You can’t half ass leading the most powerful nation on earth. This is our ode to Old Glory’s greatest Presidents, and their unfailing commitment to living (and wearing) Give’r!
Prior to George Washington’s presidency in 1789, Give’r only made gloves sizing XS through XXL. The President had to have custom pairs made for several years, until Give’r finally created the XXXL for individuals who, like George, are “larger than life.”
Thomas Jefferson is best known as being the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. Moreover, it is a little known fact that Jefferson was an enormous fan of vanilla ice cream and has a recipe in the Library of Congress. It is rumored that on the recipe he recommends “the use of fine leather gloves, like those made by Give’r” to ensure safety while making ice cream in the winter months.
Honest Abe was no push over. Legend has it that although there was a standing order against firing weapons in the District of Columbia, Lincoln test-fired muskets and repeating rifles on the grassy expanses around the White House, now known as the Ellipse and the National Mall. His glove of choice on brisk evenings shooting clay pigeons: Classic Give’r Gloves.
If Teddy Roosevelt had a personal motto, it would have been “Just Give’r.” The 26th President lived a full life of adventure – just a year after graduating from Harvard, Roosevelt climbed the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. Standing on the 15,000 foot peak, he carved his initials into his 4-Season Give’r Gloves, thus starting the tradition of initial branding offered on all Give’r gloves.
When Franklin Roosevelt was elected to his fourth term in 1944, yes fourth term, he famously stated, “I’m honored to serve the people of this rad country. I’m stoked to give’r for a fourth time.” FDR had reason to be jazzed – after his presidency the 22nd Amendment was passed, limiting all future presidents to a meager two terms.
The 35th President made leaps and bounds for the U.S. and mankind, pushing for the first man on the moon to be before 1970. This incredible feat was accomplished on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon for the first time in history. In a private note to a close friend, JFK wrote, “Besides the creation of water-proof leather gloves, putting those men on the moon has to be one of the most significant moments of our time.” In the same note he wrote, “I hope Neil [an Ohio native] enjoys his Lightweight pair this summer.”