50s White Doeskin Opera Gloves - sz 7

SKU: 00270-001
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From the 1950s, a pair of creamy white doeskin leather opera gloves in their original box.

  • 3 faux-pearl buttons at the "mousequetaire" opening allows you to slip your hand in and out to dine (as etiquette dictates)
  • well over the elbow, which is what makes them true opera gloves, anything up to the elbow can only be called "evening" gloves
  • softest, supple leather
  • Made in Italy

Did you know that the proper name for these beauties is 22-Button Mousquetaire Opera Gloves? The word Button as used here is a glove-specific term that describes length, regardless of whether a pair has any buttons or not! 

Labels: Gimbels
Founded in Indiana, the company was already in business 23 years by the time it opened a NYC location in 1910. A personal favorite of mine, they (and B. Altman & Co.) had a wide selection of Madame Alexander dolls. In the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, Macy's Santa sent customers across the street to Gimbels, infuriating management.

Fiber: doeskin leather

Condition: very minor signs of age, such as slightest discoloration on the palm side of the fingers and the ghosts of fold lines

about 21"/53cm long from tip of middle finger
middle finger itself is about 2.5"/5cm long
across palm is 3.25"/8.25cm
across end of gloves at opening is >5.5"/14cm, so about 11"/28cm+ around (and has give)

The phrase "fits like a glove" means more than "fits well," it means it fits very snuggly indeed (not tight or constricting, but like a second skin). It's a bit of a process to get well-fitting gloves on -- don't expect to don and doff them repeatedly all evening. They should be on when you leave the house. Be patient -- the results are well worth it. And yes, you can use your touch screen gadgets while wearing them!

 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Notes: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 


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