– an element of clothing (both male and female), put on hands to protect from the cold. Often used as an ornament, accessory, or as a protection of hands (for example, for health workers – from the penetration of infection).


In some sports (for example, in boxing), gloves are a mandatory part of the outfit. The role of gloves was also symbolic. They used to call for a duel (duel).

Homeland of gloves – Europe.

Wrong opinion. For the first time gloves appeared in ancient Egypt. Initially, they were made without finger covers, that is, as mittens, and they were used to protect hands with food.

Gloves as a sign of dedication were received only by knights.

Gloves were given when bishops were introduced, as a sign of privilege – representatives of the urban estate.

Since long ago gloves from laika were sewn in Russia.

No, the first gloves (“gloved hand mittens”), which were the privilege of members of the upper class (the common people wore mittens) were of cloth or were knitted by hand. Only at the beginning of the XIX century in Russia began to produce husk – softly made skin, from which thin, well-shaped and soft gloss gloves were made.

Gloves should exactly match the color of shoes (handbags, hats).

Not necessary. Gloves can be in harmony with the rest of the toilet (for example, knitted gloves are best combined with a knitted hat of the same color and texture), can be a contrasting spot that attracts attention.

Gloves with a fringe can be worn with anything.

Yes, but there are exceptions. Absolutely do not look such gloves in combination with a fur coat or a coat with sleeves trimmed with fur.

Perfectly sit on the hand long gloves on the buttons.

Indeed, a number of buttons will provide a good fit, but, at the same time, can cause a lot of inconvenience: long button up, buttons can come off, hurt for something. Therefore, it is best to give preference to long gloves made of stretch materials, the buttons can be at the wrist (small and inconspicuous).

The glove will have to be removed when you shake hands, in addition, wearing it, you will have to give up rings, bracelets, etc.

Mistaken opinion – when you shake hands, you do not need to remove the glove. Therefore, going, for example, to the theater, you can safely put on rings, bracelets, watches on top of gloves. But at a dinner party to remove gloves all the same have (except – mitts, ie long gloves without fingers – they can not be removed). If they are equipped with buttons – you can simply unfasten them, pull off the part “with fingers” (and wrap it like a cuff), push the brush into the cut.

In gloves it is inconvenient to work with gadgets.

Designers have long noticed that working with gloves is problematic with some devices, and sometimes it is impossible. Because the gloves “i5hot” were developed with removable fingers (large and index – this is enough). These gloves are designed specifically not to interfere with the happy owners of modern technology (iPod, iPhone, mp3 player, mobile phone, PDA and especially touch screen devices) to use it and still not freeze.

The finest gloves are lace or tulle.

This is not quite true. After all, if you look at history, you can find a mention of gloves made of cobwebs that were made for Louis XIV.

Gloves either decorate, or protect your hands from cold, or provide sterility. On this their function is exhausted.

This is not quite true. After all, there are a lot of gloves of all kinds and purposes. For example, boxing gloves, baseball, for motorcyclists, bicyclists, billiard players, computer (capable of replacing the keyboard and mouse). But the “smart gloves” invented in France are called upon to perform the most interesting function: they allow to determine the ripeness of fruits by touch.Thanks to built-in sensors, such a glove can inform the owner of a lot of useful information (the size of the fruit, the content of sugar and other chemical compounds, resistance to shock, etc.), obtained by contact, for example, with orange. This will help determine the best time for harvesting.

The more expensive the gloves, the better.

Not always. For example, Italian, French and English gloves, the cost of which is almost double the price of “garment for hands” made in Hungary and Romania, for all its elegance does not warm at all. This fact must be taken into account if you want to purchase not only an exquisite toilet part, but also a practical and warm thing.

All leather gloves are the same.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Even if genuine leather was used for tailoring products, the properties of gloves can vary greatly depending on the country of manufacture and on what kind of leather was used. When buying gloves, it should be remembered that the lowest-quality ones are made in China (imperfect technologies, unstable dyes, poor-quality material). Gloves sewn in the factories of Russia, meet all world standards of quality, their only drawback – a discreet appearance. The most suitable for our climate – Hungarian and Romanian gloves (Hungarian are made, usually from soft leather, Romanian – more coarse). Italian, English and French gloves, as a rule, look very nice and stylish, but it will not get warmer from them. Leather suede gloves are much warmer than leather, but they wear out quickly, and they are much more difficult to look after.

Strength and ability to warm even in severe frost depends on the skin of which gloves are made.

For example, the most naughty and warm gloves are made from deerskin leather, but they look a little rough (for a gift to a man – an ideal option). In second place in strength – goat and pork skin, on the third – sheep, which at the same time is more affordable, and the products sewn from it look very elegant.

Quality gloves are not easy to choose.

Indeed, in our time there are many fakes, but, nevertheless, having some knowledge, you can make the right choice. If you are interested in which country and what kind of animal gloves were made, pay attention to some small details:
– Surface structure (for quality gloves made of genuine leather on the surface – barely noticeable hairiness);
– Turn the product out and examine the seams. The stitches must be even, neat. The edge must be sutured, not glued;
– The presence of lining (in good leather gloves it must be mandatory);
– To check the “durability” of the dye, rub the glove with a wet cloth (or a salted finger) – the trace should not remain.

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