A few years ago, Thomas Riemer came into possession of a Viennese glove shop founded in 1845. Dissatisfied with the gloves from suppliers in France and Italy, he followed in the footsteps of his father, who had been a glovemaker and not only made a name for himself in the 1960s with innovative sports gloves for the Olympic teams of Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, but also had supplied the Spanish Riding School in Vienna with unlined deer leather gloves. Retired master craftsmen were laboriously recruited and ancient machines from Hungarian factories were put back into operation - including a rare knot stitch machine that had been developed before 1914 for the particularly stressed seams of German army gloves. Based on his father's incomparably precise patterns, Thomas Riemer is now once again producing fine gloves of international reputation. And in the Spanish Riding School they wear gloves from Riemer again.