Originally Posted by RJman
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
- 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.
Pickett's gloves look a bit like Chester Jefferies. I reckon CJ are the manufacturer. If so, it would be better to buy from CJ. Pickett have a subtantial mark up on CJ. Hogskin gloves: Pickett Â£215. CJ Â£80. I'm always wary of these things and try to avoid made for
. It's a lot to pay for a little sewn-in label in the glove, to be honest. Could be wrong, but uncanny resemblance. On the CJ gloves front, I bought a pair of cape CJ made gloves recently - wonderfully made. Knocks spots off Dents - better leather, better construction, better lining, better fit. Cost less than D.
Ducker and Son in Oxford have they shoes made for them by Grenson, I believe, but I seen a Villiers looking boot - so CJ perhaps.