Size: labeled 7 ½.
The gloves fit true to size, although they will stretch and conform to your hand even better, once worn.
Length from middle fingertip to hem: 10.5”
Width across palm: 3.25” flat, unworn
Label: Genuine Peccary Pigskin Table Cut; Styled and Tailored by Joseph Perrella
Perrella’s leather-working business was located in Gloversville NY, once the center of the glove industry here in the USA, from the colonial era until the late 20th century.
Labeled as “pigskin” on the attached paper hangtag these golden tan 1950s-60s deadstock leather gloves are actually made from peccary skin, as stamped on the inside of one glove (see photo). Peccary leather is extremely soft, yet durable and long lasting with reasonable care, a win-win! Used most often for luxurious gloves like these, peccary leather can be recognized by the repeating pattern of hair pores, in groups of 3. “The legal hunting of peccaries is strictly controlled by CITES guidelines, ensuring that they are not overhunted. This means that the peccary leather, if sourced legally, is sustainable and will not harm the environment. This also ensures that the supply of peccary hides is restricted, thus making it more valuable.” (from bestleather.org). The gloves are just a bit longer than wrist-length, and they have “fourchettes”, or gussets sewn between the front and back of each finger, for better dexterity when they are worn—they would make great driving gloves! In excellent to mint condition, still sewn together and unworn, these supple leather gloves widen slightly from the wrist to hem, in a subtle, “gauntlet” style.