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Gloves are an item of clothing (both male and female) worn on the hands to protect from the cold. It is often used as a decoration, accessory, or as a protection for hands (for example, among medical workers - from infection).
In some sports (for example, in boxing) gloves are a mandatory part of the equipment. The role of the gloves was also symbolic. They were used to challenge them to a duel.
The birthplace of gloves is Europe. Misconception. Gloves first appeared in Ancient Egypt. They were originally made without finger covers, that is, as mittens, and were used to protect the hands while eating.
Only knights received gloves as a sign of initiation. Bishops received gloves when they were ordained, and as a sign of privileges - representatives of the urban class.
For a long time in Russia they sewed gloves from huskies. No, the first gloves ("glove gloves"), which were the privilege of the upper class (the common people wore mittens), were made of fabric or knitted by hand. Only at the beginning of the 19th century in Russia began to produce huskies - softly dressed leather, from which thin gloves that retain their shape well and have a soft sheen were made.
Gloves must match exactly the color of the shoes (handbags, hats). Not necessary. Gloves can be in harmony with the entire 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.
Fringe gloves can be worn with anything. Yes, but there are exceptions. Such gloves do not look at all in combination with a fur coat or coat with sleeves trimmed with fur.
Long gloves with buttons fit perfectly on the hand. Indeed, a number of buttons will provide a good fit, but at the same time, it can cause a lot of inconvenience: buttoning for a long time, buttons can come off, hurt for something. Therefore, it is best to give preference to long gloves made of stretch materials, while buttons can be at the wrist (small and inconspicuous).
The glove will have to be removed when shaking hands, in addition, having put it on, you will have to give up rings, bracelets, etc. Misconception - you don't need to take off your glove when shaking hands. Therefore, going to the theater, for example, you can safely wear rings, bracelets, watches over gloves. But at a dinner party, you still have to take off your gloves (with the exception of mitts, i.e. long gloves without fingers - you can leave them on). If they are equipped with buttons, you can simply unfasten them, pull off the part "with fingers" (and wrap it like a cuff), stick a brush through the cut.
Gloves are inconvenient to work with gadgets. Designers have long noticed that working with some devices with gloves is quite problematic, and sometimes even impossible. Therefore, the i5hot gloves were developed with removable fingers (thumb and forefinger are enough). Such gloves are specially designed so as not to interfere with the happy owners of modern technology (iPod, iPhone, mp3 player, mobile phone, PDA and especially devices with a touch screen) to use it and not freeze.
The thinnest gloves are lace or tulle. This is not entirely true. After all, if you turn to history, you can find a mention of web gloves that were made for Louis XIV.
Gloves either decorate, or protect hands from the cold, or provide sterility. This is where their function ends. After all, there are many gloves of very different types and purposes. For example, boxing gloves, baseball gloves, for motorcyclists, cyclists, billiard players, computer gloves (capable of replacing the keyboard and mouse). But the most interesting function is designed to perform the "smart gloves" invented in France: they allow to determine the ripeness of fruits by touch. Thanks to the built-in sensors, such a glove can provide the owner with a lot of useful information (the size of the fruit, the content of sugar and other chemical compounds in it, resistance to impacts, etc.) obtained by contact, for example, with an orange. This will help determine the best time to harvest.
The more expensive the gloves are, the better they are. Not always. For example, Italian, French and English gloves, the cost of which is almost twice the price of "clothes for hands" made in Hungary and Romania, for all their elegance do not warm at all. This fact must be taken into account if you want to purchase not only an exquisite piece of the toilet, 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 sewing products, the properties of gloves can vary greatly depending on the country of origin 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, low-quality material). Gloves made in Russian factories meet all international quality standards, their only drawback is their discreet appearance. The most suitable for our climate are Hungarian and Romanian gloves (Hungarian, as a rule, are made of soft leather, Romanian are coarser). Italian, English and French gloves, as a rule, look very nice and stylish, but they will not get any warmer. An order of magnitude warmer than leather suede gloves, but they wear out quickly, and it is much more difficult to care for them.
Durability and ability to warm even in severe frost depends on the leather from which the gloves are made. For example, the most wearable and warmest gloves are made of deerskin, but they look a little rough (ideal for a gift to a man). In second place in terms of strength are goatskin and pigskin, in third place is sheep skin, which at the same time is more affordable, and products made from it look very elegant.
Choosing quality gloves isn't easy. Indeed, in our time there are many fakes, but, nevertheless, with some knowledge, you can make the right choice. Having asked in which country and from which animal skin the gloves were made, pay attention to some small details:
- Surface structure (quality natural leather gloves have barely noticeable hairiness on the surface);
- Turn the product out and examine the seams. The lines should be straight and neat. The edge should be hemmed, not glued;
- The presence of a lining (in good leather gloves it must be required);
- To check the "strength" of the dye, rub the glove with a wet cloth (or a finger moistened with saliva) - no trace should remain.