Unless you live somewhere with exceptionally mild winters, you know how cold weather works. When it’s chilly, the fingers are the first part of your body that go numb. From that basic fact, the importance of having a good pair of gloves, like fine quality Chester Jeffries, to rely on is obvious. Yet many people overlook buying gloves or scrimp by subjecting themselves to shoddy ones.
While gloves rarely earn the top slot on your shopping list, there’s much to be said in favour of investing in a quality pair that will last through many winters to come. This is particularly important in you live in a city with long, hard winters – a description that fits our Berlin-based team to a T. If you’re fortunate enough to have a more forgiving climate, you may only need a good set of gloves for a few weeks every year. You’ll still be happy you have a quality pair though!
Whether your winter glove needs bend toward the arctic or the modest, to get good value for your money and long-lasting gloves keep these three basic points in mind:
1) You Should Know Your Glove Size
Yes, glove sizing is a bit more complicated than picking out small, medium or large. Your glove size is another measurement to remember, which is a hassle, but the benefits of properly-fitted gloves make it worth figuring out. This is another number to track like your hat size or your belt size (which, remember, is different from your trouser size!).
Dents, one of those wonderful old-school firms, has been in the leather glove business since 1777. And today they have just the tool you need: Their website includes a perfect glove sizing guide. Men’s ordinary glove sizes range from 7 to 11 ½, while women’s go from 6 to 8 ½. Gloves are like shoes; there are a few differences by gender. Dents’ guide will take all the guesswork out of the process for you.
The goal is to get a pair of gloves that are snug without being binding. Extra room at the tips of your fingers should be minimal. When you have your gloves on, there should be enough flex to allow you to clench your fists easily. A properly-fitted leather glove is not that different from a leather jacket: not uncomfortably tight. Do remember, though, that leather gloves will stretch out … READ MORE ...