When "Large" gloves aren't large enough

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  1. wirehead

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    I have big hands and thick fingers.

    I can't seem to find any gloves that will fit them. I tried on "Large" size at the local photo place, but that's not big enough. I couldn't get my hand through the wrist part.

    I looked at the usual online merchants and came up blank. Does anybody sell "Really Freaking Huge" sized cotton gloves?
     
  2. John Bartley

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    Me too. Try the safety supply stores. That's the only place I was able to find "side of beef" sized hand coverings ...

    cheers from a neanderthal :smile:
     
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    Does Geico discriminate against you too?
     
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    What's Geico ??
     
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    Car insurance company that discriminates against cavemen in their commercals
     
  6. John Bartley

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    Ahhh - see what I miss by not watching much TV ??:rolleyes:
     
  7. Markok765

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    yep, but at least ur in the darkroom a lot
     
  8. Dave Parker

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    Sorry...did read it all the first time.

    Omega/Satter used to carry cotton gloves in extra/extra large sizes.

    Dave
     
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    Easy. Just go on a hand diet.
     
  10. blansky

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    I know what you're talking about.

    I have the exact same problem with condoms.

    Michael
     
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    Sure you dont need to special order extra small?
     
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    Kid humor. You gotta love it.


    Michael
     
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    You're about as funny as being set on fire. In fact, you'd be funnier if you were on fire, please remedy this as soon as possible.
     
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    I really wonder Marko, do you think you are cute?
     
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    Dear Michael,

    Inner tubes may solve the problem. The inner tubes for my Land Rover are rather over 10 inches in diameter when inflated/fully stretched, and when cut, the tube is over four feet long: enough for two, probably, unless you are better endowed than I.

    The curvature is no great problem if you cut them right. A simple knot in the end will suffice, sealed with contact adhesive BEFORE knotting (or indeed wearing).

    Yes, you lose some sensitivity but it's a small price to pay.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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    Psst, Michael:














    You're not supposed to put condoms on your hands:wink:

    Matt