X-Wing / Tie Pilot glove details

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RBJ

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I know I’ve heard a bunch of things over the years about screen used pilot gloves. Were they made by production, a found item or a combination of both? I think a set was for sale here once. Here’s what I remember from over the years but not sure how accurate it is...any info or pics would be appreciated

-leather glove
-vinyl gauntlet
-thin white cotton liner
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Dart

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As with most things Star Wars, they vary. I believe they were old motorcycle gloves.

Some pilots had gloves like this but with shorter cuffs, others with the length you have here. They look about right, so that's good. Continuity was never SW's strong suit. :D
 

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thd9791

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That's quite interesting that the cuffs (or whatever term) are vinyl and the gloves are leather. This is new to me, and like everything in star wars, stupid and fascinating
 

Mara Jade's Father

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About 15-20 years ago I came to the conclusion that they made the gloves by converting some found work/motorcycle gloves into the costume item by adding a vinyl cuff.

It's not that hard. After looking at all the motorcycle, renaissance, etc... gloves on the market. i just made my own. I found a pair of gloves that had the similar thickness and seam construction. They were motorcycle gloves, that had a small gauntlet cuff. I removed the small cuff and added a new cuff based off a pattern I made. I was able to do it on the sewing machine. They came out very nice.
 

geordietrooper

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i'm pretty sure they were off the shelf found parts not made up Frankenstein gloves , i found Holden's in the uk selling them but sold out permanently before i could save up for a pair :sleep: ( that's what happens when you share info before you buy lol ) i think the price was around £60/£70

just like the ones posted in my found parts thread cotton liner in the glove no liner in the cuff gauntlet part just plain
i remember the gloves that were for sale on here years back i might have the pics saved :unsure:

this is a pic comparison made by sam a ukg member of the Holden's i found years ago and i think the lfl gloves might be the ones that were for sale here. info on bottom of pic

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