How to determine the size of gloves
According to classical canons, the size of gloves is determined in French inches. In parallel, there is a new, simplified hand measurement scheme.
To measure the circumference of the palm, you need to slightly bend it, tightly pressing your thumb and closing all other fingers. Then twist the tape around the widest part of the hand, at the base of the thumb. The resulting value in centimeters can be rounded. For example, if it turned out 18.2, then the size of the gloves would be 18. If the number of 18.8 is out, then 19.
Women's size range of gloves begins on the 17th and ends on the 30th. Male - from the 20th to the 32nd. Since all people are different and there are customers with a non-standard palm size, some manufacturers have begun to produce high-gauge gloves. For women, the range varies between the 24-30th size, for men - the 31-38th. Smaller gloves can be ordered individually. Women with miniature hands sometimes find a way outbuying teen or baby gloves.
To determine the size of the seals by the old system, you need to hold a centimeter tape between your palm and your thumb. The remaining fingers squeeze and straighten. Measure the circumference of the hand without considering the thumb. The resulting value, translated into millimeters, divided by 27. If you count in centimeters, then you need to divide by 2.7. The final number will be the size of the gloves in French inches. You should not rely on the readings of the measuring tape - English inches are inscribed on it.
The old scheme involves the manufacture of women's gloves sizes 6, 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8. For men - 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10. These calculations can come in handy if fitting is impossible. For example, when buying gloves over the Internet or as a gift.
Since today there are a lot of products from China and other eastern countries, it is necessary to know the difference between the eastern and western patterns. Narrow gloves with long fingers are sewn along western patterns. On the east, on the contrary, gloves for wider palms with fingers of medium length. Therefore, Western models in accordance with the inch system are sewed half a size smaller than the eastern ones.
Despite the fact that leather gloves stretch over time, it is not necessary to take a model that is "butt". If you buy leather gloves or suede ½ size larger, they will be better to warm.