||Shearling Gloves…The Best Gloves for Women and Men – Hands Down!
||There is a large variety of leather gloves available for men and women, but your choice should depend on the use you will give them, and when and where you will use them. Leather gloves in general are winter classics for both men and woman, and much more durable, elegant and stylish than woolen gloves. They're also a lot warmer and better suited to protect delicate hands from very low temperatures
Which is why they're also more expensive than woolen gloves. But rest assured – whenever you buy a pair of quality leather gloves, you know they're a pair that will be with you for the rest of your life.
There are casual leather gloves and more formal ones that are better suited to evenings or formal events. There are also different types of leather, a wide range of colors and lining options. It is usually the type of leather that will make a pair of gloves more or less formal. Lambskin gloves, for example, are usually more supple and elegant. Together with elkskin, they are among the most supple, in fact. This is why they are not suited to heavy manual labor – they will be worn and torn easily. Shearling gloves, on the other hand, are thicker and bulkier because they still the have the lamb's wool on the inside.
Shearling is obtained from young lambs, and the hide is tanned with the wool still on it. The best quality pelts are chosen to make shearling gloves, which are hand cut by an expert craftsman. The stitching is also often done by hand. This means shearling gloves are not your run-of-the-mill pair of gloves but often the result of true craftsmanship. Shearling gloves are more expensive but well worth the price tag, as they are the most durable and will keep hands warm and toasty, even through heavy duty outdoor labor.
As far as types of closure are concerned, there are mainly three types: elasticized, cuffed or button closures. Cuffed closures are more common in shearling gloves with the wool lining showing at the cuffs. This may seem less elegant than button closures, but the cuffs fit more snugly around the wrists, thus effectively keeping the cold out.
But by no means are shearling gloves only suited to outdoor labor. They are also a great, stylish item these days, one that will complement any casual outfit. Men and women have different types of shearling gloves to choose from including mittens, hand-stitched or water-resistant gloves. Perfect for shoveling snow or trekking up the mountains!