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Gloves - first pair

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I am ordering my first pair of bespoke gloves from Chester Jeffries. I think I may have a garbage pair from last year, but otherwise I am gloveless. What would you suggest, both in material and style? I know some of you have ordered from there before. Chester Jeffries offers:

    Capeskin
    Calfskin
    Deerskin
    Sheepskin
    Lamb
    Hogskin
    Pigskin
    Suede Lambskin

    And linings include:

    Silk
    Cashmere
    Wool
    Cmaois
    Lam
    Fur
    Cotton Fleece
    Thinsulate
     
  2. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    Definately fur lining I've only had lambskin so that's all I know.
     
  3. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is this for daily use, for work, weekends?
     
  4. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Hey I'm planning to do exactly the same thing. [​IMG]

    I emailed Chester Jefferies to request a catalogue and order form a little while ago but haven't heard anything yet.

    I was going to go for a pair in dark brown peccary/hogskin with a cashmere lining.
     
  5. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Yes for daily use. No for work, as I don't do any outdoor work (apartment living negates it). Yes, for weekends as well. I dress business casual pretty much all the time. Oh, and I may order a second pair after delivery of the first.
     
  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Suede lambskin and cashmere lining.
     
  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love pigskin, and pigskin gloves tend to age well.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tobacco carpincho, astrakhan trim, cashmere lining.

    The best gloves I currently own come from Gerard Durand, although I just bought vintage deadstock Sulka gloves in mocha calf that are very soft. Still looking for hand-stitched kid.
     
  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I usually only wear chamois gloves in their natural color otherwise, I prefer tight as a German officer black leather gloves.
     
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    stach Senior member

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    I like the tight black leather too, with a silk lining.
     
  11. Swann

    Swann Senior member

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    Suede lambskin and cashmere lining.


    +1
     
  12. argoth

    argoth Senior member

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    Sorry for the ignorant question, but how does one measure oneself to have bespoke gloves made? Or must you be within the area of a craftsman and have them do this for you?

    For some reason, the thought of "hand turkeys" sprang to mind. [​IMG]

    I ask this as one who has difficulty finding close fitting gloves for his dainty hands.

    Arg
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Last I heard, Chester Jefferies was asking customers to trace their hand and send in the drawing. So the hand turkey isn't too far off.
     
  14. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Yep, hand turkey, but no waddle or crayon feathering.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. ATM

    ATM Senior member

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    Yep, hand turkey, but no waddle or crayon feathering.

    [​IMG]

    You should send it in as a turkey anyway just for laughs.
     

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