Here at MPB Inc., we are very pro-glove.
I'm not talking about the kind you wear to keep your fingers warm, though I have nothing against those. I'm talking the kind women donned to complete an elegant ensemble, to look well-dressed, and -- I suppose this was the main reason -- to keep their hands soft (or perhaps to disguise hands that weren't so soft).
Gloves also kept your hands germ-free, as well as protecting others from your germs, am I right?
I think we know why these kinds of gloves fell out of fashion. Germ-avoidance aside, they weren't very practical, they weren't terribly functional, and they were just another thing to have to clean. Still, there's something about a well-dressed woman in gloves...
As you may already know, I have a large stock of vintage gloves, picked up whenever I could find them large enough and cheap enough. Cathy sometimes tries them on since she owns none of her own; she
considers them a symbol of female oppression. Still, she gleefully
picked out some favorites today in anticipation of her upcoming rayon
floral dress photo shoot.
Would red gloves with a red dress be too....red?
I think we're leaning toward cream, to match her shoes. Unless she wears blue shoes, that is. . . It's complicated!
Readers, do you still wear gloves on occasion -- and if so, which ones?
Whatever happened to gloves? Were acrylic nail tips the nail (no pun intended) in the coffin?
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!