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  1. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Excellent finds! I like that they are all wholecut, which seems to be becoming less and less common.
  2. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Indeed, one can't fault a company for their ready-to-wear glove fit, as long as the hand circumference measurement is as advertised. Longer fingers, shorter fingers, wider palms, lower placed thumb, etc--just need to find the make that fits one's hand best, sometimes a bit of trial and error...
  3. rharlow

    LOBB PHILIP II LOAFERS, PEWTER MUSEUM CALF, PRESTIGE LINE, UK 11, EXCELLENT SHAPE

    rharlow updated LOBB PHILIP II LOAFERS, PEWTER MUSEUM CALF, PRESTIGE LINE, UK 11, EXCELLENT SHAPE with a new update entry: Sold Read the rest of this update entry...
  4. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Yes, that appears to be a solid stick, where they've shaved down the outer bark layers of the wood for the shaft. A great maker like Maglia can taper a fit-up shaft/handle construction to look nearly as clean as this (as they do for their whangees), but the grain of the shaft looks to me like...
  5. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Those look great. I like a wrist strap because It keeps it trim around the wrist and easier to keep tucked into my shirt of coat sleeve. My wrists are relatively slim, so gloves without strap tend to flap around my wrists and pop out of my sleeve, letting the cold air in. I recommend a strap...
  6. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    logboy is correct in that the shaft/handle was slightly askew in the Dagg umbrella a received. However, it's only noticeable on close inspection and feels quite solidly attached. It has survived the Fall season wonderfully, and the cotton-poly blend canopy and ten rib construction are quite nice...
  7. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Gorgeous umbrella. That little hole is completely natural, shows the beautiful character of the wood. I wouldn't worry about it leading to any problems. Plenty of ways to plug it if you're worried--I concur with ojaw's suggestions.
  8. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Sorry, that message was for everyone engaged in the recent discussion, not just Logboy (he and I have discussed Heurtault and other makers at length in the past)
  9. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Yes, Heurtault is expensive, but worth the money. Many of his umbrellas are vintage--painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using vintage parts when possible. The frames on these ones are magnificent--nobody in the world makes umbrella frames like this anymore. Heurtault's attention to...
  10. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Looks like you're in the market for a fine umbrella indeed. Just to point out one contradiction in your list, however: an umbrella cannot be both full stick and have a leather handle. A leather handle, by definition, will be a fit-up umbrella--separate handle and stick. If you want a leather...
  11. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Quirks increase range of motion in any gloves and can be made in any material. I have quirks in my gloves in peccary, kidskin, goatskin, and sheepskin/shearling. I've decided that quirks are a must have feature in all of my future gloves, there's no comparison.
  12. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Peccary hides can vary a lot from batch to batch, or even color to color. I've had two good experiences with Hungant so far. I wouldn't compare them too negatively to the "super high end" makers. From what I've seen they are as good as Hestra and Merola. The stitching density in Hungant's...
  13. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    All of the peccary gloves I've owned have these same sorts of holes, though not as many as the one in your picture. My gloves have all been of a much lighter color, so perhaps they are more visible on darker gloves. Yes, there may be more holes than some other peccary gloves, but I believe this...
  14. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Thank you for the detailed information straight from Mario Talarico, though I am sorry to hear of the loss of his brother, and Mario Talarico Junior's father. His description sounds apt from what I've seen. The only exception of the brass plate being for full-stick constructions would be his...
  15. rharlow

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Talarico's exceptional umbrellas are well known on this thread, as you will read in earlier posts from myself and others. However, it is a pleasure to learn about your store. As of late there seem to be few online retailers of Talarico umbrellas. There were quite a few available on Hanger...
  16. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Take a look at Hungant gloves. They're a family-owned and operated glove company in Romania. You can purchase customized gloves (you can choose the color, stitching, lining, closure style, etc) on Etsy under the name "leathergloves4u". Hungant is mentioned many times on this thread in reference...
  17. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Those sound awesome, I've never seen mink lining. What is the outer glove made out of?
  18. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    The sizing on the Camille Fournet site must be a typo. I'm 22 cm around and I fit Lavabre Cadet 8.5 perfectly. 8 would probably be too small for 21.5. Incidentally, Camille Fournet owns Lavabre Cadet and is the primary retailer for their gloves. For example, to order LC bespoke, you go through...
  19. rharlow

    Pictures of nice gloves...?

    Ditto on sizing up to 8.5 in your case. I highly recommend Lavabre Cadet shearling for very cold weather. Being one-piece, and with their particularly fine hand stitching, they are still sleek, relatively speaking (see my pics on this thread, previous page or two). However, deerskin with rabbit...

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