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post #1 of 56
Thread Starter 
I'm surprised we don't have a dedicated Chester Jeffries thread. Maybe there are fewer customers of theirs here than I expected. http://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/ I haven't ordered in nearly three years and need new gloves for this fall and winter. I was thinking of

The Snowden in tan or mahogany suede lambskin with lambswool interior


and one of these with either a wool, cashmere/wool, or chamois lining for fall:

Paris in light brown Cape


Man About Town in light brown Cape


The Kensington in dark tan or mink deerskin



Any recommendations? Who here has used Chester Jeffries?
post #2 of 56
I did, last fall. I ordered the Man About Town in peccary. The process was fairly straightforward, and I was able to make good use of the gloves.
post #3 of 56
Thread Starter 
What lining did you get? I've only ordered fur before (both for myself and for a few gifts).
post #4 of 56
I've gotten a few pairs from them over the years. They do a solid job making slightly rustic, well-fitting gloves. I would err on the tighter size of self-measurements as they will stretch a bit. Also, pay the nominal extra for the hand-stitching.
post #5 of 56
I got a pair from them last year. The Oxford, only in black, with wool lining:



The buttoned design prevents snow from getting into the glove.

This year I'll be ordering an unlined pair in black, a wool lined pair in dark brown, and a pair of these:

post #6 of 56
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
What lining did you get? I've only ordered fur before (both for myself and for a few gifts).

Mine was unlined. I believe that is the only option for peccary, but when ordering peccary, I prefer unlined anyway.
post #7 of 56
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Man About Town
I have these in mocha brown cape with cashmere lining. I like them. They are my first "nice" gloves. There is a stitch or two that came a bit undone but I'm not going to bother sending them back because it doesn't bother me that much.
post #8 of 56
I have a couple of gloves from them. They are nice and a great value. Also, the customer service is quite good. I wanted a pair in burgundy, and I didn't see that color available on the website. I e-mailed them my request and they told me that would not be a problem -- and they were right.
post #9 of 56
Is the 'buffed hogskin' equivalent to peccary?
post #10 of 56
I have a pair from last season- medium brown, rabbit fur lining. They're not world-beaters but are quite nice for the price.

So CHorse- has your opinion changed?
post #11 of 56
I ordered a pair last summer -- the first of what I thought would be many. I did the whole self-measurement thing very carefully. I was looking forward to made-to-measure gloves. Off the rack gloves typically fit only my wrist/palm or my fingers, and rarely both. They took payment and sent me a standard size. I was baffled, thinking I had ordered made-to-measure gloves. They did not fit so well. I wrote and asked what happened; did you take a made-to-measure order and fill it with a stock size? I asked. They said, yes, we just sent you a standard size. Return them if you want made to measure. I was pissed. I had the suspicion that they merely forgot to remove the standard size sticker from the gloves, and I figured they would just send back another pair in a standard size with no sticker on it. Something about their correspondence did not encourage trust on my part. I kept the gloves, determined to cut my losses, and I did not order all the other gloves I was planning to get. They were nice gloves. I soaked them in shoe stretching fluid and better molded them to my hand. I wore them for a month and lost them -- dropped on the ground, I guess -- as I got into a car in a blizzard.
post #12 of 56
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Is the 'buffed hogskin' equivalent to peccary?

It's carpincho. http://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/sc...nformation.asp


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
I have a pair from last season- medium brown, rabbit fur lining. They're not world-beaters but are quite nice for the price.

So CHorse- has your opinion changed?

How do you mean? I still think they aren't the most durable.
post #13 of 56
I got these this spring from Chester Jeffries for driving:



I got my peccary gloves from ebay at a price that was hard to beat w/good quality

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MEN-pecari-P...d=p3286.c0.m14
post #14 of 56
Can someone tell me the purpose of the 3 lines on the top of the glove?
post #15 of 56
Perhaps this is a beginner's question, but I am thinking of getting my first set of leather gloves this fall/winter. Does one match the glove color to the jacket color? Both my peacoat and overcoat are black, so should I look for a black glove to match - I am trying to picture how a brown glove would look with a black coat and the mental image is jarring......
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