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Pictures of nice gloves...?

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

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    How do Madova gloves compare to Chester Jefferies gloves?

    That's hard to say. Are Chester Jeffries very nice?

    I feel that the most important thing separating a very good glove from a superb one is that the superb one is cut and sewn for your fingers and hands. In other words, a custom glove, made to your measurements.

    French glovemakers like Hermès and Lavabre-Cadet probably set the standard. I think that Madovas come close, but do not uniformly use as exceptional skins.

    The OP local access to good gloves, as RJ notes earlier, so he might as well start there.

    Tight and fitted: that's the way good gloves should be.

    How do these Pecarry gloves hold up in terms of warmth?

    I've yet to find a pair of gloves that keep my fingers from going numb in the winter.


    Among the collection of Madova that I have are unlined wild peccary gloves, both sueded and also finished. They are much warmer than unlined calf.

    That being said, it is unreasonable to expect any dress glove to keep your fingers warm if it is truly cold. You need the loft and airspace that only an ugly glove or mitten can give.


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  2. eg1

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    That's hard to say. Are Chester Jeffries very nice?

    I feel that the most important thing separating a very good glove from a superb one is that the superb one is cut and sewn for your fingers and hands. In other words, a custom glove, made to your measurements.

    French glovemakers like Hermès and Lavabre-Cadet probably set the standard. I think that Madovas come close, but do not uniformly use as exceptional skins.

    The OP local access to good gloves, as RJ notes earlier, so he might as well start there.

    Tight and fitted: that's the way good gloves should be.



    Among the collection of Madova that I have are unlined wild peccary gloves, both sueded and also finished. They are much warmer than unlined calf.

    That being said, it is unreasonable to expect any dress glove to keep your fingers warm if it is truly cold. You need the loft and airspace that only an ugly glove or mitten can give.

    - B


    + lots

    Nice gloves are fine for the "shoulder" seasons around here, but a good pair of mittens is a must for scraping ice off the car in the dark ... [​IMG]
     
  3. JohnnyCrockett

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    That being said, it is unreasonable to expect any dress glove to keep your fingers warm if it is truly cold. You need the loft and airspace that only an ugly glove or mitten can give.


    - B


    Don't know that I agree.

    Though not dress gloves strictly speaking, there are 2 pairs of non-athletic, non-ugly gloves which are warm in even the most brutal of city temperatures (New England winters).

    1. Fur-lined deerskin gloves
    2. Shearling gloves

    Both can be handsewn and wonderful.
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Don't know that I agree.

    I forgive you.


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  5. chorse123

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    That's hard to say. Are Chester Jeffries very nice?

    I'd say so. They aren't perfect, perhaps, but they make very nice gloves. This, from the Chester Jeffries thread, is accurate in my experience:

    They do a solid job making slightly rustic, well-fitting gloves. I would err on the tighter size of self-measurements as they will stretch a bit. Also, pay the nominal extra for the hand-stitching.
     
  6. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    I'm a big fan of my gloves... [​IMG]
    Stazy: I'm with you and vox there: I also don't like mittens: neither for skiing and arctic temperatures, nor for anything else, actually (maybe if I were to be in the Ant-arctic, then I'd reconsider)...I'm also always buying several pairs of woolen gloves in many colours (brown, green, blue, grey) every year that I will soon destroy by either making holes in them (cause I carry heavy bags normally filled with lots of books) or I'll buy some Langos and they'll smell of garlic afterwards and I'll have to throw them away, then . [​IMG] Yeah, anyway I'll probably also buy some lambswool-lined ones for colde weather, in addition...will go shopping for them this or next week (maybe will post pics then if I can manage)-we have incredibly high temps here these days like in Italy, in fact (~23°C or even more in the sun at noon)...
     
  7. JohnnyCrockett

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    I'd say so. They aren't perfect, perhaps, but they make very nice gloves. This, from the Chester Jeffries thread, is accurate in my experience:
    I have a pair of Chester Jefferies MTO in cashmere-lined capeskin. The capeskin stretched A LOT. I also once got my hand stuck to some packing tape and it completely pulled the pigment off of that spot on the gloves. Size was nothing special, but that was probably due to my poor measuring of my own hand. Lining was only available in 80/20 cashmere-virgin wool blend b/c they said 100pct cashmere lining is too delicate and wears through, so they don't stock it. Rating: 5 or 6 out of 10 relative to the quality I expected after reading about them on AAAC and SF. Nothing any more special than the $80 cashmere-lined handsewn gloves they sell at any menswear shop, from BB to J.Press. That said, they also cost only $80 delivered to the US. Certainly not the quality of, say, these Dents. http://www.dents.co.uk/products/51/M...ther-Glove.asp
     
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    Gentlemen -

    I cannot travel to have my gloves made especially for me using my measurements. Do any companies accept outlines of one's hands on a paper as a way of measure? Are the companies that accept this worthwhile to pursue?
     
  9. voxsartoria

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    I'd say so. They aren't perfect, perhaps, but they make very nice gloves. This, from the Chester Jeffries thread, is accurate in my experience:

    That sounds pretty good...they do also do made to measure, right?

    Probably not quite as nice the ones that Lavabre-Cadet did for Fifi Chachnil...ooo la la.


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    Gentlemen -

    I cannot travel to have my gloves made especially for me using my measurements. Do any companies accept outlines of one's hands on a paper as a way of measure? Are the companies that accept this worthwhile to pursue?


    Chester Jefferies does just this.
     
  11. voxsartoria

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    Gentlemen -

    I cannot travel to have my gloves made especially for me using my measurements. Do any companies accept outlines of one's hands on a paper as a way of measure? Are the companies that accept this worthwhile to pursue?


    [​IMG]


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    Chester Jefferies does just this.
    Excellent. But you gave them 5/10, no? Or was it just for that particular skin? Can you recommend a skin that would be nice for a very mild winter (at coldest mid-high 40's), will not shrink/stretch, and that is a bit more interesting than calf? Would deerskin work?
     
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    I think these are great, I bought a pair for $70 and am very happy with them:

    [​IMG]

    Available here:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-MEN-pecari...4.c0.m14.l1262



    Those are neat, and they hold a dual purpose for slapping some bitches up good. [​IMG]
     
  15. Corniche

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    I always liked those black gloves featuring in the cinema noir film. The classical " spies" gloves.

    Any clue??
     
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    peccary w/alpaca lining
    [​IMG]

    RLPL suede w/cashmere lining Saks leather w/cashmere lining
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Saks dark red leather w/cashmere lining red leather from Marshalls
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    I'll probably be off for Napoli in November so won't need the gloves too soon..any suggestions there would equally be welcome of course...
    Since you're going to Napoli I'll repost these:

    [​IMG]

    They're unlined deer skin gloves from M.Cilento (first posted in my 'Back from Italy' thread).
     
  18. JohnnyCrockett

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    Excellent. But you gave them 5/10, no? Or was it just for that particular skin?

    Can you recommend a skin that would be nice for a very mild winter (at coldest mid-high 40's), will not shrink/stretch, and that is a bit more interesting than calf? Would deerskin work?


    Yes, it was for the skin. Maybe a bit too much deflation. It really was quite poor (the skin, I mean), IMO.

    I think deerskin is supposed to be superior because it stretches far less.
     
  19. JohnnyCrockett

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    Since you're going to Napoli I'll repost these:

    [​IMG]

    They're unlined deer skin gloves from M.Cilento (first posted in my 'Back from Italy' thread).


    These are incredible and perfect.

    Possible to get them without going to Italy?
     
  20. Kaplan

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    ^ Thank you.

    I don't know, but if you go to Cilento's site (click the link in my post above) you can find their e-mail address. While it doesn't seem like they have an on-line shop, they may be willing to ship to you anyway.
     

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