YOUR GLOVE SIZE
To find out your
glove size, measure
GLOVE SIZE EQUIVALENTS
Some manufacturers indicate gloves sizes by number and others by letters standing for Small, Medium, Large, etc. We use both methods, simply use the table at the right to translate between “letter sizes” and “number sizes”
A) Measure around the hand at the fullest part (excluding the thumb) fig 1.
B) Measure from the tip of the middle finger to the base of the hand fig 2.
C) Use the LARGEST of these two measurements for the correct size glove.
D) If you are RIGHT handed, take measurements from your RIGHT hand.
E) If you are LEFT handed, take measurements from your Left hand.
G) The number of inches (or cm) measured equals the size of the glove (example: A 7” measurement equals a size 7 glove)
Glove making is an old art and has some terms that may be unfamiliar to even the most ardent glove enthusiast.
Cabretta: A thin, fine leather made from Brazilian hair sheep.
Cape or Capeskin: A superior thin leather made from South African hair sheep.
Clute Cut: A glove style with a one piece palm with no seam at the base of the finger. The seams are along the fingers on the inside.
Cuff: The cuff is the part of the glove extending beyond the palm that covers the wrist and part of the forearm.
Fourchette: The piece of leather sewn between the fingers on some kinds of gloves. Also known as the sidewall or gusset.
Gauntlet: A very long cuff to protect the forearm.
Grain: The side of the leather that had the hair, i.e the outside. Full Grain has the original surface, whereas corrected grain has been abraded to make the leather smoother and more uniform.
Gunn Cut: A glove style with seams at the base of the fingers. The seams between the fingers are on the back of the glove.
Gusset: The piece of leather sewn between the fingers on some kinds of gloves. Also known as the sidewall or fourchette.