Meet John Golomb
John Golomb is one of the greatest boxing equipment designers of our time and a leading expert in sporting goods restoration. John is the former Product Designer of the world-famous Everlast Sporting Goods Manufacturing Co., founded by his grandfather, Jacob J. Golomb. He received his training in leather crafting and design at the Everlast factory in the Bronx in New York City, learning and honing his craft from the bottom up. John brings to The Glove Doctor over 30 years of manufacturing, engineering, restoration and design experience for baseball, football, and boxing equipment.
The Glove Doctor
Everlast and The First family of Boxing
When Jacob J. Golomb started Everlast his goal was to make boxing safer and give athletes confidence in the ring. More than a hundred years later, his ingenuity and innovations continue to support athletes around the world that still wear equipment inspired by him.
Jack Golomb & Jack Dempsey
There are many stories about Jack Dempsey and his years before he became champion when he was just another hardscrabble kid from the Midwest trying to cut his teeth as a boxer in the Big Apple. Dempsey came to Jack Golomb when he was down and out and broke and he helped him. Jack Golomb helped a lot of fighters—that was his way. Later, as Heavyweight Champion of the World, Dempsey was eternally grateful and endorsed the Everlast product, something he would continue to do throughout his lifetime. During the early years of Everlast, both Dempsey and the great champion, Benny Leonard, along with countless other boxers, assisted in an advisory capacity for Everlast’s boxing equipment. It was this partnership of the boxers who shared their knowledge along with the Golomb know-how and ingenuity, that helped make Everlast, “the greatest of all time.”
Barney Ross, Joe DiMaggio, Dan Golomb, Jack Golomb, and Jack Dempsey (1951)
Boxing was (and still is) a loose alliance of diverse associations, ownerships, managers, promoters, and boxers. Jack was an innovator, promoter, and publisher — he and his brothers saw an opportunity to make the most of this alliance. Jack was among a unique group of entrepreneurs who pioneered the American sporting goods industry in the first half of the 20th century. It was their company, Everlast, which added legitimacy to a notoriously brutal and infamous sport. It was Everlast that made the sport more palatable to the general public, and it was the three generations of the Golomb Family’s equipment that took the hard, brutal edge off—instituting a measure of safety, that in turn elevated the stature and status of the “sweet science.” Most of the innovations in boxing equipment came from Everlast, including safer boxing gloves, mouth guards, headgear, ring padding, and groin protection.
Jacob J. Golomb
Muhammad Ali And Dan Golomb
In 1914, encouraged by his immigrant father, who was a tailor and shop owner on the Lower East Side of New York City, 22-year-old Jacob J. Golomb, known as, Jack, along with his brothers, began a sporting goods company. The name Jack came up with for his high-quality products and service, said it all — EVERLAST. Despite its humble beginnings, the Everlast Sporting Goods Company, a small retail sporting goods store, carried both typical and more unusual sports equipment. This included baseball and football equipment as well as gear for skiing, fencing, gymnastics, and cricket, but it was boxing in which the company would become internationally renowned.
Jack’s older son, Dan Golomb (John’s father), served as CEO of the company for 50 years after the passing of his father. During his tenure, Dan took the great name and made it into a national and international icon.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I send in my glove for a free evaluation and quote?
First, complete the Quote Request form. You will receive an email from me with instructions on how
to send in your glove. After I’ve received your glove, I’ll send an email to let you know it has arrived safely and we’ll discuss the repair work. Note: If you wish, at anytime I will return your item at no charge.
What if I decide I don’t want the JOHN GOLOMB Glove Doctor Service to do the work, or if John decides the glove can not be repaired.
I offer a free evaluation service. After I've discuss your repair or restoration with you, if I can’t do the work or our evaluation is not what you had in mind, I will return your item at no charge.
What if I am having leatherwork done and I need new laces too?
If you’re having leatherwork done on your glove, but new laces are also needed, there is an additional charge of $79.00 to replace all the glove’s laces or $23.00 per lace as needed.
How long is it going to take to finish repairing my glove?
I work on gloves as they come in. Your item deserves special attention and cannot be rushed. Restoration repairs
could take as much as 6-16 weeks depending on the volume of repairs we have at the time. The average turn-around time for re-lacing is 14-21 days. It’s best to fill out the Quote request form, which will help me assess the work before you send your glove. I do not give any gloves priority treatment. Many so-called glove repair services offer a rush service option for an extra price. No one’s glove will be neglected because someone can pay more to push theirs to the top of the list.
Is This John Golomb Guy THe real deal?
Better believe it!