Post # 1
Hello ladies (and perhaps the occasional gent,)
My question is a simple one. Would you wear ladies gloves, assuming they were readily available and la mode, for commuting, running errands and/or driving? I’m curious as to why the trend has died out with the 60s? Too cumbersome? Too hot? Uncomfortable? Not practical?
Please give me your reasons for why you would or would no wear gloves on a daily basis when out and about.
I choose to wear them as I hate the feeling of my hands when I get home after a commute in nyc. I barely touch anything on the trains yet my hands still feel grimey and unclean. I also have a few handbags that did not come cheap and I don’t like to sully the top handles with my lotioned or sweaty hands during the warmer months.
Please note that I am not talking about regular winter wool or heavy leather gloves but linen gloves: Cotton, silk, satin, lace, mesh or polyester-blend and perhaps some fine/light leathers.
Post # 2
FleeSircus: I wear leather gloves when I need to for cold weather, but not really interested in extending the look year round.
Post # 3
Nope. I think they’re elegant at parties, weird in the every day.
Post # 4
I think to pull the look off, you have to dress a certain way. Most people do not dress in that way. Even when I am dressed up for work (say in heels, and black pants, and a blouse) – I would look ridiculous in ladies gloves. I commute in NYC as well. I just wash my hands when I come into the office or into the house.
I wore them at cotillion as a child, and then when I was a debutante, and that’s it.
Post # 5
I agree with Carobee. But you know, NYC commuters wear whatever works for them. Seeing women walking in pencil skirts and sneakers is not uncommon! I would consider the gloves if I was still working in NYC, but only for the commute, not for going out with friends or anything.
Post # 6
Thanks guys – I appreciate the feedback!
Keep ’em coming!
Post # 7
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The leather ones in winter look cute, but I wouldn’t wear them the rest of the seasons. They look a bit matronly in my opinion, plus I’m in Texas so the rest of the time it’s pretty hot here I don’t think I could tolerate them
Post # 8
None of my winter ones are wool, and I usually don’t wear leather ones, but I only wear winter ones, although they get use whenever it’s cold, which includes fall & spring.
Post # 9
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I wear them! But I also dress in the fashions of the 1940s and 1950s every day. Love my gloves! 🙂
Post # 10
I am all too familiar with that dirty NYC feeling (um, sorry NYC, I can’t think of a nicer word for it!)
I say go for it- maybe not paired with yoga pants, but I think it could work with office attire!
Post # 11
I wish they would come back in full form, they are such a finished look, imo. I own several pairs that go with certain dresses and I wear them when the occasion calls for it. I would probably wear them more often if I commuted like you do, personally, I find wearing them for commuting an excellent idea.
Post # 12
In the winter I am always wearing gloves, I still have yet to find a leather pair that i love which can be worn inside and out for when I need to drop in to sign papers and stuff.
My main reason for not wearing these gloves all year round is that it just wouldn’t be comfortable… my ring needs to be taken off when I wear gloves that are too tight to my skin, any looser and I’d need to take them off to do anything.
I’m actually thinking of finding a fashionable pair of gloves to wear whenever I take the transit for my new job, I HATE holding onto those poles because I have a condition where I am always rubbing at my eyes… not a good combination!
I would applaud any woman who actually wore gloves like this on a regular basis, it looks so cool to me but I am not confident enough to pull it off.
Post # 13
I have a large collection of nice leather and cashmere gloves, rotate through them daily, and really don’t feel like my winter outfits are complete without them. They’re also a must have for rush hour commuting because the train rails are disgusting to touch. I take mine off when I take my wool coat off, but the ones I like are thin and delicate enough that if I’m walking through an underground concourse (there’s a city underneath the city in Toronto) or through a mall, I’ll keep them on.
In warmer months, I don’t wear gloves. I just don’t know how I could without looking silly, and I’m pretty image-conscious. I do wish that wearing ladies’ gloves was de rigueur, because I absolutely would love to wear some fine silk gloves daily, so the same reasons as you – the city is disgusting.
Post # 14
ElayneRunner: I flip my ring inward (towards the palm of my hands) when I put on my leather gloves. I like my gloves very form fitting. You can see my knuckles through my gloves when I move my hands, but I don’t have a problem with my ring when I flip it.
Post # 15
FleeSircus: For cold, yes. I have a selection of gloves, and I think they sometimes pull the outfit together. I have some that coordinate with my coats, or match my toque. Leather gloves can look pretty suave and elegant. That said, we have an 8 month winter where I NEED them so I’m definitely not interested in wearing them if I don’t have to.