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I have a pair of mink lined Merolas that are very warm, don’t know if they still make them though.
Those sound awesome, I've never seen mink lining. What is the outer glove made out of?
 

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I went for the 8 as the shop didn’t carry half sizes. Hope they’re not too small. They’re the Dents Windsor and I also emailed them for sizing advice and they recommended the 8 saying they will stretch.
 

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Hairsheep leather, great gloves.
 

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Does anyone on SF have advice to offer regarding brands of men's dress leather gloves that offer the best value for the price in, roughly, the $25-$75 USD range? $200+ bespoke gloves are great, but not within the grasp of everyone, including, perhaps, some others on this forum. Thanks in advance for your suggestions
 

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Does anyone on SF have advice to offer regarding brands of men's dress leather gloves that offer the best value for the price in, roughly, the $25-$75 USD range? $200+ bespoke gloves are great, but not within the grasp of everyone, including, perhaps, some others on this forum. Thanks in advance for your suggestions
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 to their excellent, but relatively modestly priced peccary gloves. However, they also sell gloves in other leathers in the price range you mention. You can get them unlined for moderate weather, or lined in cashmere or even rabbit fur for very cold weather. I recommend requesting the button-strap closure, and be sure to ask if they would include quirks (little pieces between the fingers that give the gloves more agility). Don't look at their Etsy site now, because they are on vacation until August 16th and not taking orders. But check them out after that time and Istvan Mandoki ("Isti") will work with you to get the right size and style for you. I recommend them over any brand found in stores in the US (which are usually mass produced overseas anyway). Cheers.
 
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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 to their excellent, but relatively modestly priced peccary gloves. However, they also sell gloves in other leathers in the price range you mention. You can get them unlined for moderate weather, or lined in cashmere or even rabbit fur for very cold weather. I recommend requesting the button-strap closure, and be sure to ask if they would include quarks (little pieces between the fingers that give the gloves more agility). Don't look at their Etsy site now, because they are on vacation until August 16th and not taking orders. But check them out after that time and Istvan Mandoki ("Isti") will work with you to get the right size and style for you. I recommend them over any brand found in stores in the US (which are usually mass produced overseas anyway). Cheers.
Thank you very much!
 

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Hi all!
Just found this forum and instantly created an account to hopefully get some advice regarding my latest purchase. I recieved my first pair of peccary gloves, but when you look closer to the leather you can see that pieces of the outer layer is torn appart. I asked the seller regarding this which told me that this is normal, due to the living conditions of the animal in the jungle, its normal to see scratches and such.

So my question is, is this normal? Cause I cant see these kind of scratches on the pictures you guys post on this thread?

Thanks!
 

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Hi all!
Just found this forum and instantly created an account to hopefully get some advice regarding my latest purchase. I recieved my first pair of peccary gloves, but when you look closer to the leather you can see that pieces of the outer layer is torn appart. I asked the seller regarding this which told me that this is normal, due to the living conditions of the animal in the jungle, its normal to see scratches and such.

So my question is, is this normal? Cause I cant see these kind of scratches on the pictures you guys post on this thread?

Thanks!
Not sure what you mean by torn apart? It’s true that wild animal hides often have scratches and scars but the best makers usually try and avoid these parts of the hide.
 

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I went for the 8 as the shop didn’t carry half sizes. Hope they’re not too small. They’re the Dents Windsor and I also emailed them for sizing advice and they recommended the 8 saying they will stretch.
Well they have stretched and are pretty great. Cold enough here for to start wearing them.
 

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Not sure what you mean by torn apart? It’s true that wild animal hides often have scratches and scars but the best makers usually try and avoid these parts of the hide.
Sorry for not beeing clear, I uploaded a new pic with circles around the affected areas.
And sorry for not describing it correctly (english is not my mother tounge) What i mean with torn apart is those parts in the circle. The outer layer is kind of shiny, but on those area the shiny layer has been ripped of/scratched? Is that normal? Cant see these kind of scratches on the pictures from other members post tho :S
 

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Now I see what you mean. It doesn’t look like scars, more like the insect damage. I am no expert but I don’t think I’d be too happy with that.
 

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Sorry for not beeing clear, I uploaded a new pic with circles around the affected areas.
And sorry for not describing it correctly (english is not my mother tounge) What i mean with torn apart is those parts in the circle. The outer layer is kind of shiny, but on those area the shiny layer has been ripped of/scratched? Is that normal? Cant see these kind of scratches on the pictures from other members post tho :S
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 is normal. If you got a good deal on them, then it's worth it. Peccary is tough, they'll be just fine.
 

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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 is normal. If you got a good deal on them, then it's worth it. Peccary is tough, they'll be just fine.
thank you both for quick replay.
Seems l just got unlucky with more holes then. It wasn't really a deal, just bought them from etsy (hungat i belive) since I recently found out about peccary and wanted to check how that leather was :p It was cheaper than other peccary gloves tho, maybe that's why there's more holes as well.
Since everything is fine I think ill try to order 1-2 pair in different model and different color from them and hope there's less holes on them :p
Seems like that's a good store to order from in EU? (not into those super high end gloves yet)

Thanks again!
 

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thank you both for quick replay.
Seems l just got unlucky with more holes then. It wasn't really a deal, just bought them from etsy (hungat i belive) since I recently found out about peccary and wanted to check how that leather was :p It was cheaper than other peccary gloves tho, maybe that's why there's more holes as well.
Since everything is fine I think ill try to order 1-2 pair in different model and different color from them and hope there's less holes on them :p
Seems like that's a good store to order from in EU? (not into those super high end gloves yet)

Thanks again!
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 peccary is actually much higher than that of Hestra, though they're half the price. Most name-brand makers (Zegna, etc) don't actually make their own gloves. The only makers that are head and shoulders above all of these are Lavabre Cadet and Hermes (an atelier named Saint-Junien makes Hermes' gloves, on par with Lavabre). In short, I recommend going with Hungant, knowing you're getting a quality product.
 

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