How to Measure Glove Size: Men’s Guide

Learn how to measure your glove size.

How to Measure Glove Size

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To measure you glove size you will need a flexible measuring tape and you will want to use your dominant hand. If you are right handed, use your right hand. If you are left handed, use your left hand. There are two measurements you want to take, one being around your palm and the other is from your middle finger to the base of your wrist.

This is How to Measure Glove Size: Men’s Guide.

Guys, welcome to our article on helping you find or make the best fitting gloves possible with a tailor.

These step-by-step measurements are for keeping your hands warm and protected, whether in cold weather or harsh work elements. 

These measurements work for work gloves, rubber gloves, protective gloves, leather gloves, driving gloves, golf gloves, motorcycle gloves, winter gloves, etc. 

Tools needed to measure your glove size:

  • Sewing Tape Measure

How to Measure Glove Size

  1. Use a sewing tape measure
  2. Measure around the widest part of your hand (minus the thumb.)
  3. Round up to the nearest inch if in-between a number.
  4. Measure lengthwise. Start the measuring tape at the tip of your middle finger and measure down to the base (where your wrist begins.)
  5. Round up to the nearest inch if in-between a number.
  6. Take the largest of the two numbers from steps 2 & 4.
  7. That number will be your glove size.

How to Measure Glove Size: Tips

  • Measure your dominant hand.
  • Always round up to the nearest inch.
  • Ask a friend to help, if possible.

Getting the perfect fit for your whole wardrobe should be top of mind, whether its bespoke cut from a tailor or ordered online. Let our ‘How To Measure’ guides set you up for success.

How to Measure Glove Size FAQ

A size 7 glove means that either your hands measures length wise or width wise no smaller than 6 inches and no longer than 6.75 inches. You always round up to the nearest inch for your true glove size

A medium glove size will depend on the brand that you are buying from. There is no global sizing chart that everyone follows, so sizes vary. However if your hand measures between 7.5 inches to 8.5 inches you will normally fit a medium glove.

A glove size 7 for a man is not large. Glove brands have different sizing guidelines but normally a size 7 glove is a small size.

Written and reviewed by:
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
I am 6'7 (203cm) / 235lb (106 kg) model and ex-athlete. Since I was a teen I had trouble finding clothes. I was too tall for off the rack and was too lean for Big & Tall.

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