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I was watching some old Motorweek reviews and couldn't help but notice the driving gloves along with the Fonz leather jacket in a lot of reviews. I had a pair back in the 90's, but I don't even remember what happened to them. Nowadays most "sports" cars come with thick Alcantara steering wheels, driving gloves are completely unnecessary and possibly awkward.

Does anyone still use "driving gloves"?

Example:



They went away with OJ....and his bronco.
 

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Those are clowns! I am NOT employed with the circus. I drive 60k miles a year on a school bus and they make a real difference.
See, that makes sense. One turn at an intersection and you've probably made as many motions on the wheel as I make on my entire drive into work.
 

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I'm not dissing the use of gloves while drivng.
I have a pair of Mechanix gloves for the Escort, as it has an alcantara wheel, and its a really twitchy car to drive on the road. The extra grip from those is really nice..and as a bonus it keeps the wheel looking like new.
 

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I grew up doing lots of manual labor and then sport climbing. Anymore, I wear gloves all winter regardless of the task at hand. My hands feel better in gloves and I tend to bang them up pretty bad if I'm not gloved while doing anything fiddly. Mild arthritis, fewer callouses, and fragile older skin make gloves a no brainer. If I was a pale skinned person gloves would protect my hands from the sun.
 

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I have some in the 356 which I occasionally use when it's cold out since I don't have HVAC in that car. They also help provide better grip on the bakeolite steering wheel. I guess period correct thing for a period correct car.
 

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When I first started driving in the early 90s, I bought myself a pair, because teenager. I liked them, but I have weirdly shaped hands and fingers, so most of them don't fit me correctly. I would only do it now if I had a wooden wheel or something. I did learn my lesson on wearing gloves in certain situations a couple of years ago. Because gloves don't fit me, we went Karting for an hour, like, high speed karts on a really long course, and they offered gloves, and I declined. MAN, did I have blisters after that.
 

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With the wooden wheel, manual steering, and retro design, I was planning on getting a pair to use in my Daytona replica.

But outside of edge cases like historics and race cars it's kind of an oddity.
even just wooden steering wheels in general...

my w124 had a wood nardi - thats now in the mg - and the 124 was a daily driver sometimes id wished i had a slightly better grip on the wheel... but the douchcanoe factor was a little too high to make the jump :D
 
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