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How to select the right size gloves?

How to size your hands for great fitting gloves

  1. Print out the Hand-Size-Guide, lay it flat on a table. Lovely Hands – Final Hand-Size-Guide
  2. Standing up, place your right hand over the blue hand outline, follow the written instructions, and keep your fingers together not splayed. Note the size number suggested and look for this in the ‘select a size’ option on the product page. Manufacturers recommend rounding up the size if you are in between
  3. Other factors to bear in mind;
  • If you are tall you tend to have hands needing the larger glove sizes.
  • If your fingers are long or chunky this may also necessitate a larger size.
  • Depending on how stretchy the fabric you may get a better fit in your lower size.
  • Stretchy gloves – Ladies & men’s – Maxiflex Elite, Active and Ultimate, Showa 370, 341 & 306
  • Ladies                –Tegera 90066, 90068, 90065My personal example;The blue outline suggests I am between a size 6 and 7, closer to the 6.

    In stretchy gloves where I want to have my fingers right down to the ends I wear a 6. In leather gloves that do not have so much stretch I wear a 7. I have slim fingers.


    Men – please see the table of men’s hand measurements for each individual glove on the product pages and below.


    If in any doubt contact me or order a selection to try on at home. Returning goods is easy, please see the policy.


    Lovely hands glove size guide

    Lovely hands sell 4 glove manufacturers products. They are all made of different materials and modelled on slightly different hand measurements.


    To help you buy online and get the best fitting gloves first time lovely hands has put together their own group of men to try on the gloves and give their size preferences. 3 key hand measurements have also been captured for most of these men, which will help you find a buddy who is most like you.

    Based on this research, which is geared to help you successfully buy your correct size online, Lovely hands has overridden some of the glove labels worded descriptions in favour of a description that reflects the findings and will guide you better. This is what you will see in the select a size / choose and option box on the glove product pages.


    If you have any queries please contact me and we can look at the information together and make an informed decision.


    Gloves are quite a personal thing, from correct fit to preferences in material, I am here to help.




    Unisex sizing description –Maxiflex &Tegera use this

    Stretchy gloves –

    Ladies & men’s – Maxiflex Elite, Active and Ultimate

    Ladies               – Tegera 90066, 90068, 90065

    Label on gloves says; (description OK for Men)Lovely hands description for menLovely hands description for  ladies
    5 – XX small5 – X Small
    6 – X small6 – Small
    7 – Small7 – Medium
    8 – Medium8 – Medium8 – Large
    9 – Large9 – Med / Large9 – X Large
    10 – X Large10 – Large10 – Ladies long hands & fingers
    11 – XX Large11 XL long fingers11 – Ladies long hands & fingers
    12 – XXX Large12 XXL long fingers
    Showa – all 3 styles are stretchy gloves
    Label on gloves says;Notes
    5 XSShowa 370 is bigger than Maxiflex Active size 5
    6 S
    7 M
    8 LFitted majority of men in all 3 gloves
    9 XLSuits wide hands, or hands of tall men.370 glove fits as XL, 341 glove is bigger than 370, 306 is really big v size 8


Lovely hands glove size information

Sorted by knuckle circumference.
Knuckle circumferenceHand Length (middle finger down to base of palm)Middle finger lengthPreferred Glove size
Male hand measurementscmcmcmMaxiflex UltimateShowa 370Showa 341Showa 306Tegera 517Tegera 292Tegera 117Predator gauntlet
Ben (Teen)181889786888Y
Edward B (Teen)20.2518.257.59776 or 7888Y
Peter S20.5208.51198X111010Y
Mark B211888879 or 1089Y
Stephen F2119.58.5108879109Y
Stephen W2120898879109 or 10Y
Richard21208.259 or 107871099Y
William (Teen)2120810888999Y
Jonathan212010 or 11XXX10 or 11Y
John H2120.591088811109 or 10Y
Paul C21.520.591199X111010Y
Edward2320.5911 or 12998111011Y
Paul D2321.59.2511999X1010Y

UK Deliveries only at the moment

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The customer pays the postage on orders up to £50.

Lovely Hands will pay second class postage on orders over £50.

We use Royal Mail for deliveries for the following convenient reasons for both parties;

  1. The postage label has both a typed and QR scan code – this logs confirmation of delivery
  2. Flat, fair postage rates across the UK
  3. The goods are insured

1st class – 1 day delivery aim

2nd class – 3 days delivery aim

Orders received before 2.30 pm Monday – Friday will go in that day’s post. One post drop on Saturday morning.

Products ordered that fit into Poly or Jiffy bags should go through most letter boxes, it will only be boxed items, including the gift boxes that will not fit and will need someone to be in the receive them. For boxed items – please consider where you will be when the package is due to arrive and select the most convenient delivery address for you, home or work.

1st & 2nd class postage for order value up to £40.

Signed for 1st and 2nd class post will be the default used where the value of the package is over £40, for insurance purposes.

Gift Vouchers will be posted recorded, signed for.

If you have concerns about your delivery please contact me and I will put a trace on the parcel and let you know progress. This is usually only necessary if we have bad weather conditions.

If the carrier has recorded a failed delivery and the goods are returned to us as you failed to pick up the goods within the time limits set by the carrier, we will treat this as a cancelled order and we will make a charge not exceeding £5 for UK items to cover the costs we have incurred in sending your parcel (if applicable) and paying for the return. We regret that we cannot be held responsible if the carrier has failed to notify you of an attempted delivery. We will inform you of the refund amount via email. If you require replacement goods please reorder by replying to the email.

If you have ordered multiple gloves to try on at home, intending to send back the ones not required, this is fine. If free postage has been enjoyed because the order was over £50 or there was a coupon code used then this cost will be recovered from the credit owing on the gloves. An email will be sent to clairfy this. It won’t be a lot of money.

Submitting a product review on the website – this is only open to customers who have made their purchase from Lovely Hands.

We appreciate your feedback, not every review will be put onto the website though.

Guidelines for any photographs emailed of gloves with pets or hobbies / sports – this is much appreciated, please ensure your identity is protected, Lovely Hands will not be able to edit the photos before use.


Please contact us before sending any returns.

Gloves - washing instructions from manufacturers

Downloadable Laundry Instructions by ATG

Tegera Gloves washing_guidelines

Showa gloves – washable at 40oC.

The Tegera gloves with white leather palms can be sprayed with a leather protective spray to help prevent staining, and cleaned with a face or baby wipe.



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