I've been trying to buy a pair of gloves to replace my Held Profi's. Since Held began construction of their gloves in Pakistan (?) I've had seam failures with one pair and really bad fit with another. So, what to buy? My inclination is to go with the pricier names such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Teknics, Spidi, etc. Here's the problem: I've been to every motorcycle dealer and gear shop in norhteast CT and no one sells anything but ICON shorties, SHIFT, and the like. The local Cycle Gear is awash with the Frank Thomas house brand and three pairs of Dainese. But, that's about it. If you've ever tried to buy gloves on-line you know that a medium in one brand can be an XL in another. All I want is a damned pair of gloves that fit, protect and last a couple seasons. Very frustrating.