Fingerless gloves, though quirky, have many practical uses… once seen as not cool, they’re now-cool. They are becoming a celeb craze all of sudden. Stars and fashion icons alike, such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga, are often seen wearing them.
The celeb following sees sales on the up for the Dents fingerless variety or ‘glovelettes’ as they are nicknamed, with the Dents Faux Suede Fingerless Glove (£16) as one of this year’s best sellers !
Now for the science bit! Fingerless gloves combine the full tactile sensitivity of bare fingers with warmth and protection for the rest of the hand. They are a very common accessory in driving (cut Off Driving Gloves , £45)
cycling, sailing, and many other activities that aren’t as healthy for your well-being, such as smoking. Some people find they allow computer typing or phone texting while reducing painful symptoms of arthritis, tendinitis and carpal-tunnel syndrome. They are also preferred by many for mixed martial arts, giving the knuckle the protection that boxing gloves do, while still allowing the finger freedom that grappling requires. They’ve picked up popularity on college campuses, where libraries need to keep their cool for the preservation of books (or maybe it’s just hard to heat a room that big, ha-ha), yet students still need finger dexterity in order to type on computers. They are now a popular glove for women and men (Cut Off Men’s Finger Driving Gloves , £40), and not just because it’s easier to use your iPhone. Leisure or practicality is usually a man’s reason for wearing them, but for women, what was once seen as a scruffy wool knit glove, is becoming a glamorous social accessory when made from soft leather with cut outs and bows, which allow you to show off your perfect pillar box red painted talons, while taking sips from your glass of mulled wine.
Dents of England has handmade the world’s finest leather gloves since 1777. Today, the best traditions of this time-honoured craft are combined with contemporary design and luxury leather in stylish accessories including gloves, wallets, and belts.
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