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➨ After 3 years of use
on December 26, 2012
The pair I have is Black, Large Size. Got them for in Winter of 2010 as a Christmas treat for myself :P
So, this is basically the third season that I wear them. I usually use them Fall to Spring while skipping Summer - it gets way too hot in California to wear gloves even with air-conditioning in the car on a full blast.
After three years of use, I have some observations that you might find helpful:
✔1. I bought a Large size when I probably should have gone for X-Large. My thinking was - if this is the real leather as advertised, the gloves would stretch to fit and adapt to the shape of my hands. Boy, do they ever! They now look a bit weird when I take them off but when I am wearing them, they fit like a second skin. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten a correct size because breaking in a smaller glove does require a bit of patience but I am not complaining; how tight you like your gloves is your personal preference.
✔2. The color is black but I noticed an interesting thing - when I wear them with my racing jacket (yes, I have one; it's an original "Triumph" and it's fantastic :P ) that is a very dark black, in certain yellowish light the gloves look dark brown. This is simply a trick of how humans perceive colors, of course, but something to keep in mind when you are dressing up for whatever.
✔3. Another interesting tidbit - I could use iPhone, ATM machines, and touch screen checkout registers with the gloves on. Since it's a real leather and I wear them tight, this is almost literally like a second skin. Also, they are thin enough so I can take cards out of my wallet without taking the gloves off, which completes the experience :P
After the three years, these are still my favorite pair of driving gloves - the quality, the durability, and the style are great and, after an initial break in period, the comfort is fantastic.
Highly recommended. ★★★★★