Friday, January 24, 2014

Harder Than Expected

I lost a glove.

I figured that's a good reason to upgrade to girl gloves.  I mean, gloves are pretty much gloves, right?

Since they were going to be my primary gloves, I had to skip the cute ones and the ones with furry accents and the ones in bright colours/patterns.  Maybe next year.

I also had to skip any that only came in XS, S, M.  L was too small.  I had to go for XL.

I found a few and I made a discovery.  It seems hands are more different than I thought.

Women's gloves typically have thinner fingers than men's, which is fine.  Even with the extra-large, the fingers on some were too short.  But worse...

Many of the gloves were just too tight to go over my palm.  Some could be forced over my hand, but that's not something I want to do regularly.  Some would not go on at all.  I don't think my palm area is overly large, and most gloves would not fit.  I wanted leather (or fake leather) but went with knit.

Next year, if I think of it, I'll look for gloves at the start of the season so there will be more choices.  And I'll look at Lane Bryant or another "large size" store.  I bet I'll have better luck there.


  1. Am I the only one who's shoe and glove size fluctuate with my weight and season? Uggh!

  2. Oh, gosh, gloves. Did I see that you were a motorcyclist at some point in your past? I hope your hands aren't like my paws; I have trouble finding gloves for riding even in largest men's sizes, and I usually end up settling for work gloves from Harbor Freight. Not very femme.

    Your best hope is probably They have a sizing chart. Gloves are sized by circumference at the knuckles at the top of the hand, so you might want to get someone to help you measure that with a tape measure before you look. 8/9" is about the max for women's gloves. They have several styles that are the same for mens and womens. Not sure what you'll find at Lane Bryant, I shop there a lot, but have never really looked for/at their gloves.

  3. If the glove won't fit, you must, uh, quit.


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