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    May 10, 2011, 11:28 AM - Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #1

    Hey gang. Laying the foundation for a 1:1 Rocky thanks to Howard. I am trying to pinpoint Rocky's gloves in the final scene of Rocky I. I could have sworn his gloves were red with a white Everlast label, but a pic seemed to indicate another brand. Anyone know?

    Also, for now I am going to stick to the $90 eBay Rocky I robe,
    but advice on his white shorts with red stripe and boots would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    May 10, 2011, 11:39 AM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #2

    Now that I think about it, I should have put this in the costume section. My first thought was that gloves were props.

    UPDATE: Some independent research turned up that Rocky used Casanova gloves in the first film, which were and are, incidentally, illegal to use in the United States due to their lack of padding. Stallone is credited to have said the filmakers preferred their sleaker look despite the actual harm he and Carl Weathers endured.

    See a pair here:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rvFBG1ijPw...novagloves.jpg
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    May 10, 2011, 1:13 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #3

    hey

    i just thought i would confirm for you what you already know, we like to get things right around here

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    May 10, 2011, 1:15 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #4

    Thanks ST, appreciate the pic.
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    May 10, 2011, 2:15 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #5

    Does anyone own these?

    Rocky Go The Distance Boxing Gloves Replica - Diamond Select - Rocky - Prop Replicas at Entertainment Earth Item Archive

    Apparantly Diamond Select put out what they called an "exact" replica of Rocky gloves? I cannot imagine the cassanova tag is on them.
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    May 10, 2011, 2:20 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #6

    i found this on E bay for you, it says they are replicas of the real gloves

    ROCKY MOVIE Licensed BOXING GLOVES REPLICA *LIMITED* | eBay UK
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    May 10, 2011, 2:43 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #7

    They don't look like the Casanova, Reyes or Tuf Wear gloves that I'd associate with Rocky I,II or III. Weird.
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    May 10, 2011, 2:47 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #8

    Vos said: View Post
    They don't look like the Casanova, Reyes or Tuf Wear gloves that I'd associate with Rocky I,II or III. Weird.
    agreed .......... thats why im thinking they maybe replica gloves from the opening fight scene
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    May 10, 2011, 2:54 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #9

    Yeah. I'm surprised I haven't hear anything about these here. And that's a pretty big statement for DS to call them exact replicas. I do think they will suit my purposes so I bought a pair on Amazon since I'm in the US. Thanks SP for the link anyway.
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    May 10, 2011, 2:55 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #10

    Still looking for his white and red striped everlast shorts. I really didn't think it would be so hard to track down this stuff.
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    May 10, 2011, 3:12 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #11

    yep ive drawn a blank too, even the Everlast web site doesnt sell these.

    the closest i can find is Red with white stripe on another web site
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    May 10, 2011, 3:17 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #12

    ok i think ive cracked it

    if you contact these guys they will custom make what you need, quite cheap too

    Boxer Costume Information
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    May 10, 2011, 3:39 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #13

    I cant thank you enough ST. You went above and beyond!
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    May 10, 2011, 4:46 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #14

    Just FYI, I went with Title Boxing and had them custom make white shorts with a red waist and trim. I decided to go with no patch since I could always Frankenstein and sew on an Everlast label if it bothers me.
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    May 10, 2011, 5:57 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #15

    great stuff, i didnt realise Title did custom work, that will teach me to read the web site more closely

    looking forward to seeing your progress on this
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    May 10, 2011, 6:16 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #16

    Thanks again for your help and kindness ST. I will def. post pics when it starts coming together!
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    May 10, 2011, 6:35 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #17

    Wow. I was this close to spending $300 on real Casanova gloves.

    Looks like Diamond Select's "Go the Distance Gloves" DO have a replica Casanova patch!

    http://www.wigix.com//images/skuimag...7895_20476.JPG
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    May 10, 2011, 7:31 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #18

    Can't wait to hear how you like them. After reading this thread I'm all about getting them myself.
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    May 10, 2011, 9:00 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #19

    thegreatgalling said: View Post
    Wow. I was this close to spending $300 on real Casanova gloves.

    Looks like Diamond Select's "Go the Distance Gloves" DO have a replica Casanova patch!

    http://www.wigix.com//images/skuimag...7895_20476.JPG
    ouve got me hooked on this now have you a link to where you can buy the gloves they look great and would go well with my collection ive got a signed Tommy the Hitman hearns glove that ive yet to get framed and display

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    May 11, 2011, 4:03 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #20

    There are always 2-3 pairs on Ebay. Shipping to the UK is high though, as the display box is huge.
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    May 11, 2011, 4:57 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #21

    I was lucky enough to have Sly sign my Everlast gloves. I wish I had known about the Casanova gloves but oh well...

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    May 11, 2011, 5:59 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #22

    I have a signed PSA DNA Sly glove and its one of my favs. I wish I knew about Casanova gloves earlier too, at least your Everlast patch is white and not yellow.
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    May 12, 2011, 12:07 AM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #23

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    May 12, 2011, 1:00 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #24

    Thanks for those! Is that museum in LA?

    As an aside, I've learned that Casanova still very much produces these all red gloves with white stitches AND the Casanova patch has remained the same since the 1970s. Thus, these exact gloves are being manufactured and sold in Mexico. While $300 was the first price I found them for, I have since found a distributor who sells them for about $100. So here is my question. Why would diamond select replicate gloves currently manufactured for $100? I HAVE to believe Casanova simply sold them the 1,976 pieces they needed and just made the shadow box- thus the original $150 DS price tag. Can anyone chime in? Are these real gloves?
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    May 12, 2011, 2:55 PM - Re: Rocky I accurate gloves and shorts? #25

    http://www.wigix.com//images/skuimag...7895_20476.JPG

    Wow. That photo of the 'Go The Distance Gloves' looks much better than their crappy burgundy, unbranded promo shot.

    May I ask where you can get Casanova's for $100?

    Neil

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