Coach Designs Wallets Made Of Vintage Baseball Gloves
The high-end handbag brand returns to its original inspiration for a limited-edition men's collection.
Coach has come full-circle with the introduction of its ‘Heritage Baseball‘ collection, creating a limited-edition collection of men's wallets from vintage baseball gloves. While the brand is now famous for its high-end women's handbags, the collection hearkens back to Coach's original inspiration.
Coach was originally founded in 1941 as Gail Manufacturing Company. Gail Manufacturing was a family-run business that made small leather goods, mostly wallets and billfolds. It wasn't until Miles Cahn came along in the early 1950s that Coach started making women's handbags. Cahn was the owner of a leather handbag manufacturing business– and a big baseball fan. He drew inspiration for his handbags from the leather used in baseball gloves, noticing that with wear, the leather in a baseball glove grew increasingly soft and supple: