Button Length: In the "glove world" the length of the glove from the base of the thumb at the wrist to the hem is measured in a term called "buttons" where one "button" equals about one inch. This word is a derivative of a French unit of measurement. In other words, a four-button glove is not decorated with four buttons, it is merely 4 inches from the base of the thumb to its hem.
Glove Sizing: To determine your glove size, you will need a measuring tape. Place the beginning of the tape on your index-finger knuckle and bring the tape across the other knuckles. Continue moving the tape arround the palm side of the hand until the tape touches the point where you got started. Do not include your thumb. Gently make a fist . The point where the tape now meets is your glove size.
Typically, women wear numerical sizes 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5 or 8 in leather styles. Fabric gloves with a high degree of stretch such as satin and velvet are " one size fits all" size. Other fabrice styles with a moderate abount of stretch such as cotton and silk styles range to sizes (A and B) with Size A fitting numerical had sizes 6 and 6.5 and Size B fitting had sizes 7, 7.5 and 8.
A fine leather glove should fit snugly and should not bag on the hand. Fine, soft glove leather will stretch with the hand. This is wherre the phrase " Fits like a glove" originated! When removing a glove, never pull on the cuff. Fold back the wrist of the glove and work it gently over your fingers.