I’m always on the lookout for a good pair of work gloves, especially winter work gloves.
I can usually wear a pair out within 3 months, so I buy a couple pairs to get me through winter. Farming is a pretty work-glove-intensive endeavor.
So after two years of trying out every decent pair of winter work gloves I could find, I’ve settled on these.
Kinco pigskin leather gloves, model 1917.
They’re warm and they’ve been tough enough to last through 4 months of daily use. That’s more than I can say for any other glove I’ve tried. And when this pair failed on me, it wasn’t because a seam blew apart. Instead I wore right through the leather on the index finger. That’s a good sign, the stitching is heavy enough to withstand my abuse.
This may seem trivial to some, but when you’ve got 5-6 months of winter, it becomes a very big deal very quickly.
Now the big dilemma: knitted elastic cuff on the glove or the coat? (Do I want snow/sawdust/hay to end up in my sleeves or my gloves?)