Desdemona | Silk Opera Glove with Mousquetaire
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Desdemona | Silk Opera Glove with Mousquetaire

Sale price$343.00
Colour:Dove Grey
Size:6
Quantity:
USD United States - order within 12 hours 22 minutes for delivery as soon as Wednesday, December 06. See checkout for full delivery options.

How to measure glove size

We make our gloves in hand sizes from 6 to 8½. To find your glove size, pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand - usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size. If you are between two sizes, round down to the lower. 

    Here is how you convert from centimetres to inches:

    Glove size Inches Centimetres
    6 6 15.2
    16.5
    7 7 17.8
    19
    8 8 20.3
    21.6

     

    How do I guess someone's glove size?

    If you are buying gloves for someone and don't know their glove size (and don't want to ruin the surprise), their height can indicate their most likely glove size. Please note, this is statistically most likely but won't be correct 100% of the time.

    Applies to women only

    Height Most likely glove size
    Under 5'1"
    5'1" to 5'6" 7
    5'7" to 5'8"
    5'9" to 5'11" 8
    Above 6'

     

    How to measure glove size

    We make our gloves in hand sizes from 6 to 8½. To find your glove size, pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand - usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size. If you are between two sizes, round down to the lower. 

      Here is how you convert from centimetres to inches:

      Glove size Inches Centimetres
      6 6 15.2
      16.5
      7 7 17.8
      19
      8 8 20.3
      21.6

       

      How do I guess someone's glove size?

      If you are buying gloves for someone and don't know their glove size (and don't want to ruin the surprise), their height can indicate their most likely glove size. Please note, this is statistically most likely but won't be correct 100% of the time.

      Applies to women only

      Height Most likely glove size
      Under 5'1"
      5'1" to 5'6" 7
      5'7" to 5'8"
      5'9" to 5'11" 8
      Above 6'

       

      Index Finger Fit

      This optional measurement allows us to account for your finger length, if you suspect they are unusually long or short in relation to your hand width. Please provide the length of your Index finger in inches, starting from where it meets your middle finger. This measurement is usually between 2.25 and 3.5 inches.
      Do I need to provide this?
      No, this is a totally optional measurement. Please only worry about it if you suspect you have unusually long or short fingers in relation to your hand. Our standard fit is excellent for 90% of people.

      Index Finger Fit

      This optional measurement allows us to account for your finger length, if you suspect they are unusually long or short in relation to your hand width. Please provide the length of your Index finger in inches, starting from where it meets your middle finger. This measurement is usually between 2.25 and 3.5 inches.
      Do I need to provide this?
      No, this is a totally optional measurement. Please only worry about it if you suspect you have unusually long or short fingers in relation to your hand. Our standard fit is excellent for 90% of people.

      Upper arm fit

      For our Opera length gloves, we take a measurement for your upper arm fit to ensure the glove has a correct and flattering fit all the way up your arm. This measurement is the circumference of your arm, where the glove ends. Opera length gloves end 16 inches up from where your thumb meets your wrist.

      To take your upper arm fit measurement, pass a tape measure around your upper arm, 16 inches up from where your thumb meets your wrist. This is normally about halfway up your bicep. Have your arm outstretched but comfortable. The result, in inches, is your arm fit. Please round to the nearest 0.25 inches.

      Please take care with this measurement and give it to us accurately. We really want your gloves to look perfect, and not be too loose or too tight. With your help we can get them just right!

      To convert centimetres to inches, divide by 2.54 - e.g. 23cm = 9 inches

      My measurement is below 8.5 or above 15.5 inches, what should I do?

      We will still be able to work to your specification, but please contact us before ordering.

      Upper arm fit

      For our Opera length gloves, we take a measurement for your upper arm fit to ensure the glove has a correct and flattering fit all the way up your arm. This measurement is the circumference of your arm, where the glove ends. Opera length gloves end 16 inches up from where your thumb meets your wrist.

      To take your upper arm fit measurement, pass a tape measure around your upper arm, 16 inches up from where your thumb meets your wrist. This is normally about halfway up your bicep. Have your arm outstretched but comfortable. The result, in inches, is your arm fit. Please round to the nearest 0.25 inches.

      Please take care with this measurement and give it to us accurately. We really want your gloves to look perfect, and not be too loose or too tight. With your help we can get them just right!

      To convert centimetres to inches, divide by 2.54 - e.g. 23cm = 9 inches

      My measurement is below 8.5 or above 15.5 inches, what should I do?

      We will still be able to work to your specification, but please contact us before ordering.

      Your preferred buttons

      On many of our gloves with a mousquetaire opening, we offer a choice of covered buttons (in the same fabric and colour as the gloves) or Swarovski crystal buttons. Please choose your preferred option.

      Covered buttons

      Covered buttons

      Crystal buttons

      Your preferred buttons

      On many of our gloves with a mousquetaire opening, we offer a choice of covered buttons (in the same fabric and colour as the gloves) or Swarovski crystal buttons. Please choose your preferred option.

      Covered buttons

      Covered buttons

      Crystal buttons

      We offer you a personal service

      Virtual personal shopping

      We’ve been dressing people for occasions for 77 years, we'd love to help you. Book a complimentary virtual personal shopping appointment by clicking

      We'll invite you into our showroom via video call and you can discuss your needs with one of our stylists.

      Phone (uk hours)

       +44 (0) 1273 920761

      Email

      hello@corneliajames.com

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      "In her eyes I see something more beautiful than the stars". This opera length pure silk glove has the traditional mousquetaire button opening on the inside of the wrist, to allow the hand to be removed from the glove without taking the glove off the arm. Elegance understated.

      Made From
      The silk that we use is a pure silk jersey knit that has been used for glovemaking for centuries. It has a lustrous gleam that only silk can deliver. There is no mistaking the real thing. If you'd like to see swatches of our Silk in various colours to help you decide, you can order them here.

      Dimensions
      Opera Length, 16 BL. This glove measures 16 inches from where the thumb seam meets the wrist to the hem at the top of the glove.


      Where is button length measured from
      Desdemona in the wild

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      Presentation box

      Every pair of gloves is delivered with care. Wrapped within our premium gift box, accompanied by a complimentary dust bag and handwritten note. It doesn’t get more personal than that.

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      Our glovemaking

      The hub of our glovemaking operation is a small, flint walled building that was built some 150 years ago to house dairy cows. All around us are pastures. A mile to the south, the green hills of the South Downs separate us from the salt seas of the English Channel.

      It takes a lot to make a good pair of gloves. Great fabrics, selected with great care from mills large and small, skill and people with a passion for making things just right.

      Almost everything we make is made to order. So that the person who is making your gloves knows exactly what you want in terms of glove size, style and dimensions.  They will also know your name and you will know theirs because, when they’ve finished your gloves and they’re completely happy with them, they will sign the tag to say so.

      Virtual Personal Shopping

      Our virtual appointments offer a hassle-free way to shop our collections, wherever you are around the world. From navigating the right glove for a specific event, to finding a perfect match for the big day, our dedicated team are on hand to help with the following:
      • Styling and product edits
      • Sizing, measuring and fit advice
      • Gift suggestions

      Your Time is Precious

      We’re here to work around your schedule. With our simple booking process, you select the time and day that works best for you. Virtual consultations are available Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00 BST.

      Tailored to You

      Just like our gloves, each appointment is bespoke. You’ll be asked to share any specific requests or queries when booking. This helps us pre-select suitable products, ensuring you get the most out of your 30 minute consultation.

      It’s complimentary, always.

      It’s not only the quality of our product that sets us apart, but our approach. We don’t believe in charging our customers for advice. As advocators of slow fashion, we endeavour to guide you in making the right decision. Our gloves transcend seasons, so take your time to consider your purchase. We're just happy to offer some friendly advice along the way.