Knowledge: Gloves

Knowledge: Gloves

Gloves:How to find the perfect pair of gloves

GlovesHow to find the perfect pair of gloves

For leather gloves, fit is key!
Knowing how to choose is the path to finding the perfect fit.

What is the right way to choose leather gloves? Once you understand this, you will surely find your own "special" pair. Among the many materials, leather does not get stuffy because it releases moisture and sweat from the pores. Plus, it is resistant to friction and heat, so it does not melt even if it burns. It is elastic, stretches where it needs to stretch, and bends where it should bend. Over the years the glove will come to fit your hands perfectly. In other words, the gloves fit your hands so perfectly that even if the product is exactly the same,wearing another person’s pair will make you feel uncomfortable. Regardless of the price, gloves that are just right for you are the ultimate luxury.

Path to finding the perfect fit ①
Measure the size of your hand

First, know the size of your hand. The numbers on the size chart in the glove section of department stores represent the "circumference of your hand", not the length of the palm. The circumference of the hand is the "length around the hand" that passes from below the starting point of the lifeline of the left hand and the line connecting the wrinkles at the base of the little finger and the wrinkles at the base of the wrist.

Path to finding the perfect fit②
Know the sewing

Check the sewing on your gloves. See if the seam allowance is straight or not, the best seam allowance is 1 mm for women’s gloves and 1.2 mm for men. If it's too narrow, it is likely to open a hole, and if it's too wide, the seam allowance will roll up as you use it. Also, it is important to check whether the part at the beginning of sewing is clean and whether the part where the thread is spliced in the middle is properly processed.

The sewing is also an important part of the design. For example, women's sophisticated thin gloves often have all-inner seams that do not reveal the seams. On the contrary, outer stitching is suitable for thick fabrics. Sewing by material is also deeply related to the fit.

Path to finding the perfect fit ③
Check the growth allowance

The golden ratio of gloves is 7 to 3. The one that stretches 70% horizontally and 30% vertically fits the hand best. Inexpensive products do not grow much vertically or horizontally. Also, be aware that gloves that stretch too vertically from the horizontal are useless. This depends on which part of the leather the parts are taken from, and the connoisseur and skill of the cutter becomes key.

Path to finding the perfect fit ④
Try on correctly

Check how the glove slips onto the hand and see if it matches the length and thickness of the palm and fingers. If the lining is thin, the fit is more important, and warm, thicker gloves, select one that has enough room for air to enter. Since leather stretches as you use it, the amount of stretch is also included in the calculation of the size. A size that feels a little tight should become a perfect fit.

Etiquette when trying on

Some people check the bending of their fingers when trying on, but this is actually bad manners. For leather gloves, you should just check the fit on your hand and make sure you don’t wrinkle them!

For a more advanced selection, check the material

There are a wide variety of gloves that make use of natural materials, and the leather used depends on the application and purpose. In addition to the mainstay sheep leather, cowhide, pig leather, deer leather, horse leather, kangaroo leather, peccary leather, carpincho leather, mouton (haired sheep leather), are also available. Just like choosing clothes, choosing gloves by material highlights your sense of style.


Goat leather. Because it is thick and durable, it is often used for gloves for motorcycles and skiing.

Hair sheep

Because the pores are fine, it is thin, soft and durable. High-class soft leather.


Among sheep leather, it refers to lamb leather in particular. The strength is a little insufficient, but the softness is excellent.


Durable, versatile leather. Ideal for sports gloves such as skiing and baseball.

Deer leather

It is a very fine-textured natural leather with excellent breathability, and absorbs and maintains moisture very well.

Pig suede

It is light and durable. The soft hair is comfortable and the dyeing turns out very well.