How to Wear & Care for Gloves + Glove Color Tips


Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette. In
this fourth video of men’s gloves, I”m going to talk about how to wear and care for your
gloves. First, let’s talk about how to wear gloves.
Usually, you put them on when you’re at home and ideally, you want to make sure that you
are gentle with your gloves. Here’s how you do it. First, just put in your hand and pull gently
at the cuff. Second, you go with your finger in between the quirks to get it all in and
pull once more so they’re tight. Last but not the least, you button the button. In order
to maintain your gloves, make sure that they last for a long time, this is what you should
not do. Most people simply pull their glove with one finger and that’s all they do. This
puts a lot of strain on your glove and over time, it will be more wrinkly and a single
rip and it’s not good for the leather. Instead, what you should do first, you should open
the button. Second, you should gently pull on each finger just a little bit so you loosen
the glove. Then, take all the fingers and pull at the same time, that puts less strain
on your gloves and you’ll be able to wear them for much longer.Once you’ve pulled the
gloves off your hand, make sure that everything is flat and store them laying flat on top
of each other. Do not crumple them, it’s terrible for your gloves and they will be bad over
time. Always make sure they’re in shape and you store them flat. When you have white gloves
or white colored gloves, make sure not to put them right next to other gloves of very
dark colors because some of the colors may rub off and ruin your leather colored gloves.
When you’re outside wearing your gloves and you’re meeting somebody, it’s common customs
to remove the glove. Traditionally, it was also okay to leave the glove on but I think
in this day and age, it’s better to remove the glove to shake hands and put the glove
back on. If you’re curious about glove etiquette for evening wear, stay tuned for another video
about just evening gloves. In terms of glove colors and how to combine them, I’ve found
that you actually don’t need a lot of colors even though it’s really fun to have more of
them. The basic four colors I would recommend to every gentleman are these four; burgundy,
gray, a tan and a chamois yellow. Between those four colors, you can basically combine
anything in your wardrobe. No matter whether it’s black, navy, charcoal, grey, green, brown,
orange, yellow, you name it, you will have one pair of gloves that will work with it.
Of course, once you have these four colors, you always want to try something else. For
example, we have a petrol blue and we’re working on new colors as well so, stay tuned and there
are always more things you can add to your wardrobe to get those extra 5% that make you
look particularly dapper and elegant. If you want to buy your first pair of gloves and
you’re not sure what color, I suggest you either go with grey or chamois yellow. Grey
is preferable if you have an office job, you wear a lot of suits and it’s just something
that works well with classic, professional outfits.Chamois yellow on the other hand is
fantastic if you are in a more casual profession where the dress code is more relaxed. That
being said, I could also wear the coat I’m wearing right now or a grey overcoat with
chamois yellow. For the second pair of gloves, I recommend you go with the burgundy color.
Burgundy is great because it’s not as bright as chamois yellow but it’s a little more subtle
and it still works with a lot of colors. I assure you, you’ll get compliments once you
wear grey, yellow, petrol blue or burgundy gloves because they are unusual but they work
with your outfits and they go with so many things and people notice it and they will
be jealous. If you have a pair of peccary leather gloves, chances are, your lining will
wear out before the leather wears out so if that happens, you can have the lining. In
case your gloves ever get wet or they have water stains, what you do is make the entire
glove wet and you let them air dry. Not on the radiator, not with a hair dryer, just
air dry, flat, pull them to shape, let them dry and once the glove is dry, it’s going
to feel much harder but if you wear them a couple of times, it’ll be soft again. In order
to make them wet, just gently apply the water with your hand, don’t dunk them into the water
and never wring your gloves, that’s going to be bad for your leather, just treat them
very gently. In general, you do not need any polish for your gloves although it’s a natural
material and over the years, it may need some nourishment, just like a good leather couch
or a leather shoe, leather needs something and you can use clear shoe polish for example
that does not contain wax. That being said, you will probably not have to do that within
the first five to ten years. If you have any other questions about glove
maintenance, about how to buy them, feel free to reach out and if you want some wonderful
gloves and unusual colors with button closures of top quality, look in our shop. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to check
out our three other glove videos and sign up to our YouTube channel, I”m sure you’ll
enjoy.

17 thoughts on “How to Wear & Care for Gloves + Glove Color Tips

  1. Thanks a lot! Definitely having myself burgundy gloves.
    By the way, i'm having a hard time choosing glove color to par with Camel coat + black shoes. Black is boring and associated to murderers 🙂

  2. I am a teenager so I am still growing, therefore I wouldn't buy a glove from your store yet, but if there is a less expensive glove somewhere that isn't necessarily super high quality that you would recommend for both formal and casual styles, one that doesn't need to last for a long time because they will become too small soon enough? Please let me know.

  3. +Gentleman's Gazette
    If you wear bulky rings, like a family crest for example, how should you wear them with gloves? Or rings and gloves don't go together?

  4. Great video!! I have one question about my specific situation and what I should do. It would be wonderful if you (or anyone else) could give me a recommendation.

    Situation: I'm thinking about buying my first bespoke gloves for casual(!!) wear.. but I'm not really a fan of chamois yellow. I dress like the typical college student: chinos, sweater/cardigan, shirt, leather shoes with a peacoat or parka. I wear a lot of green and blue!

    Question: What colour should I choose? For the leather of the glove was thinking about navy blue, dark green, olive green, asphalt grey or dove grey (these are the names Chester & Jefferies uses). I'd also consider tan,, but that would maybe look a bit weird if I wear black/dark brown leather shoes.. Any ideas?

  5. This may sound weird, but I'm very protective of my hands and I enjoy wearing gloves in general. For example, I ride the bus and subway often, and I much prefer not to have my bare skin gripping those metal bars. I also just like the way they feel and look with my outfits.

    So I was wondering, what are my options in the summer? Do you think unlined leather gloves would still go with a lighter outfit? Are there other materials or styles I should consider?

  6. Today I finally managed to try chamois yellow gloves (one pair in the whole gloves shop, but I was lucky to find at least one) and all my doubts about whether I would like this color are gone. They are amazing! They brighten the look and the mood. It's difficult to describe it to the people who haven't seen it, especially on themselves. Yellow gloves don't work this way, they look "too much", but chamois yellow looks just right. I'm definitely going to enjoy wearing such gloves :). Thank you very much, Raphael!

  7. could we get a video with a brief overview of glove brands and where to look for gloves, suede leather and driving. All I've found online was brands themselves and literally 1 guide that was only suggesting 1 brand really. the rest was just top 10 lists with h and m and stuff like that. The only seemingly good brand I've found so far was fratelli orsini but they only seem to have 1 colour of suede which is a dressy light grey I cant really identify with. Greetings from germany

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