Leather Gloves

Leather gloves have been worn by men and women of all ages around the world for many years because of their durability and versatility These gloves are made from a variety of leather material such as lambskin, sheepskin, deerskin, rabbit fur, elk skin, kangaroo, goatskin, pigskin, Cabretta and Nappa. The properties and characteristics of leather make them an ideal material for protective gloves and for work gloves. Besides keeping the hands warm and helping to protecting them from work related injuries, they are also commonly worn as casual and fancy dress wear by men and women.

Leather is a material that is manufactured through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of various animals, mainly cows. Leather that still has the fur attached to it generally known as fur. Because there are so many types of leather, the product itself may vary greatly in its properties and characteristics from one type of leather to the next. Depending on the type of leather, your gloves may shrink and become stiff if they are exposed to water and then dried. They may also lose some of their color. If you oil your leather gloves and leather work gloves frequently with mink oil, neats foot oil or a similar material, it will help to keep the leather it and should improve its lifespan tremendously.

Most leather gloves are made out of soft and supple leather and they do not greatly reduce the tactile sensation of the hands. While it is possible to do regular work such as gardening, driving, moving furniture and rough lumber logging work, it is not possible to accurately play string musical instruments with them on or perform other delicate types of work which requires the full feeling of your hands and fingers. They type of leather gloves you will use as work wear depends on the type of job you are doing. If you need a lot of feeling and mobility in your fingers you will need thinner gloves and if the primary reason for wearing the gloves is to keep warm, you may wear thicker gloves that are fur lined to keep warm.

There are many types of leather gloves that are suited for different professions and pastimes. Some popular types of leather gloves include: deerskin gloves, dress gloves, Italian leather gloves, long leather gloves for women, motorcycle gloves, opera gloves, white leather bridal gloves, police gloves, gauntlets, sap gloves, shooting gloves, winter gloves, Damascus gloves and ram tough gloves. Leather gloves are also available in a variety of sizes, colors and styles.

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