Joe McGarry - Also know as the Glove Guru
Joe formerly founded Polygenex International, Inc. in 1989, the largest specialty knit glove manufacturer in the world at the time. Thousands of companies and users follow his advice on glove manufacturing, or user guidance, and utilize his gloves every day. Joe's specialty is in industrial work and critical environment high-tech gloves.
Joe founded Gloves-Online in 1996 to assist consumers needing to locate hard to find gloves and educate consumers about different glove features and benefits. With just over a quarter century of glove experience, he undoubtedly can give you useful and practical glove advice.
This morning, this news was all over the Internet; in my in-box; and the basis for numerous phone calls. As if I, the Glove Guru, knew about Apple’s patent application for a winter-friendly I-Phone glove? FYI, yours truly, already introduced a “line” of cold weather cell phone gloves in November.
I can confirm to you that an application published by the US Patent and Trademark office reveals that Apple may be exploring the idea of selling gloves which are friendlier to touch screens.
If you don’t want to wait for any “Glove System” from Apple, check out our friendly to touch screens Freehands Glove Line. We offer 3 models, in 5 Unisex sizes, and their inexpensive. Oh, and you don’t have to get any subscriptions.
I guess we’ll have to start working on more colors for next year. No way am I going to let Steve beat me at Gloves.
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.
We’re taking a short break from the Holiday Glove Rush. But WOW, the snow storms this year certainly made our glove life interesting.
Additionally, based on customer calls & e-mails, I’ve been informed by our customer service department that it looks like the USPS (US Postal Service) has let us (along with our customers) down this year falling behind by days. Not fun after working so hard. Maybe some delays are snow related but not in LA, Miami or the South.
Next week, I’ll share our top sellers for ’08 (since we are a customer centric business) and begin to talk about real issues in the Industrial Glove markets.
What you wear to keep your hands warm can also be the punctuation point to an entire outfit.
This is a fashion article about trends in gloves this season for our female Glovers by Susan Martin, Style Editor at the Buffalo News. It’s that time of year and a quick read. Click on the Title to go to the article.
Gloves usually top everyone’s Christmas list, except they’re also great for protecting those family heirlooms.
One of our largest customers, Cartier (yes, that Cartier, the renowned French jeweler and watchmaker), even has us make their own brand of gloves for use in their jewelry and watch showrooms and vaults. Cartier is one of many jewelers for whom we make custom Logo Gloves. Another notable customer is Tahiti Pearl Market. The list goes on.
My point: Cotton and nylon knit gloves protect your jewelry, silverware, fine china and crystal from finger prints, scratches, and destructive and corrosion causing body oils. No one takes pleasure in seeing smudges on fine jewelry in a showcase – so why would it be acceptable in your china closet? Gloves are also great for handling important photographs and other archival media.
As for you gentlemen reading this, please make sure to visit our customer’s web sites for those special gifts for your loved one. You still have time.
I read a post this morning from the Taking Stock Blog (one of my favorites). Sue is our local Retail Guru and also writes a column for the News & Observer newspaper. She constantly has great tips on shopping (even nationwide stuff) and her post this morning made me remember that we qualify for her difficult challenge.
How about Great Gloves Gifts for under $5 and remember those Stocking Stuffers.
A little trivia: Nearly all of my colleagues know that I’ve been involved with gloves for a very long time but, quietly, yesterday marked my 18th year in glove R&D and manufacturing. You can add a few years to that if I account for my association with gloves.
December the 22nd, commemorates our 12th year on the internet which started in 1996. To my knowledge, we were the first internet glove company at that time. It was all new (and lonely) back then but we did have some interesting companions. (See Internet 1996) To benchmark our internet origins, that’s 2 years before Google. (Google Beta 1998)
Today, according to Alexa, the web information company, we rank #1 “globally” in glove traffic out of 46,600,000 glove related sites. Cheers, from the Glove Guru