106 Years in the Making

Quality craftsmanship for over 100 years. Gloves built to fit your lifestyle at work, at home and at play.

From humble beginnings – In April, 1918, John Watson and Wayne Stanley started a business selling hand crafted gloves to Vancouver’s dock workers. Over 100 years later, Watson Gloves has grown from a two-person storefront in Vancouver to become one of Canada’s largest distributors of quality gloves. Now selling products internationally with over 2,000 styles to choose from, the iconic Watson Gloves tag is recognizable on gloves serving customers’ needs from construction, to motorcycling, to gardening, and more. Ten decades of business has established Watson Gloves as your true North American glove experts.

Watson Gloves Vintage Leather Power Lightning Glove

If the glove aint broke… you get the idea. In our Canadian factory, many styles we still make today use the timeless patterns we initially crafted back in 1918.

A seamstress making quality Canadian gloves

Dinty Moore and Stanley packing leather gloves getting them ready to ship to customers

A photo of our local Vancouver, BC factory circa 1940’s

Watson Gloves Family Marty Michele WIDE

“With three generations of Moore leadership at Watson Gloves over the past 100 years, we are a great example of a family-owned business that has had considerable success making quality products that our customers can depend on,” says Martin Moore, current Chairman & CEO of Watson Gloves. “Despite our growth over the years, we’ve never lost sight of our humble beginnings, and will continue to honour our founders’ belief that quality materials and above-and-beyond customer service go hand-in-glove.”

Watson Gloves Vintage Heritage Catalog Since 1918

Thank you to all of our loyal customers for making Watson Gloves the North American icon it has become.


Watson Gloves x Herschel Supply Box Warehouse

Herschel Collaboration June 2022

We worked with Herschel to create an icon glove made in Canada

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Spittin’ Chiclets Collaboration October 2022

Paul Bissonnette took over our factory for a day as CEO to make a limited edition collection!


Hockey Canada Collaboration November 2022

Cheer on a Team Canadian with our Dukes! Even the entire World Juniors Team wear em’!


Watson Gloves History Timeline 100 Year Infographic