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post #76 of 94
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Hi guys,

I am interested in purchasing gloves either from Merola and Madova. I was debating whether to pick up cashmere lined Peccary or unlined Peccary. I live in Vancouver and average temp in the winters here ranges from 37 F to 57F (3.7 C to 13 C). There are some colder days as well. Would getting the Cashmere lined ones render them useless for most days as my hands might feel quite uncomfortably warm in them? What has your experience been wearing Cashmere lined versus unlined gloves in warmer climates? Is the Cashmere lining bearable or am I better off going with unlined ones? Also, gloves for me as well as for most may really just be for aesthetics as opposed to keeping warm...spend most of my time indoors or in a vehicle anways except for the occasional evening walk. The reason I am debating instead of trying them out is because I really don't want to go through the hassle of returning in case I get the wrong type.

Your help in the matter would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

You are never going to need lined gloves in Vancouver. I've worn my unlined gloves comfortably into the 20s and into the 50s. Lined gloves will work at 37C, but you might get a bit warm at 57F.
post #77 of 94
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People have different preferences about this kind of stuff, so nobody is going to tell you for sure how you'll feel with lined gloves at 50F, but for me, cashmere lined gloves at that temp either make my hands really sweaty and/or I'm constantly taking them on and off.
post #78 of 94
glve.jpg

carpincho and peccary
both lined
in chamois
post #79 of 94
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

People have different preferences about this kind of stuff, so nobody is going to tell you for sure how you'll feel with lined gloves at 50F, but for me, cashmere lined gloves at that temp either make my hands really sweaty and/or I'm constantly taking them on and off.

I agree that comfort is quite subjective. Is Peccary leather naturally more insulating than Nappa?
post #80 of 94
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glve.jpg

carpincho and peccary
both lined
in chamois

T4phage - did you get these at Madova?
post #81 of 94
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

T4phage - did you get these at Madova?
bespoke merola
post #82 of 94
Back from the honeymoon, and picked up some gloves in Florence after all. I went over to the Madova store and found it closed for the day. I looked in the window and saw that Madova had some "peccary" gloves for 95 Euros (I'm pretty sure). These gloves, in fact, were carpincho (which I have been able to differentiate from peccary due to this thread). I was a little dismayed that they were incorrectly labeling skins. I mean this is a glove shop; I expected more.

I checked back here on the forums and saw Pusateri had provided a few users with some gloves they were happy with. I went the next day to Pusateri and asked for some unlined peccary gloves to try on and was handed a pair of carpincho. After saying, "this is carpincho; I want to try on peccary," I was shown exactly what I wanted in black, dark brown, mid brown, and tan.

The sales woman explained that both skins are considered "peccary" to them. (I guess this is something to be aware of as I first thought Madova was being misleading.) Become familiar with the difference between both skins on this thread and you'll know what you're being presented with on first sight.

I'm admittedly a glove rookie, but the gloves look and feel great. I think I somewhat understand the desire for having peccary unlined. Also, I touched my forehead with the gloves on and the oil from my skin instantly darkened the gloves. I can't wait to see what they look like after years of wearing and absorbing oils. I'll post a picture in a bit....
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post #84 of 94
^Peccary
post #85 of 94
I've been in Florence the last few days and have visited most of the glove retailers mentioned here. Martelli and Madova both had limited carpincho options in my size, 8.5. Madova didn't have any peccary gloves in my size at all. I ended up purchasing a pair of unlined red carpincho gloves at EFG Guandi on Via della Spada. They were well stocked with both carpincho and peccary options in navy, grey, red, olive green, natural, black, and two shades of brown. I found that their gloves were a better fit for me, as the thumb was slightly longer than those I had tried on elsewhere. The sales assistant was extremely knowledgeable and spoke good English, and was much less pushy than the staff in the more popular shops, even suggesting that I take some time away from the shop to think about which colour and style to go for. The workmanship and leather quality both seem to be excellent. Prices for those interested:

Unlined carpincho: 128 eur
Unlined peccary: 160 eur
Cashmere lined peccary: 175 eur
post #86 of 94

Did any of the stores have croc/alligator gloves?

post #87 of 94
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Originally Posted by Vodking View Post

I've been in Florence the last few days and have visited most of the glove retailers mentioned here. Martelli and Madova both had limited carpincho options in my size, 8.5. Madova didn't have any peccary gloves in my size at all. I ended up purchasing a pair of unlined red carpincho gloves at EFG Guandi on Via della Spada. They were well stocked with both carpincho and peccary options in navy, grey, red, olive green, natural, black, and two shades of brown. I found that their gloves were a better fit for me, as the thumb was slightly longer than those I had tried on elsewhere. The sales assistant was extremely knowledgeable and spoke good English, and was much less pushy than the staff in the more popular shops, even suggesting that I take some time away from the shop to think about which colour and style to go for. The workmanship and leather quality both seem to be excellent. Prices for those interested:

Unlined carpincho: 128 eur
Unlined peccary: 160 eur
Cashmere lined peccary: 175 eur

photos of what you got?
post #88 of 94
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

Did any of the stores have croc/alligator gloves?

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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

photos of what you got?

I didn't see any croc or alligator gloves but I wasn't seeking them out.

Will post photos when I'm back in the UK
post #89 of 94
Thank you for sharing, UBR!
post #90 of 94

Dark red unlined carpincho gloves from EFG Guanti.  They're certainly statement gloves - I'm really pleased with them.

 

 

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