Gloves guide part 5

Reasons why EVERY man needs leather touchscreen gloves for winter

Gloves guide part 5

Driving gloves:

Originally developed due to the wooden steering wheels in the original Formula One cars, driving gloves have remained a staple in the gentleman’s wardrobe when driving luxury or sports automobiles. Obviously, you might look a little silly putting on leather driving gloves to take your kids to soccer practice in the Dodge Caravan, but if you own a Ferrari or a Rolls Royce, no one is going to give it a second thought. Not only does it assist with grip, but it also helps maintain soft leather that is often wrapping the steering wheel and shift knobs of luxury cars.

Fingerless gloves:

Fingerless gloves are exactly that. They have no fingers, or the fingers are cut at the first joint. Generally speaking, these gloves are used for protection as well, often having protective qualities for the hand, but still allowing freedom to the fingers. These are very popular with military and police snipers because it allows them to shoot easier. They are also quite popular with weightlifters, bikers, fishermen, and skateboarders.

Types of materials in gloves:

The list of materials and fabrics that have been used in gloves is extraordinary, but for those simply investing in a basic pair for daily wear, here are some of the most common materials used to make them:

Types of materials in gloves, number 1:

Often mistaken for peccary leather, Carpincho leather is derived from the capybaras, a semi-aquatic rodent native to South America. It has an effect similar to suede with a look similar to peccary, yet it is inferior to peccary leather in durability, and softness. As such it is also less expensive.

Types of materials in gloves, number 2:

Typically used in lower price gloves, cowhide is quite thick for a day or evening glove but is very suitable for those who either lose their gloves or want some winter protection.