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So, it's about football season. The season is changing and the weather is getting a little colder. You are off to see your favorite college or NFL team live in action. If it's going to be cold, why not wear a pair of work gloves with your favorite team logo? There are now about 80 college teams and all of the NFL teams in stock at various companies. Why not show your team loyalty and at the same time stay warm and comfortable?
Not only do gloves come in all kinds of materials and designs, they are made in different styles, which actually have names. What a country. The standard industry glove types are: Fourchette Style Can you say,"Fourchette"? Fourchette is French for "gusset", whatever that means. The fourchette style has a seamless palm and a seamless back with gussets between the two seamless hand patterns. As there are no seams in any work area, it is the optimum of all glove styles; more comfortable and wear resistant, but more expensive to produce than any other form of manufacture, and therefore normally found in dress gloves only Clute Style The Clute has nothing to do with the famous movie of the 60s. This glove style features a seamless palm with three parallel seams on the back of the glove. All finger seams are to the front of the fingers. This is unimportant in cloth and light weight gloves, but very uncomfortable in leather work gloves and thicker fabric gloves. The least labor-intensive style to manufacture. Gunn Style The Gunn style features a seamless back; horizontal seam in palm area directly below the center two fingers. This style is preferred for heavy duty gloves because the "gunn" seam is located in a natural crease of the hand and therefore not a source of discomfort. All finger seams are to the back of the fingers, and unnoticeable while working. Ambi Style Sometimes called a "reversible style" glove, this style is designed to fit either hand. Not as form fitting as other styles, but has the advantage of being able to double the life span of gloves by switching hands after palms of the original side have been worn out. Straight Thumb For closed fisted work (gripping). Construction of glove places all seams out of the work surface during gripping activities. Wing Thumb For open handed work (pushing, pulling, cupping of the palm). Construction of glove places all seams out of the work surface during open handed activities. http://www.kitcarecorp.com/pdfs%20comb/274-302.pdf for chart showing glove characteristics.
If you've ever gotten into an impromptu snowball fight with your neighbors, you know how important waterproof work gloves can be, particularly if you are trying battle them barehanded. Today's waterproof gloves are made from lightweight, breathable materials and are the perfect choice for snowball fighting or any number of more civilized activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and mountain climbing. On the job or at home waterproof work gloves keep our hands out of trouble with a host of liquid villains.
When it comes to hand protection, your home is a lot like your work environment, only more hazardous to you hands' health. Don't believe it? Think about the hand tools you use: hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, wrenches, shovels, spades, trowels, rakes, hoes, cultivators, lawn mowers, weed whackers. Then think about what your hands do around the home and garden: hammering, drilling, sawing, soldering, scraping, digging, spraying, sanding, stirring, snipping, gluing, pruning, puttying, planting, and painting -- to name but a few. Amazing, isn't it? Whatever the task, it pays to keep a variety of home work gloves close at hand.
When you're puttering around your petunia patch or digging out dandelions, you are going to want a working gloves that are soft and pliable, easy to put on and take off, and conform reasonably well to the shape of your hand. Gloves protect your hands from blisters, cuts, abrasions, chipped nails and infections caused by soil bacteria. It's a good idea to keep a heavy-duty pair on hand for the bigger chores and a light, flexible, waterproof pair for planting and potting. Leather gloves are the most expensive, but they pay for themselves many times over in durability and toughness. Goatskin is the finest leather; sheepskin and cowhide are strong, as is pigskin, which is the most available leather for work gloves.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|