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Hi guys,
I am looking for recommendations please - I'm looking for someone who could make gloves in a mixture of fabric and leather, to order. These gloves need to be both accurately made and sturdy.

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Thanks - any others worth noting?
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I usually go to Chester Jefferies when I want bespoke gloves. However, they're not really set up for doing 'period' gloves; for those I guess it comes back down to Karl.

http://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/scripts/default.asp

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Thanks guys, what about more gauntlet-like gloves? Padded and suchlike?
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Chester Jefferies can do gauntlets as I know they did the original manufacture of these type of gloves back around 2000 for Andrew Feest who sent them the design-
http://revival.us/lightsparringgloves.aspx

The diamonds pattern on the cuff was actually an error- he marked the area to show where he wanted quilting/padding by crosshatching the picture and they interpreted it as stitching!
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Great, thanks!
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Hi guys, do you happen to kow if Karl is generally quite slow at replying to emails?

Also, if possible I would like to get quotes from different sources. Are there any other UK-based makers you could recommend?

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Hmm, so I guess there are only two glove makers in the UK and one of them doesn't reply to emails? :(
I guess I'll have to send this business abroad unless anybody has any other suggestions.
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Many years ago, I got a pair of gloves made by an Ian Middleton. A quick Google search turned up this site http://www.raptorcraft-traditionals.co. ... loves.html. It sounds like the same guy, but I can't find any pictures of people that I recognise.

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Glove making is a real art. Even getting the patterns is damn near impossible. I made some a few years ago and it's not some thing I would like to do again any time soon.

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Coming late to this one. I generally find it is better to actually ring Karl as when I last spoke to him (organising to have a couple of old stuff made by him mended) he was really busy with work for commercial customers. Lead time will depend on how his order book is.
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