Sunday, March 30, 2014

Some glovey words to remember...

The next time you visit the Ines Gloves' gloveshop to pick out the next addition to your glovey wardrobe, keep an eye out for these very important glove-related words...

Button length: a measurement (in inches) that specifies the length of your glove from the base of the glove thumb to the cuff of the glove.

Fourchette: a special name for the inside panel on the fingers of certain glove styles.

note the fourchette panels in my sensual past elbow gloves (my fire)

Perforation: the name of small holes punched in a leather glove. They are most commonly added to provide ventilation, improved grip, or esthetics. This is the case in all of Ines' perforated gloves!

in my man exclusive peccary leather gloves, perforations are decoratively added

Points: used to define the three lines of decorative stitching on the back of a glove.

3 points are clearly visible on the back of my man cashmere gloves

Quirks: small diamond-shaped pieces of leather sewn at the base of the fingers of the most expensive gloves. They attach to the main hand of the glove to improve its fit.

note the presence of a diamond-shaped quirk in this peccary glove

Strap & roller: a clasp/ closure used to adjust the fit of a glove around the wrist.

Ines herself is creating elegance in her gloveshop

Vent: a v-shaped cut into the back or palm surface of a glove to improve glove fit around the wrist.

note the wrist vent in my man alpaca-lined peccary gloves

A little glovey education certainly goes a long way to understanding the elegance that goes into the design of each pair of Ines Gloves. Quality that is second-to-none!

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