This week I lost my first ever expensive purchase, a pair of kidskin cashmere-lined Hermes gloves. Â I'm furious with myself and have checked with my hotel, my office, the taxi commission and everything else I can think of. I also checked with Hermes, and replacing them would likely cost me well over $500. Â As I do not wish to go to hell when I die, nor to be bankrupt before I so do, I am pondering alternatives. Â I have been spoiled -- I want to find gloves that are - handstitched - cashmere-lined - kidskin hopefully (not peccary) - numerically sized (not S/M/L) Any suggestions? Â I've looked at Pickett Fine Leather, but can anyone suggest any other good glovemakers? Â I know New and Lingwood sells gloves but I really don't like the way they mark up things that are bought in. Â Budd sells gloves, does anyone know how they are? Â And do Swaine Adeney Brigg, Cleverley or Edward Green sell good gloves (in the case of Green and Cleverley, do they make/sell gloves at all?)? Oh, and if anyone found size 8 black Hermes gloves in a taxi or at Cipriani on 55 Wall St, do give me a call. Â In fact, if any of you KNOW the number for Cipriani on 55 Wall Street, PLEASE let me know. Â Directory assistance, the web, and Cipriani itself couldn't give it to me -- very, very odd.
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