How to select the right size gloves?
How to size your hands for great fitting gloves
- Print out the Hand-Size-Guide, lay it flat on a table. Lovely Hands – Final Hand-Size-Guide
- 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
- 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 men Lovely hands description for ladies 5 – XX small 5 – X Small 6 – X small 6 – Small 7 – Small 7 – Medium 8 – Medium 8 – Medium 8 – Large 9 – Large 9 – Med / Large 9 – X Large 10 – X Large 10 – Large 10 – Ladies long hands & fingers 11 – XX Large 11 XL long fingers 11 – Ladies long hands & fingers 12 – XXX Large 12 XXL long fingers Showa – all 3 styles are stretchy gloves Label on gloves says; Notes 5 XS Showa 370 is bigger than Maxiflex Active size 5 6 S 7 M 8 L Fitted majority of men in all 3 gloves 9 XL Suits 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
|Sorted by knuckle circumference.|
|Knuckle circumference||Hand Length (middle finger down to base of palm)||Middle finger length||Preferred Glove size|
|Male hand measurements||cm||cm||cm||Maxiflex Ultimate||Showa 370||Showa 341||Showa 306||Tegera 517||Tegera 292||Tegera 117||Predator gauntlet|
|Edward B (Teen)||20.25||18.25||7.5||9||7||7||6 or 7||8||8||8||Y|
|Mark B||21||18||8||8||8||7||9 or 10||8||9||Y|
|Stephen W||21||20||8||9||8||8||7||9||10||9 or 10||Y|
|Richard||21||20||8.25||9 or 10||7||8||7||10||9||9||Y|
|Jonathan||21||20||10 or 11||X||X||X||10 or 11||Y|
|John H||21||20.5||9||10||8||8||8||11||10||9 or 10||Y|
|Edward||23||20.5||9||11 or 12||9||9||8||11||10||11||Y|
UK Deliveries only at the moment
Good value speedy delivery service.
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;
- The postage label has both a typed and QR scan code – this logs confirmation of delivery
- Flat, fair postage rates across the UK
- 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.
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