Materials and Cuts
Different materials used in the making of a glove need to be cut and stitched through different methods to ensure a perfect, comfortable fit. The different types of cut patterns and sewing style used in the making of GM leather gloves include:
Thumb designs have a significant impact on the functionality and comfort of a leather glove. The most common thumb cut patterns are:
Gunn Cut vs Clute Cut Patterns
The way a glove is cut determines its dexterity and how it can be used efficiently for its intended purpose. There are two types of cut patterns, each fulfilling specific usage requirements.
In the Gunn cut pattern, the entire back, palm, little finger and index finger are cut from one piece of leather. The two middle fingers are cut from another piece and sewn separately to reduce bulkiness and increase dexterity. This cut pattern is ideal for work instances where a stronger grip is required with a perfectly fit glove that offers better wear and comfort.
In the Clute cut pattern, the palm of the glove is free of stitching with all four fingers cut from the same leather piece. For the backside, each finger is cut on a separate piece of leather. This form of the cut pattern allows for greater flexibility and a roomier fit.
There are multiple types of cuff styles, designed for specific uses.
The style you choose depends on your daily usage, your preference for protection, and your comfort level.
How a wrist style is stitched impacts glove fit and comfort levels. Three most common wrist style cuts are: