Ok, from time to time I have to give advice to the men of this world too!
This email just came in from Bill K.:
Motorcycle Glove fitment by brand question.... I have fat hands with short fingers. My last two purchases of higher quality gloves went poorly. I got some alpinestars based on finger length, and they were so tight around the palm the actually burst a seam. So I got a set of Lee Parks gloves ($ouch) based on girth around the knuckles (where they fit perfectly), and they are too long for my fingers. I'm hoping after a few good rain rides, they will shrink shorter to fit, but who knows...can you recommend a brand that caters to the "fat hands and short fingers" market?
Actually, I have found a few brands to fit wider hands and shorter fingers. My favorite quality glove with this kind of fit and shape is Held. (http://www.heldusa.com)
And the fit is not as narrow in the wrists/palms as other brands that I've seen (for men and women). For an all around glove, I'd recommend the Steve Classic:
Not only does it start in a size 6 (perfect for teeny tiny, XS hands. I'm a 6.5/7) but you can order this glove in short or long sizes! I havent' seen any other gloves on the market that offer this option.
If you want a glove with more protection, Held has a great line of sport gloves with stronger gauntlets and more armor too. Unfortunately those aren't offered in short/long.
The Kangaroo Curve is a slightly shorter, but well ventilated glove for summer:
They have over 80 types of motorcycle gloves, so hopefully they offer something that you need!
And I almost forgot, 2 more brands to consider, Cortech and Tourmaster. They tend to have a wider stance in the palms and shorter fingers.