage to overcome any midlife crisis overtones. “[This collection] represents the racing style and love of adventure that Goodwood and Connolly have long been renowned for,” says Connolly’s owner, Isabel Ettedgui. “It is a celebration of the motorsport pedigree pioneered at Goodwood by Lord “Freddie” March, the ninth Duke Of Richmond. Combining natural-fibre performance with classic sportswear aesthetics, it’s a collection of elegant pieces built for racing, grand touring and travel.”