I love my purple leather gloves. It’s hard to find a pair of gloves that actually fit me– usually women’s L or XL fit fairly well across the hand but the fingers are too short, while men’s M are all right in the fingers but they’re much too wide for the palm. I found this pair (and their black predecessors, worn through in 3 years) in the HEMA department store, women’s XL, fitting like a proverbial glove except that there’s about 1cm of empty air beyond the tips of my thumbs. And they’re much too short.
This isn’t so much of a problem as it would be if we had a real winter, but it’s still uncomfortable, especially on the bike when my sleeves hike up more. Also, because we’re not having a real winter, I’m wearing my bat-sleeved cape instead of my winter coat with longer sleeves. On Christmas Eve, Tertia wanted me to give a second opinion on a blazer in a shop where I haven’t bought anything since my daughters outgrew the children’s department and got their own clothes allowance. And I found this: