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Great gloves, but a tight fit and lazy finishing
on December 8, 2011
The leather on these gloves is very soft and springy, which is great for driving, but may be a tad delicate for heavier everyday wear. The workmanship is decent, and the grade of leather is pretty good, too. They aren't very warm (being driving gloves, they don't have insulation), but they do keep the wind out on chilly days. I've got a couple complaints, though. First, I wear a size large glove (8.5" palm circumference), and these gloves are very tight for a large. I get indentations on the top of my hand from the seams if I wear them for more than 10 minutes. Being leather, they will loosen up, but there is so much stitching involved (good for durability) that there isn't a lot of budge. I have put Lexol conditioner on these several times now, and it's made them more supple. A big improvement. The second complaint would be that there is a lot of extra material on the seams inside the fingers of the gloves. I had to turn the gloves inside out and trim off the excess leather at the seams near the fingertips, because it felt like I had a good centimeter of bundled leather between my skin and the outside of the glove (very bad for feedback/finesse in a glove that's made for control). With that said, I like these gloves, and I'm sure they'll hold up for a good while. If you can look past the sizing (they're about a 1/2 size too small) and the extra stitching (easily trimmed off), you'll enjoy these gloves immensely. These gloves are so close to perfect, it's a shame they have a few issues.