See those awesome fringed suede gloves all the athletes are wearing? The leather came from Upstate NY.

The 60-year-old Sunderland Leather Company in Gloversville provided the North American bison leather for the Ralph Lauren glove. The owner of the company, Matthew Smrtic, told NewYorkUpstate.com that it's a strong, rugged leather that's very durable with good insulation.

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This is not the first time the Sunderland Company has worked with Ralph Lauren. They've provided the leather for the Ralph Lauren gloves for many years. This is also not the first time they've worked with the Olympics either. NewYorkUpstate.com reports that they provided leather to Roots Canada, who made the jackets for American and Canadian athletes to wear during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. in 2002.

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You can buy a pair for yourself from the Ralph Lauren website for $995.00. For that price why not get a couple of pairs?

Designed exclusively by Ralph Lauren for our athletes to wear during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, these American-made gloves merge Mr. Lauren's love of rugged Western style with patriotic details. The fringe-trimmed cuffs are finished with hand-beaded motifs depicting the Olympic rings, the Stars and Stripes, and "Polo."

    • Vented cuffs with fringe.
    • American flag, Olympic rings, and "Polo" beading at the back of each glove.
    • 100% leather.
    • Dry clean.
    • Made in USA.
    • Ralph Lauren is an official outfitter of the 2018 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Your purchase helps support Team USA.
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[Information from NewYorkUpstate.com]

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