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Gloves Fit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ffatt, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. ffatt

    ffatt Well-Known Member

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    Hello Gents,

    This might be a strange question to ask, but how do you determine how a pair of gloves should fit? I am trying to decide between Size 8 or 9. I have ordered both of them and planning on keeping one. With the size 8 my fingers just touch the tips of the glove fingers, the palm fits comfortably snug as well. Its just that when I close my fist it takes a bit of pressure to do it (not a problem holding a cup though) as opposed to size 9, but the size 9 is roomy in the palm and I have at least 0.25 to 0.5 inch room at the fingertips. You would think with expressions like " fits like a glove" it would be easy to tell, but I really can't. I like the slim fit of the 8 and am thinking the leather will soften up over time and fit my hand even better.
     
  2. ffatt

    ffatt Well-Known Member

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    Anyone? Also considering 8.5 if you guys think 8 isn't normal
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  3. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    If you buy gloves with high quality leather they stretch, so it isn't the biggest deal if they start off a bit snug.

    Here's how to measure, go with it. Unless you know a certain brand fits differently.

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  4. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Well-Known Member

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    i go off overall feel and the length of the finger. and ,if in-between sizes , go for the undersized to accomodate stretching
     
  5. Stirling

    Stirling Well-Known Member

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    Yep
     
  6. Schadenfreude

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    If you live somewhere cold, a bit of room in the gloves is quite a good thing as it is the air in the gloves, not the gloves themself, that makes you stay warm. (And I thought nothing I learned in the army was usefull in the real world)
     
  7. ffatt

    ffatt Well-Known Member

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    I eventually settled for an 8...but, am now considering getting a pair of Pecarry Leather for my next glove from the same company. I will now have access to half sizes. I am posting pictures of Size 8 and 9 and based on that should I continue with 8 or size up to 8.5. Does Pecarry stretch and is roughly the same thickness as lambskin (seen in pictures - click to enlarge)? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Using the following measuring technique I get 8 1/4
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  8. ffatt

    ffatt Well-Known Member

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    Updated with the fist pics if it helps and if anybody has any further opinions. Promise to shut up and order soon.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  9. Jellybean

    Jellybean Active Member

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    A few years ago a sales assistant in Budd's told me to put gloves on, spread my fingers and I should be able to drum upon the leather stretched across the palm.

    He told me that this was the sign of a well-fitting glove!
     

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