What is MCR Safety’s color coding for the sizing of leather work gloves?

It is almost impossible to find two people exactly alike and made with the same hand size. We’re all unique, especially when it comes to hand size. To find your correct size, measure around your dominant hand below the knuckles, without including the thumb. When looking at the sizing chart, pick the size based on the measurements shown. A correct size glove will adapt itself to the exact shape of one’s hand.


Glove Size by Hem Colors
MCR Safety Hem Colors for leather work gloves


Can you wash leather work gloves?

In short, yes. How to clean leather work gloves is covered in-depth here.

How do you break in leather work gloves?

Wet forming leather gloves is one way to break in leather gloves. Sometimes just wearing them for a bit of time can help them break in and begin to form to your hand.

Do leather gloves work on touch screens?

Yes, if additional components have been added, like with our MO100 and MO200 leather gloves.

What do I do with old leather work gloves?

If there is still more life left in your gloves, then try washing them using our washing instructions. Also, there are commercial laundering companies that facilitate washing PPE.

How do you waterproof leather work gloves?

Goatskin is traditionally viewed as the most naturally water-resistant leather available, but an inner membrane liner is the surest and easiest way to waterproof leather gloves. There are new treatments like block oil and water that can provide waterproofing protection. Both of these types of gloves are covered in our Speciality Leather Glove section.

What is the softest leather for work gloves?

We recommend deerskin leather as the softest, most luxurious leather available on the market. Elkskin and goatskin are a strong second to deerskin.

What kinds of leather work glove are available?

A lot! You can find this information covered on each Leather Work Glove page, and we also include it in our Leather 101 page.

What is the toughest leather work glove?

Check out our Heavy-Duty Leather Work Glove page. Our Big Jake® glove is our toughest offering!

Are leather gloves good for electrical work?

Electrical work is dangerous and requires rubber protectors, first and foremost. Leather work gloves serve as only a secondary barrier over the top of the rubber protectors.

What are leather gloves used for?

We highlight many of the industries and applications for leather gloves on our main Leather Work Glove page.

How long does it take for leather to decompose?

It takes leather around 25-50 years to decompose. Tanned leather gloves typically take a little longer as a result of the tanning process.

How can I tell if my leather gloves are real leather or synthetic?

Natural leather gloves have an inconsistent pattern, whereas synthetic leather will be more consistent.

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