Searching for a glove that fits perfectly? Leather gloves offer different looks for each need, functionality and style. Often, leather will stretch to conform to the hand with repeated wear. Designer gloves add an extra touch of quality.
Gloves generally come in three layers: the shell, the insulating layer and the liner. Leather absorbs heat and retains warmth. Many of these gloves are waterproof; if not, waterproofing agents are available to treat at home. Versatile for casual or dress, work or play, leather gloves block out the wind and are commonly lined with silk or wool. Cashmere gloves and lining provide the feel of luxury for supreme comfort. Thinsulate lining is a thin lining designed for ultra-warmth while keeping the fingers looking slender.
Not only can leather protect hands from potential on-the-job hazards, leather also protects from the elements. Out of the material options for gloves, leather is durable and long-lasting. Many designer gloves made of fleece, nylon, rayon and acrylic fibers often have a leather patch on the palm of the hand for grip. Because of the dependability and quality, leather gloves make a great gift.
What are the gloves for? If they're intended for driving or motorcycling, look for gloves that allow the hands to feel the steering wheel without restricting movement. Ventilated knuckles and short cuffs are also a plus. Fingerless gloves with fabric cuffs are great for driving.
For winter protection from the cold elements, lining should be soft, light and warm. Make sure the gloves match the winter coat, and consider embellishing the look with other accessories like a coordinating hat and scarf. In areas that have humid winters, the waterproof nature of the shell is important for activities such as shoveling snow, scraping frost and old-fashioned snowball fights. Dryer winters require a little more warmth and insulation. To better protect the skin in areas subject to icy winds, consider a glove that covers beyond the wrist high enough to tuck into the winter coat. It doesn't hurt to own a pair of gloves for general use and a separate dress pair for more formal occasions.
A glove with quilting on the surface of the outer layer provides a little extra warmth. For an extra touch of elegance, try on a pair of extra long gloves. Suede leather provides a soft, stylish texture. For a glamorous appeal, consider gloves with faux fur cuffs.
For gloves that are durable, warm and long-lasting, try on a pair of leather gloves at Macy's.