Glove FAQs:

Q: Are gloves often worn by health care professionals as hygiene and contamination protection measures?

A: Yes.

Q: Were gloves worn with evening or dinner dress?

A: Yes, and long suede gloves were worn during the day and when having tea.

Q: Were gloves a refined handiwork that required five years of apprenticeship?

A: Yes, defective work was subject to confiscation and burning.

Q: Are gloves common among marching band members?

A: Yes, and particularly those who play the clarinet or open-hole flute, due to the difficulty of covering small holes whilst wearing gloves.

Q: Are gloves sporting events?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves often padded in the palm area?

A: Yes, and to provide protection to the hand, and the exposed fingers do not interfere with sensation or gripping.

Q: Are gloves useful where dexterity is required that gloves would restrict?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves first heard of in the earlier half of the 11th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves worn by motorcyclists to better grip the handlebars?

A: Yes, as well as by skateboarders and rollerbladers, to protect the palms of the hands and add grip in the event of a fall.

Q: Is a glove one pair of tranks?

A: Yes, and one pair of thumbs, four whole fourchettes, four half fourchettes, two gussets, and six quirks.

Q: Were gloves found on the hands of King John when his tomb was opened in 1797 and on those of King Edward I when his tomb was opened in 1774?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves not recommended for touching old books and similar antiquities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a glove a fitted covering for the hand with a separate sheath for each finger and the thumb?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves worn by criminals because the tactile properties of the leather allow for good grip and dexterity?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves designed for holding a steering wheel and transmitting the feeling of the road to the driver?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves worn for activities such as gardening and cleanup?

A: Yes, "dress" white gloves are worn by professionals who want a clean public appearance, such as taxi drivers, police, politicians and elevator operators.

Q: Are gloves unlined with external seams?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves padded and reinforced to protect from the cold?

A: Yes, and from injury by skis.

Q: Is a glove an oversized leather glove with a web used for fielding the ball?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves also used in handball?

A: Yes, and cycling, and American football.

Q: Are gloves worn frequently?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gloves common accessories for teenage girls attending formal events such as prom?

A: Yes, and quinceaƱera, cotillion, or formal ceremonies at church, such as confirmation.

Q: Are gloves liturgical ornaments used primarily by the pope?

A: Yes, and the cardinals, and bishops.

Q: Are gloves made of materials including cloth, knitted or felted wool, leather, rubber, latex, neoprene, silk, and metal?

A: Yes, Gloves of kevlar protect the wearer from cuts.

Q: Were gloves developed by the Australian company Ansell?

A: Yes.