Q: I’m having trouble finding gloves that fit me like—well, you know. Do any shops custom-make them?
A: We’ve got to hand it to LaCrasia (304 Fifth Avenue, at 31st Street; 212-803-1600; wegloveyou.com), one of the few shops in the country that still custom-cut men’s and women’s gloves. “A lot of gloves you buy are made like a cookie—they lay a piece of leather flat and cut, which means you get four sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large,” explains CEO Lacrasia Duchein. Master glove cutter Jay Ruckel (who has outfitted everyone from Denzel Washington and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to J.Lo and Britney Spears) rescues you from this Procrustean bed by tracing your fingers, measuring your knuckles and palms, then pre-stretching materials to create styles ranging from a half-finger scoop glove to a trendy, wide gauntlet with buckles. LaCrasia can craft your mitts in anything from a basic black leather to fuchsia suede and will even work with material you provide. We’re sure you’ll give it the thumbs-up. (From $100 to $200; allow one to two weeks.)