Gloves in deerskin in dark petrol blue

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£120.00 — ex VAT

Gloves, handmade in the south of England, with dark navy deerskin, and a lining of natural-colour cashmere from the Scottish Borders.


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To work out your size, measure around your hand at its widest point — thumb excluded.

Hand size 8—8½ 8½—9 9—9½
This is a traditional type of glove, the construction of which hasn’t changed much for over a century. It has fourchettes, for instance — with the ring and middle finger comprised of four separate panels; the index and little finger three; and the thumb two. Thus the digits have a good sense of space and movement.
They are made with deerskin from the world's leading maker of gloving leather — which just so happens to be a stone's throw from the glove maker. The deerskin has grain and character. It is cut and shaped to stretch sideways, to adapt to the shape of your hand over time, but never lengthways — i.e. out of shape.
Spilling out of the glove is a lining of cashmere. This lining, in fact, is a complete glove in its own right. It is lightweight cashmere, knitted in Scotland: the very finest fibres knitted into a remarkably soft and highly comfortable hand-shaped thing, which is at once both breathable and warm.
Two further things worth pointing out, too, are the suede fourchettes on the fingers — the deerskin cut on the reverse — and the hand-stitching — mentioned above, sure, but a subject, in its irregularity, puckering, and all-round intangible charm, about which one will never tire.

As worn

Since the gentleman here has the most moderately sized hands imaginable, gloves in size M are the only thing him.

Makers of

The gloves are made in the crucible of English glove-making, by a group of master craftspeople who, every day, act out the old saying about a silk purse and a sow's ear. There are many easier and faster ways to make gloves — but here, instead, they stick to what has served them well for two-plus centuries.
The makers here, indeed, are standard-bearers of tradition — from the masterful and tailoring-like cutting of the leather, to the use of a fleet of Singer machines so old they'd be in Singer's own museum were they not still working so well, to the extraordinarily intricate repertoire of finishing techniques.