50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2010
These are wonderful gloves. They're expertly made and will clearly be with me for a long, long time. The rabbit fur lining is soft and warm. An excellent value for the price. Get both colors and you'll probably never have to buy a pair of winter gloves again. A word about sizing: if you're on the fence at all about what size to get, go for the next size up. According to the merchant sizing chart, I was right on the very upper end of "small," but played it safe and got a medium. That was definitely the right choice.
60 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: LargeColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I have several "pricey" leather gloves with Thinsulate lining and find them all to be totally useless when it comes to keeping hands warm, even though they look great, wearing them and are a comfortable fit. The only thing they do effectively is block the wind on hands when outside. But get into a cold car on a freezing day and Thinsulate gloves actually transmit outside cold from the leather to the hands. I always notice that when I remove the gloves, that my fingers are warmer because they are not encased in the lining which seems to channel cold from outside the gloves to the fingers.
With that dissatisfaction in mind, I purchased these gloves because they were fur lined, thinking they would afford better heat retention from the body, and the fingers, but unfortunately the fur is too thin to do any good. I did not notice any difference between them and every other glove on the market which all seem to be bound by the stranglehold that "Thinsulate" has on the market. Really sad that you can't find a pair of gloves which actually insulate the hands and hold in the heat. Glove manufacturers need to take a clue from some of the slipper manufacturers, such as Old Friend, who use sheepskin for the outers and for the lining. I can walk out into sub zero temperatures with the sheep skin lined booties and feel like my feet are in a warm bath.
Absolutely nothing wrong with the style, fit, and workmanship of this high end glove but unfortunately it falls short of the objective for having fur lined, to keep the fingers warm. And I must say that the seller of these gloves was first rate. Upon trying them on in cold weather and deeming them to be unsatisfactory in relation to Thinsulate lined gloves, I returned them with the seller's return postage paid label and got an instant full refund, no questions asked.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2012
These gloves are fantastic! After years of buying cashmere lined gloves that look identical on the shelf and have similar prices, I have to say these are a cut above!
The material and workmanship is *so* much higher quality. The seams are well sown, the leather is thick yet supple, and the rabbit fur is amazingly soft as well as effective at retaining heat.
The fit is amazing. It's comfortable and form-fitting and seems to hug your hand all the way down to your wrist, giving you better heat retention. As other reviewers have noted, if you're on the fence about size, go with the size above - my medium/large hands are a very snug fit into the large gloves. (One small comment - the thumb seems overly long, as if to fit the hands of someone whose thumb is as long as their index finger. This has yet to affect me in any way.)
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. I just need to see how long these last, but from what I can tell, they are going to be with me for a few winters.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2009
I ordered these gloves recently and I'm very happy with them. They are of high quality and quite comfortable. The rabbit fur is very nice and I know I will get many years of use out of these gloves.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2009
These gloves were a gift for my son and he just loved them! These are just like the ones I gave him many years ago but maybe even nicer.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2013
I am going to keep this short. If you have long, I mean long, long thumbs, then these gloves are for you. And if you like the fur coming off in your hand while you put off the gloves, then these are for you. But if you have normal or regular thumbs and you do not like the fur coming out, then do yourself a favor... keep looking. You don't want these.
Note to self, keep looking...
BTW, I gave two stars because the construction was good quality.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2009
These gloves are just as pictured and the size was a perfect fit thanks to sellers excellent sizeing chart.The gloves are an awesome soft leather with wonderfull rabbit fur inside.Also they are made in Italy which was a nice surprise,these gloves are perfect for cold days and nights,they can be worn with casual cloths as well as a suit,,I wore them to a friends house wearing jeans and a hoody and never told them I just received them,my friends told me how much they liked the gloves....One other important thing I must say is from order to me...TWO DAYS,WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.These people know gloves and how to take care of the customer.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2013
Size Name: MediumColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
After having the gloves for under a month the leather ripped at the elastic part inside the palm area. Both sides have ripped and show the inside of the gloves now. Would not buy this product if you want you gloves to last over a month.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2013
Size Name: LargeColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I bought these to keep my hands warm. I felt bad buying them cause they are real fur and when I tried them on the hair comes off onto your hands. For the price I didn't like this and returned them. Would not recommend.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2012
Size Name: SmallColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I was pretty hesitant of spending so much money on a glove, but I'd consider it definitely worth it considering the quality and craftsmanship in the glove. The leather is soft and thick, and the fur is equally soft and think. Great for getting in the car on a very cold day. My car is all leather, and touching the leather steering wheel can be a harrowing experience in the dead of morning. Solved this problem, and my hands are toasty from when I put them on till I take them off. They look great in any kind of clothing, a fleece, a leather jacket, a hoodie, ect.
However, these gloves aren't perfect. They're great, don't get me wrong, but not perfect. I originally ordered a small, I received it and I was very torn between whether or not I should exchange them, ultimately I decided I should since I thought they were way too tight when I gripped the steering wheel or made a fist, but otherwise I thought the fit was pretty nice. Anyways, I exchanged them for a medium, and I'm honestly not sure which fit I liked better. Yes, the others were slightly tight, but these ones feel slightly the opposite. These medium also are paired with an obnoxiously long thumb. The other fingers fit pretty well, but the thumb has a half an inch + hanging around for no apparent reason. I'm a tad perplexed why the other fingers would fit fine, and the thumb hanging loosey goosey. Perhaps I'm in an extreme middle of the two sizes. I wear medium other gloves, and some I wear small. At exactly 8 inches I would think small (8) would fit perfectly. The manufacture recommends buying upwards, and that winter gloves shouldn't be too tight. But with the mediums, I feel like I don't have great of sensitivity in my hands and the thumb just flat out annoys the living day out of me. I'm not going to exchange them again, though. It's getting very cold outside, and the exchange took a little under 2 weeks.
Besides, ignoring the thumb problems and getting acclimated with how the manufacturer recommends it to fit, this is truly a superb glove. I spent, I think, too much time worrying about whats wrong with it rather than whats great about it. And there are a lot more things I like about it rather than what I don't like about it. I'd definitely recommend this glove, and I could see this glove lasting a lifetime given the right care. It's warm, soft, great looking, and the fit is pretty good (but not great). You should consider buying this if you're looking for a great leather glove. You'd be hard pressed finding better.
One and a half years later.....
To keep this short, I can imagine updating this five years later to let you know these gloves are still going strong. At one point, I dropped these guys in a puddle and were completely soaked. When I dried them out I thought for sure they were goners. But a little beeswax and heat brought them back to life - stronger than ever. I've shoveled with them, gotten A LOT of salt of them (rough polar vortex winter), and basically done everything with them. Not a single stitch out of place. A few nicks in the leather, but they're no worse off for it. The fur liner is still good as new. Most of my initial concerns slowly went away and I would recommend going a size up if you're on the fence. Also, the thumb isn't much of an issue as they age. It just seemed strange at first. These guys definitely age very well and will continue doing so for a long while.