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Fashion File

Touch of Driving gloves have become a fashion statement for those want to invest into looking cool and feeling hot. Laura Ashdown

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The Driver Magazine

Jan - Feb 2009

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hen driving gloves first appeared on the scene they were a necessity, providing the wearer with a firm grip on the smooth wooden steering wheels which were standard at the time. Cars were unheated and air conditioning unheard of: the gloves kept hands warm on cold days and prevented sweaty palms from slipping off the wheel during scorching heat spells. Oh, how times have changed! With the advent of rubber and leather-covered steering wheels, not to mention grooves to place fingers for a further-enhanced grip, driving gloves have become more of a fashion accessory than a safety precaution. Simply put, driving gloves are not just for driving anymore – they have become a fashion statement for those want to invest into looking cool and feeling hot. Just take a look at what some rising stars and sexy starlets have been seen trending. In her recent “Shut Up and Driver” video, Rihanna sports a sleek red leather fingerless glove. Off the set, she has even paired the leather variety with girlish gowns and hot pants. Victoria Beckham wore them this fall with everything from evening wear to tailored blazers. And we’re betting Posh’s gloves aren’t made for driving either. As for the men: Kanye West and Karl Lagerfeld both don their stylish sets with suits, the latter boasts knuckle cutouts which work well for both men and women.

The Driver Magazine January 2009  

The Driver Magazine features automotive based articles that cover reviews, news, lifestyle, education and trends.

The Driver Magazine January 2009  

The Driver Magazine features automotive based articles that cover reviews, news, lifestyle, education and trends.

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