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Pictures of nice gloves...?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jerome, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. dv3

    dv3 Well-Known Member

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    For that I prefer something like this: [​IMG] But I recommend going bespoke, as they don't really stretch a lot.
    My first thought was "do armorers (armourers) still exist?" I am sure someone is eccentric enough to have a full set of armor made for themselves. Now that would be cool to have in your office: your own set of armor, and, of course, sword.
     
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    CJ's bespoke service just costs an additional 20 gbp (on top of whichever glove design you choose) which seems quite reasonable. You do have to request it and then I am sure there are other additional steps... I am in communication with them now and we'll see.. .
     
  4. apropos

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    Surprise surprised, order placed on 7 Oct arrived in Singapore on 20 Oct. Apparently my gf's hands fit a stock size 7 (sizing sticker came with the gloves), so I guess it was not made to order. Fits well anyway, so who cares!

    Chester Jeffries Snowdon, handsewn in purple sueded lambskin with lambswool lining:

    Just curious - did you provide a scanned outline drawing of your gf's hand to CJ?
     
  5. pandamonium

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    Is there a purpose to having the strike stitched lines (points) on the back of the glove? Does it make the glove more resistant to stress, or is it merely an aesthetic choice? If so, which do you think looks better, with or without?
     
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    Is there a purpose to having the strike stitched lines (points) on the back of the glove? Does it make the glove more resistant to stress, or is it merely an aesthetic choice? If so, which do you think looks better, with or without?
    It's meant to be the equivalent of darts on a jacket.

    Personally, I like them.
     
  7. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    Here's more in non-trad colors [​IMG] And the prices are good.

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/closetM_...0Q2em14?_pgn=1


    Thanks to this link, I found my way to a phenomenal pair of unlined chamois gloves. Thanks.
    My only regret is that I waited too long to verify my size and by the time I did, there were three or more other pairs in my size that had gone. But the ones I got are fantastic.
     
  8. Robes of Executiveness

    Robes of Executiveness Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to this link, I found my way to a phenomenal pair of unlined chamois gloves.

    Seen their page before months ago, but they can't get the color I wanted so went with CJ
     
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    Upon closer inspection, the stitching between the thumb and palm on those chamois gloves looks a little shoddy, for the ones labeled made by CJ for KOS. But when you go look at closeup photos on CJs site, there is no sloppy stitching on that seam area. Makes one wonder.. for a supposed $250-300 glove.

    The suede gloves don't have this though, they look well constructed.
     
  10. waitwhat

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    I have read in one of the other threads that there is a 20 pound extra cost on having gloves made with a hand trace. Is this charged only for the first glove or is it for every glove made afterwards as well?
     
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    I have read in one of the other threads that there is a 20 pound extra cost on having gloves made with a hand trace. Is this charged only for the first glove or is it for every glove made afterwards as well?
    1st glove only.
     
  12. AndrewRogers

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    It's meant to be the equivalent of darts on a jacket.

    Personally, I like them.


    I believe also that their presence distinguishes men's gloves from women's, but I could be wrong.
     
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    orange cashmere w/silk lining Jay Kos (per ebay)

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    I emailed CJ about making a pair of chamois in the Paris style (with wool/cashmere lining): they quoted me £40.00 (+5 for shipping). I think that's a very fair price, especially for MTM. Does anyone have any experience with their chamois gloves? Is it worth it, or should I be looking elsewhere?
     
  16. Robes of Executiveness

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    I'll be ordering a pair of hand traced chamois from them soon in the same style. But I will go machine sewn over hand sewn since they said the fit will be skin tight and the seams will be cleaner looking as hand sewn leaves the seam stitching on the outside. Mine will be unlined.

    You can probably ask or email the guy at the website I posted with the pic of those yellow chamois as to fit, but I beleive his were hand sewn.
     
  17. GucciKid

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    I'll be ordering a pair of hand traced chamois from them soon in the same style. But I will go machine sewn over hand sewn since they said the fit will be skin tight and the seams will be cleaner looking as hand sewn leaves the seam stitching on the outside. Mine will be unlined.

    You can probably ask or email the guy at the website I posted with the pic of those yellow chamois as to fit, but I beleive his were hand sewn.


    How does one do the hand tracing? On their website I only see that you're to measure the width of your hand around and then input it.
     
  18. Robes of Executiveness

    Robes of Executiveness Well-Known Member

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    How does one do the hand tracing? On their website I only see that you're to measure the width of your hand around and then input it.
    Just trace your hand on a sheet of paper and mail it to them with your billing info and what gloves you want. Hand/machine sewn/lining whatnot
     
  19. winston

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    I ordered a pair of CJ gloves yesterday and they arrived today. I wanted a pair quickly so I took some that they had in stock. They're the Oxford (In the Military section which I hadn't paid much attention to) in mid tan with wool/cashmere lining. They're close enough to my ideal configuration and they charged me £25 plus £5 postage.

    I like them but the damn fingers are way too long. My alterations guy works with leather so I'm hoping he can shorten them. I'll have more patience for the next order and go with MTM, but I'm wondering if I can get away with requesting finger lengths without going for the full draw-around-hand option; although at £20 it's far from expensive.

    A (very bad) photo.

    [​IMG]
     

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