I know what you are thinking. I'm too tough to wear safety work gloves on the job. Well, your family might not like your Paul Bunyan scratchy hands. There are literally hundreds of work gloves out there to fit your needs, and a wide variety of newer and more comfortable cotton and nylon lined work gloves.
One of my favorite gloves is the nylon glove with a PVC coated palm. They are soft, breathable, and are curved to fit your hand. I also noticed some cotton work gloves with a college logo printed on them.
Don't forget to check out the Glove-guards. These are little clips that attach your gloves to your belt loop. Do yourself a favor and wear a good pair of gloves on the job. Your family will appreciate it.