The gloves are sewn together by hand — a one-person, eight-hour undertaking. In the manner of centuries-old glove assembly, the thumb has two sides; the index and little finger three; and the middle and ring fingers four, with the inner panels (fourchettes) cut on the reverse for a subtle suede contrast.
The gloves are made with deerskin, which is treasured among glove-making societies for the three 'nesses of supple, soft, and stretch. Grain lends it a hearty worn-in quality even when new, and patina improves with every wear. It stretches widthways — to the profile of the hand — and never lengthways.
Sewn into the end of the glove, and partially submerged inside, is a knitted rib cuff, folded back on itself. The cuff is made with geelong lambswool — merino's softer and more handsome brother — in two mid-brown shades. It clings to the wrist without making a nuisance of itself.
The gloves have a lining of undyed cashmere. This lining, indeed, is a complete glove in its own right. It is light cashmere knit, made in Scotland: very fine-micron fibres teased into a remarkably soft and comfortable hand-shaped thing, and a source of endless private reverie for the digits.