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How to Measure Your Glove Size

The easiest way to choose gloves is to try them on before buying them. Then, you’ll be 100 % sure you’ve got the right size. But sometimes, you can’t try them on, for example, when shopping online. So, you can make a few simple measurements to determine your glove size.

5-Minute Crafts shows how to determine your glove size at home. All you need is a cm tape measure and a few minutes of your time.

1. Measure your hand

  • Choose the hand you write with.

  • Take a cm tape measure and put it around the hand in the widest spot. Make sure the tape is tight against your hand. Write down the result.

  • Measure the length of your palm — from the base of your hand to the tip of your middle finger. Write down the result.

  • Choose the biggest number of the two. For example, if the first number if 17 cm and the length of the palm is 18, take the length of your palm.

2. Find your size in the chart

Glove size can be shown in numbers or letters. The numbers are usually the length of the palm or the girth of your palm in inches. To find it, divide the results in cm by 2.54.

You can use the chart above to find the right size. In our example, we have 18 cm, which is 7.09 inches. This would be the ladies’ size M.

3. Choose the length of your gloves

There are different glove lengths.

The longest — elbow and longer — are usually worn on special occasions, like at the theater or official events.

Mid-sized and short gloves are used for everyday purposes.

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