Displaying a exquisite beadwork design on the gauntlet these leather mittens are named for Theodore Roosevelt Jr, 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt was born a sickly child with debiliating asthmam but he overcame his physical health problems by embracing a strenuous lifestyle. While President he made conservation a top priority established many new national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation's natural resources. Of all of his achievements, it is said that he was proudest of his work in conservation of natural resources, and extending federal protection to land and wildlife. Roosevelt worked closely with Interior Secretary James Rudolph Garfield and Chief of the United States Forest Service Gifford Pinchot to enact a series of of conservation programs, and by the end of his second term in office, Roosevelt used executive orders to establish 150 million acres of reserved forestry land.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from black 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, cowhide pattern, and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique mittens more akin to works of art.