Leather is hot this season and with all of the major designers introducing it into their new collections and it is not hard to see why. Leather is such a durable and elegant material. Functional and fashionable, masculine and elegant, leather clothing is this season’s hottest look.
Men purchase leather accessories all the time with wallets, briefcases, belts and shoes so it is not unfamiliar territory for most men. So, it’s time to branch out and get some leather clothing that will make more of a statement. Leather gloves are perfect for people who want to make a statement that is also practical.
A man wearing leather gloves conjures up a certain image; whether he is engaged in some physically demanding activity like driving, rodeo-riding, skiing and motorcycling or whether or he simply going out on an evening, be it a casual or formal event, you’re sure to discover the fashionable versatility that a pair of leather gloves can bring.
A little leather can go a long way toward making a positive statement while a lot of leather can look, just wrong. That is why leather gloves are so perfect. They can be worn for any occasion and a pair of leather gloves goes with anything that you choose to wear. Once you are hooked you’ll find yourself wearing a pair more often that you thought.
Quality men’s leather clothing is not cheap especially Lambskin which can be a bit pricier but the softness and fall of the clothing make it worth the expense. However you can choose gloves that are either made with real leather or synthetic leather. Not everybody can afford real leather but synthetic leather, on the other hand, is more accessible for anyone, regardless of his or her budget. You can even buy a good looking pair for as low as $5, and they are just as durable as leather gloves and only you will know that they are not real leather.
As well as making an elegant fashionable statement, leather gloves are quite prominent fixtures in popular culture as well. Think of leather gloves in the movies and Neo, Trinity and Morpheus’ pairs in the Matrix trilogy immediately come to mind. Another popular image is Mel Gibson’s pair in the post apocalyptic setting of the Mad Max films. Even Wesley Snipes’ Blade trilogy had his character sporting a fine pair of leather gloves.
All of these movies have one thing in common: They are all action-oriented films. But delve a bit deeper into the world of movies and you see how elegant and fashionable leather gloves can be like Julia Roberts’ character in My Best Friend’s Wedding, or Michelle Pfeifer’s sassy lawyer character in I Am Sam.
We spoke earlier of practicality. Leather gloves are not just pretty fashion statements. You cannot get warmer than a pair of real leather gloves. This, after all, is the primary function of a pair of gloves. The keep your hands cosy and warm because leather absorbs heat better than any other material so it will warm up your hands even under harsh climates. Your hands, particularly your fingers are among the most sensitive parts of your body. By providing them with heat, the body’s temperature will be able to resist the cold.
So forget the rough, tough guy image. Leather gloves are back and they make an elegant fashion statement as well serving a real practical use.