Gloves Jango Fett glove sources - retail comparison

Discussion in 'Jango Fett Costume' started by Azrok, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Azrok

    Azrok Member

    Hi, here's a comparison of some common retail-available gloves used for Jango Fett costumes.

    The brands below are Merona, Fownes Brothers, and Fratelli Orsini. Photographed in different lighting, followed by specs.

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    Notes
    - length: the gloves in the photos are a mix of sizes. Sure, there's a little variance for sizing, but more important is that first and third brands shown are standard length (called 2-button), and the middle one is long (called 4-button).

    - tab thingys: the little tabs at the wrist of some of the gloves in the photos assist in hanging the gloves on store racks and are intended to be removed after purchase (or finally completing one's Jango costume, ahem...)

    - availability: My experience has been that sellers' stocks of these gloves can be seasonal, most noticeable in limited of the larger sizes. As all the gloves shown below are womens categories, the larger sizes are thus the ones many guys would wear.

    - cost: may depend on seasonality. Amazon Prime membership eliminates U.S. shipping costs on some of the offerings. Anyway, seems to be USD$18-$20 for the Merona, USD$38 or so for the Fownes, and USD$54 for the Fratelli Orsini.

    - sizing: There are many sites with simple guides for how to measure your hand for glove sizing. I think I've even seen some info here on TDH, and there are also videos on YouTube. Not guides give you the same results, so I recommend measuring your hand(s) more than once, checking more than one guide to make a decision you're comfortable with. Here are a few links to some guides: Glove Sizing Chart - Leather Gloves Online and Measuring your Hand for Gloves.

    Also, some of these gloves are lined. If you can't find your size, a second choice may be to get the next-lowest available and cut the liner material out of them. That will give you a half size or so with the cashmere-lined ones, maybe not so much with the Thinsulate lining. Also, leather will stretch some with use.

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    Okay, on with the show:

    1. Indoor, no flash
    Jango_gloves_indoor_no_flash_zps943ea58d.jpg

    Indoor, with flash
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    Outdoor, sunlight, no flash
    Jango_gloves_outdoor_sunlight_no_flash_zps955bd831.jpg

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    Specs
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    Brand: Merona
    Outer: Leather
    Inner: Thinsulate
    Color: Teal
    Category: Womens
    Length: standard (2-button)
    Sizes: up to "Large/X Large"
    Notes: "Touch Tech." Touchscreen compatible. Stitch gathered at wrist on the inside face.
    Retailer: Target (store in USA), target.com, or eBay (seller: targetstores). There are also some Merona gloves on Amazon, but I don't see the blue, err, teal ones at time of this post
    Link: n/a at time of this post (seasonal)

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    Brand: Fownes (Fownes Brothers)
    Outer: lambskin leather
    Inner: cashmere
    Color: Navy Blue
    Category: women's
    Length: long (4-button)
    Sizes: Up to size 9 (XXXL)
    Notes: Comes with a fabric storage bag
    Retailer: amazon.com, sometimes Nordstrom department store (U.S.) and possibly Nordstrom Outlet stores
    Link: Amazon.com: Fownes Women's Cashmere Lined Navy Lambskin Leather Gloves 9/XXXL: Clothing

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    Fratelli_Orsini_zps111edb4c.jpg

    Brand: Fratelli Orsini
    Outer: lambskin leather
    Inner: cashmere
    Color: Navy
    Category: women's
    Length: standard (2-button)
    Sizes: Up to size 9
    Retailer: amazon.com or leatherglovesonline.com
    Link: Amazon.com: Fratelli Orsini Everyday Women's Italian Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves Size 8 1/2 Color Navy: Clothing
    and Women's Italian Cashmere Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves By Fratelli Orsini Everyday | Free USA Shipping at Leather Gloves Online

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    Bonus:
    Here's one more glove which was not in my photo comparison:

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    Brand: Fratelli Orsini
    Outer: lambskin leather
    Inner: silk
    Color: Navy
    Category: women's
    Length: standard (2-button)
    Sizes: Up to size 8.5
    Notes: Center vent on inner wrist/palm
    Retailer: leatherglovesonline.com
    Link: Women's Italian Cashmere Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves By Fratelli Orsini Everyday | Free USA Shipping at Leather Gloves Online


    Thanks for looking, and I hope this is useful to anyone interested.

    - Tom / Azrok
     
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  2. syllander

    syllander Active Member

    Thanks Tom! Quite helpful. Been looking but only casually as I wasn't sure about the brands. Wife has a prime account so I'll prolly just snag a set online after I determine my size....
     
  3. Gray

    Gray New Member

    You deserve a reward.
     
  4. xanthis02

    xanthis02 Jr Member

    I bought merona XL on ebay through target they had other sizes
     
  5. Mullreel

    Mullreel Well-Known Member

    This is a nice comparison thread. Thanks for posting.

    I have always used the Merona gloves. The oldest pair I have doens't have the touchscreen pad on the finger. But the new pairs do. It is nice to be able to answer or use your phone without taking the gloves off.
     
  6. hasenscharte

    hasenscharte Member

    Wow, this is a perfect roundup of the gloves available. Thanks for the work and sharing.

    Thanks to Mullreel I own a pair of Merona gloves and I think the outdoor, sunlight photo matches the color best.
    Maybe it's even a bit more greenish in real.
     
  7. StormyFett

    StormyFett New Member

    Thank you for this! I'll definitely check out the merona gloves now I'd love to be able to use my phone with my gloves. Thanks!
     
  8. StormyFett

    StormyFett New Member

    hmm...I've been looking for the merona navy gloves and cant seem to find them. I've checked ebay amazon and target...is it just too late in the season to find them?
     
  9. Azrok

    Azrok Member

    ^^That was the case when I searched this week at all the sources I listed for the Merona gloves.

    It basically took me two years of Fall/Winter seasons to get all the ones you see in the comparison photos (and additional ones of same brands in other sizes because I wasn't sure about fit) because I started looking too late in the first Fall/Winter. Which reminds me I need to add Nordstrom department stores to the first post as possible source for the Fownes gloves, will do that right after this post.

    Also, remember that the Merona ones are Teal, both in 'official color name' and in appearance, though a dark teal when you see them.
     
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  10. Mullreel

    Mullreel Well-Known Member


    They don't usually last long at the stores. I try to buy several pair each year when I see them at Target and then pass them on to other TDH members. But this late in the season I would imagine they are gone.
     
  11. A0050'sDad

    A0050'sDad New Member

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    A0050'sDad New Member

  13. Skyfire

    Skyfire Member

    Woman’s gloves tend to have plain tops (back of hand), where men’s have the extra stitching on top. So if you just want to make do, buy what you want. If you want the most movie accurate, follow the guide above.
     
  14. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    Thanks, This thread should help a lot. I just got my boots and I was trying to find gloves. But when you have wampa size hands, it can be hard to find gloves.
     
  15. A0050'sDad

    A0050'sDad New Member

    Fownes Women's Cashmere Lined Navy All Fingers Conductive Metisse Leather Gloves 9/XXXL

    These are what I ended up with and they look really good..... tight for my sausage fingers, but with a little gentle stretching........perfect
     

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