It is an accessory that we finally think little, despite all the interest it presents. Especially at this moment!
When winter comes or you buy a pair of Driver Gloves or Mechanic Gloves, a pair of gloves may be your best friend. Maybe the subject seems very simple and you say: ” Just try several models to find its size, then choose a nice leather. “
There are, however, several points to check, from the type of leather to the lining, through the details that make all the difference …
Because putting your hands in your pockets is not always enough!
WHAT LEATHER FOR A PAIR OF GLOVES?
There are different types of leather adapted to the glove, each with its specificities. A short overview.
It is a leather with a very marked grain, generally marked by the presence of deep enough pores . It’s a little rough, so not amazing to make gloves …
However, this is one of the least expensive options.
More and more, we find the pork leather worked in suede. Remember to read the labels. (Lafayette Gallery Model)
Well tanned, the leather of deer marks little folds.
Because of its particularly grainy appearance and rigidity, it gives off a rather rustic dimension.
Rather popular, some brands offer elegant interpretations of the deer gloves. Here, a Burberry model.
THE FAMOUS PECCARY
It comes from a wild pig from South America.
Peccary is often considered as the ultimate glove. In addition to a very soft touch, it offers great flexibility .
For the anecdote, it is also the leather that best supports water.
It is one of the most flexible skin, if not the most flexible: it is therefore ideal for the glove.
Its fine grain lends itself well to coloring and ages nicely.
A sober and effective design on this pair Agnelle.
Quite thick, almost baggy, it lacks suppleness.
It is used mainly for motorcycle accessories , not allowing for really interesting renderings in classic gloves.
GOAT OR KID LEATHER
More resistant than lamb, it is equally flexible. Its more visible grain makes it a good alternative for who would like a pair with a little character.
It does not really matter except for its association with wool 1.
We get gloves that are very warm but may lack elegance – at least for a dressy style. They will fit more easily in workwear looks, for example.
In general, you already know how to recognize a quality leather: thin and narrow pores, homogeneous skin, which crumples little … The same principles apply to gloves!