touch screen gloves

Glove Size Does Matter

How to determine your proper glove size

Gloves come in only a few sizes while people’s hands come in an infinite number of shapes and configurations. We can help you get the best fit for the glove. Take a look at these tips and get your gloves to fit well, like a glove, the first time.

Find your size.

Some sizes are indicated by number and others by letters standing for Small, Medium, Large, etc. Depending on the brand, we indicate the size of a pair of gloves both ways. Use the table below to translate between "letter sizes" and "number sizes".


Wrap a tailor’s measuring tape around your dominant hand just below the knuckles, excluding your thumb, and make a fist. Your dominant hand is the hand you use to hold a pen. If you don’t have a tailor’s soft tape, wrap a piece of string around your hand the same way as above, make a mark, and measure the length of the string with a ruler. This measurement is your “hand width” glove size.


Measure from the bottom edge of your palm – use the first crease at your wrist as the starting point. Measure to the tip of your middle finger. This measurement is your “finger length” glove size.


Concentrate on the length data as the primary glove sizing over width. Hand length is more important because you don’t want glove fingers that are too long. If you have a heavy, muscular hand, using width can push you up a size, and the fingers may be too long, causing a loss in dexterity.

This chart above is the heart of the matter. As you can see, there is a lot of variation between the lengths of the middle finger, over a half an inch in the largest sizes. For small hand sizes, if your index finger is shorter than your middle finger by 1/4 of an inch to 5/16 of an inch, we recommend going down one size. And with larger hands, go down a size if your index finger is shorter than your middle finger by 1/2 an inch.

Some mays have heavy muscular palms and fingers. For these customers they might be tempted to choose a larger size as suggested by their hand width measurement and the glove sizing chart. We suggest that they consider the style of the gloves that they use. The way that a glove design can stay snug on a range of hand types is STRETCH. The more stretch in the glove material the better the glove will accommodate large diameter muscular fingers.  Glove leather is not the highest stretch material used in gloves. Knit textile has higher stretch than leather.

 So for users with heavy muscular fingers we suggest that you opt for glove types that have stretch knit on the backs and sides of fingers. Consider gloves that are not all leather. A really good option is a seamless knit glove.

As a company that manufactures gloves, we strive to make gloves that well, fit like gloves.  with almost  240 years of experience, staying on top of quality and fit are always a priority. Staying current with fashion and technical trends is a close second. Take our US Patented UR Powered touch screen gloves and audio headwear for an example.  Our UR Powered line offers touch screen glove for both men and women. Our newest mens glove is the Aiden while the trending women’s glove is the Sasha.






Fashion and Technology evolve, and your glove designs should too.

Consumers are influenced by what is in trend now and not what has been.

Notice trends early enough to get the consumers attention, do not be on the tail end where it fails to catch on or is out of date. Figure out what trend will be beneficial and exciting. This is exactly what we do with our diverse team of uniquely talented designers.


Staying on point.

The way we identify design trends is to look at what had success in previous seasons.  Are new styles better than old styles or vice versa?  We research trending colors, patterns, and types of materials such as leather and fabric. We also review and develop new technical innovations. We review retailers in other product categories for both influence and direction based on what is working for them.  We often ask ourselves, are there any new innovations that can be brought into our product lines?


After attending trade shows, talking to the material/hardwear suppliers, we are able to get a better perspective as to what is responding in the market. Specialty retailers, like outdoor sports, footwear, other apparel retailers, also often provide an insight to new trends. We try to develop innovative manufacturing techniques to incorporate these new potential elements into our designs.


Timing is everything.

Merchandisers analyze months and in some cases years in advance as to what accessories and apparel will sell and at what prices. This is why designers need to stay current with the fashion industry and it’s ever evolving trends. Depending upon the item and season, designers will began to develop merchandise 9-14 months before it’s sold in stores. Therefore, they must be able to anticipate fashion trends and consumer needs. In order for manufacturers as a whole to anticipate future trends, they familiarize themselves with current merchandise in the market place, organized within the form of a line sheet and travel to seasonal fashion weeks and shows to view new trending styles.


Patented US Technology is key.

As a company that manufactures our own lines, as well as those for private label, we strive to stay on top of current fashion and technical trends, like our US Patented UR Powered touch screen gloves and audio headwear.  Our UR Powered line offers touch screen glove for both men and women. Our newest mens glove is the Aiden while the trending women’s glove is the Sasha.