The history of sizes
Each hand shape is different (wide, tight, square, tapered etc.) and each hand can have particular fingers length. That's why is so important to know how to find your real size, and here are some tips for you. The unit of measurement for gloves sizes is in French inches, and one inch corresponds to 2,7 cm. Imagine that this measure derives from the twelfth of Charlemagne's foot!
To find the gloves size, just take a tape and measure the width of the palm along the entire circumference. Once you have the length in centimeters, you can easily divide by 2.7 (the French inch) and that's it. The procedure is the same for women's and men's sizes, try it on your hand! Below, you can find a list with all the correspondences from centimeters to gloves size :