Gloves without fingers
Gloves are meant to keep your hands warm, so why would you buy a pair without fingers? Your fingers will be cold first, won’t they? Not everyone knows your fingers remain warm if your hands are warm. One of the advantages of gloves without fingers is that they still allow you to grasp small things like keys or money.
Should vintage gloves be made of leather?
Everyone looking for a nice pair of vintage gloves should first take a look at the various fashion styles of the past century. After all, there are all kinds of gloves. First of all, you must ask yourself why you need them, for decoration purposes, to protect you from the cold or to get a good grip for example if you climb into your triumph spitfire cabrio.
Leather provides a good grip
Leather gloves are smooth and provide a good grip. However, they are not water-resistant. On the contrary, the extremely thin gloves with holes, made of chamois, can absorb moisture and dry up pretty fast. In short, leather is not very practical for gloves, especially not as fashionable accessory for your vintage outfit. Usually, leather is a bit common as well or at least is slightly associated with SM.
Gloves to put on your stockings
Real ladies will probably remember them, the thin lace gloves you used to put on your stockings to avoid they won’t ladder. These gloves don’t protect you from the cold but make sure your hands feel really soft. In the past century bare hands were indecent! So, it was a sign you were upper-crust if you covered your hands and your arms with long gloves. Besides, it protected your pale skin against the sun. Women with brown arms came from the working class, they had to work outside! Real ladies, of course, were sitting under a sunshade, while enjoying a high-tea.