That’s not a typo in the headline but it does confirm to me that I am in the right business. I just wish I had my hands in the deals.
The first was Michael Jackson’s flashy glove he wore during his performance at the 1983 Motown 25 (shown). It sold for $420,000 to a buyer in Hong Kong, China. I sure wish I thought of putting rhinestone sequins on a store bought glove.
The other was a NASA award of $250,000 for developing a more flexible space glove for use by astronauts. This is the second year in a row that Peter Homer in Maine won. I made a post here last year about his first space glove achievement.
Several years ago I helped a NASA prime contractor develop glove liners but I think I might be better off hooking up with Mr. Homer. Maybe I’ll even get luckier for the bigger prize and have a new stage performer find me. The bottom line is that I think NASA got a deal looking at the numbers and the gloves.
Personally, I think they are more of a fashion statement and I develop, design, make, sell, and distribute gloves. Besides, I think good golf grips are a better option. Just like a good grip on a carpenters hammer.
What’s more, we would have to stock golf gloves like fingerless for ladies with nails, men’s, men’s winter, women’s, women’s winter, juniors, all in either left hand or right hand, 6+ sizes, 31 colors, 15 Brands, and so forth and all for a $10 glove.
I don’t think my accountants would like the idea either. So for all of you that always ask me if we sell golf gloves, you get the idea now. I’m sticking with what we do best: Offer gloves that people need and wear.
Click on the title to see the post by Frank Thomas on the Golf Channel web site. He’s also the inventor of the graphite shaft.
Thinking of an ideal, simple Christmas Gift for everyone on your list? Then consider the Freehands Gloves.
GO Gloves was the first to offer these last year and they were one of our #1 selling glove and great stocking stuffer.
This year we are offering them in 6 amazing models. But don’t wait, they will sell out quickly.
Click on the title of this post to go to the Freehands line-up. You can also click on the image to enlarge it.
Based on recent phone calls, I feel obliged to repeat my post from last year below:
It amazes me that most shoppers looking for a real winter glove fail to purchase Waterproof gloves. I’m not talking about fine fashion lined leather gloves; I’m referring to the winter gloves you wear during outdoor activities such as shoveling snow, sledding, skiing, or hiking. The same applies to winter construction and work gloves.
Thermal lined gloves are a must have and will keep you warm but once the lining becomes wet, your hands will freeze. Regarding linings look for a branded lining like Gore-Tex or HeatKeep just to name a few. A branded lining on the label generally indicates that the manufacturer has made an extra effort to provide warmth. You should also look for a knit wrist or a wrist closure to keep out snow, rain and wind. Lastly, make sure the gloves are WATERPROOF or they will not be cold proof.
Tip: Check out the Youngstown Winter Waterproof Gloves (Pictured). These are by far our #1 selling winter gloves every year since they were first introduced.
One of our famous customers was kind enough to send us a picture of his children’s Halloween costumes. It wouldn’t be difficult to realize from the picture that he is also the Demo Guru at the leading toy store in the world.
We give his wife a huge ^5 on creating and making the Toy Soldier outfits and selecting our gloves for a finishing touch. We only hope that the DiAmbrosio’s continue the tradition (whatever the theme) and allow us to send them more gloves next year.
My hunch is that our friends at Disney and Universal Studios will be asking me for Mrs. DiAmbrosio’s phone number.
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It’s that time of year when we get inundated with requests for advice on white cotillion gloves.
Keeping it simple is our best advice when selecting cotillion gloves but a few tend to want only finest gloves as a fashion statement so we can even help if that’s your desire.
A good choice, also recommended by our friends at the National League of Junior Cotillions, is our Full Fashion Nylon Glove models. These are cost effective for group purchase and the two sizes are very size forgiving since they stretch. They will even fit the 12 year olds.
For those of you looking for something different, we even have a shopping area exclusive to Cotillion Gloves.
As always, let us know if you need any help.
GO Gloves (www.gloves-online.com) has done it again by offering a new program where you can design and personalize your own Grandoe Tundra Ski Gloves online.
These ski gloves are the premier winter sport gloves from Grandoe, made by fifth generation glove makers for more than a century.
You can select from over 1 million color combination’s, color match your ski outfit, never loose your gloves again with ID personalization, and even personalize your gloves with your own name, your nickname or your company name.
Also, you will receive a FREE double sided fleece embroidered travel and storage bag with each order as a thank you.
Order them by December 1st for Christmas delivery.
Order online today by clicking on the title of this post.
A recent e-zine by Industrial Safety Hygiene News discusses one of my favorite topics. Yours truly was featured in the interview section. This feature was sponsored by the IGA (The International Glove Association).
Click on the title to read the article.
You can see our own work with our GO Greens, too.
The glove gurus at MCR Safety always make me look good because they give me the privilege to offer and sell their latest and greatest glove inventions to you.
They sure pulled the rabbit out of the hat on me again when they sent me samples of the new MCR-Memphis Multi-Task Gloves with moveable LED lights.
Those that know me, know I hate smoke and mirrors and gimmick gloves but these mechanics gloves not only light up your work areas, they have the fit, feel, and function that a multi-task mechanics glove should.
By the way, I think their bean-counters waved their wand over on these gloves because they are affordable enough to buy a few pairs for the price of one pair of competitive brands.