White Gloves

White Gloves

White Gloves happens to be one of the most popular searched key words in regards to gloves on the internet search engines. It’s also interesting that white gloves happen to be our largest selling gloves in terms of volume.

To give you a little history, White Gloves happened to be our first product line on Gloves-Online back in 1996. To put this time-line in an interesting perspective, this was even before Google was live.

We introduced white gloves since people were searching for these using our static web site that only had an email contact link along with glove information. This was before internet shopping carts. People kept asking us where they could purchase white gloves so with their help; they did our marketing research to introduce white gloves as our first product.  

This wasn’t exactly a rabbit out of that hat idea as an internet product idea since we were already an established domestic glove manufacturer. We used Gloves-Online to sell the high-tech gloves that we manufactured but we also needed some consumer gloves to help with our visibility on the early Netscape browser search engine at the time. Maybe that brings back some memories for old times sake. I doubt you Millennials have a clue what I’m referring to here.

The vast majority of the White Gloves we sell today are cotton gloves and nylon gloves. Although we also sell white leather gloves which are only popular in the winter months and normally only used as a nice fashion accessory, my focus will cover our cotton and nylon gloves. Another large category for white gloves is satin and silk gloves which I will discuss in the future. These models are normally used for weddings and balls.

Our White Gloves today:  

As you can tell by the paragraph above, we’ve got the white glove category covered. The important issue is that not only are we an authority on gloves, we have 30 years of glove manufacturing know-how and expertise.

This brings up another matter. Quality and trust from these years of making and selling white gloves. We not only know how to make a good quality glove for a fair and reasonable price, we also know what the market wants, needs, and likes in gloves.

The white gloves we make and sell today are much different than the ones we introduced in 1996 except for a select few nylon models. Over the years, we learned what people liked in these gloves and what people preferred as far as glove design, glove fit, glove feel, and glove function. I often say that when it comes to gloves, it’s all about the 3 F’s. Fit, feel, and function.

Another aspect is pricing. It’s a big mistake to think that people buy gloves based on price. Although, people are very cost conscious, people don’t want gloves that are too thin that you can see through them. They don’t want gloves where the knit gauge is too high were they end up stretching and falling off. Nor do customers want gloves that fall apart due to poor stitching.

A big mistake that people often make when searching for white gloves on the internet is they cannot judge the quality or type of glove. They simply type in “white gloves” in the search and up pops the following types. Cheap inspection gloves used in manufacturing operations to eliminate finger prints on products or inexpensive thin therapy gloves from the chain drug stores that are used primarily for wound protection or therapeutic creams. Although our gloves can be used in these cases since they are made from 100% pure quality cotton, most people want gloves for special events where they look great and feel great.

A point to always remember: “You get what you pay for.”

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Popular White Glove Categories

I’m sure you never sat back and thought about all of the uses that people need white gloves for so I listed the most popular categories. To help you, these categories are linked to our web site in case you are reading this for the first time and looking for a glove in the general category you’re searching. Note: The site search on our web site will do the same.

When you link to any of the categories below, the header in that category describes the type of gloves that are listed in that specific glove category.

You may also find this list amusing if it’s new to you. The other funny aspect is that these categories are only the most popular. If you know of a good one, please let me know, we would enjoy your feedback.

For example, we know that some of our gloves are used for Bell Choirs but we have this covered under our Church Glove category.

Here’s this list:

Band Gloves

Church Gloves

Cotillion Gloves

Doorman Gloves

Food Service Gloves

Formal Gloves

Funeral Gloves

Hospitality Gloves

LOGO Gloves

Military Gloves

Parade Gloves

Santa Claus Gloves

Uniform Gloves

Usher Gloves

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White Cotton Gloves verses White Nylon Gloves

Which one should I buy?

This is a question that we get asked about almost every day for new customers. I’ll answer the most popular questions below.

Are the cotton glove models better than the nylon glove models?

The answer is no. Our white nylon gloves are a very high quality nylon that looks and feels like cotton. The big difference here is that the cotton can be bleached and washed if they get dirty and you want to reuse them. The nylon gloves also stretch unlike the cotton gloves.

When should I buy nylon gloves rather than cotton gloves?

This is a simple answer since our cotton gloves and nylon gloves are of the same quality, look, and feel. The main difference is with sizing issues.

Our cotton gloves are made in up to 7 different sizes for men, women, and children depending on the model. See our sizing chart in the left hand navigation panel of our web site.

Remember, our nylon gloves are made to stretch. Therefore, we have only 2 adult sizes plus children’s sizes in separate models.

The adult sizes in the nylon gloves come in 2 sizes: Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. The S/M will fit most women and the L/XL will fit most men. We always suggest that if you are looking to buy gloves for a large group of people, then buy the nylon gloves since the fit is more forgiving.

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Our most popular White Gloves:

CP-250 – White Cotton Parade Gloves

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NYP-404 – Unisex Stretch White Nylon Gloves

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Joe McGarry

Children’s Cotton Gloves

We created a new listing for Children’s Cotton Gloves to make it easier for parents to locate them quicker. In the past, we listed them as a size under our adult unisex models and they often got overlooked. So based on phone calls, we have included them as a separate listing.

These cotton gloves are also popular for children with eczema problems since they are a very high-quality 100% cotton.

At this new listing, you will also find links to other popular children’s gloves for special occasions. They can be found in the “related” tab.

GO Standard (CP-100) Cotton Gloves Sizing in Dimensions


http://www.gloves-online.com/cotton-parade-gloves-standard
As many already know, the GO Standard Cotton Parade gloves are our most popular white cotton gloves for their high quality, simplicity, and low price. Additionally, we make them in many sizes from toddler children ages (0-3) to Men’s XXL. 
Often customers call about sizing questions. To address this issue, we made a chart to help assist in determining which size is best for you. We also added the chart to the product listing to make it more convenient for you. 

Colored Gloves


Did you know we offer Colored Gloves for all occasions? 
http://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/colored-gloves
For over 20 years, we’ve built a large supply of Colored Gloves for all occasions and events including: Holidays, Parades, Dances, Fancy Dress, Formal Wear, Weddings, Balls, Marching Bands, Mardi Gra, Christmas, Church events, Choirs, Costume Parties, Clowns, Cheer groups, Flash events, Corporate events, Theater, and Advertising just to name a few. 

To me Trump is all about Gloves


There are many glove terms used when talking about Donald Trump. Things like how his opponents in the Presidential primaries treat him with kid gloves. Then there are comments claiming he has taken his gloves off against another. To me, it’s all about his doormen who use our gloves. As a matter of fact, we even feature the Trump Group as a Featured Customer on our Home Page. 
 
The Trump Group has been a long time customer of ours and purchases our Doormen Gloves for all of their high-end luxury hotels, properties, and apartment buildings. 
I know for a fact that they buy from us for our high quality, broad selection, and seasonal options but it would sure be nice if our White Gloves made it to the White House. 

Washing Instructions for White Cotton Gloves


White cotton gloves have been around for hundreds of years.  In the past white gloves were 
considered an essential part of a person’s wardrobe. Today, white gloves continue to be used for many different purposes beyond formal occasions. In any case, being white, these gloves will get soiled or dirty so we thought it would be helpful to offer some instructions due to the numerous requests we get from our customers.  
These instructions are based on our 100% White Cotton Gloves

First, inspect the gloves for any stains or spots. Our gloves can be machine washed on gentle cycle but hand washing is also sufficient. 

If stains or spots are present, prepare the gloves for washing by placing stain remover on any of the stains or spots. Rub the stain remover into the stain using a small, soft-bristled brush. Let them sit for several minutes but no longer than 10. 

Wash the gloves using cold water and use a small amount of bleach to bring out the whiteness in the gloves. It is best to wash the gloves by themselves. Washing gloves with other clothing increases the chance you might lose a glove or damage them. Never pour bleach directly onto a glove. This can damage the fabric and stitching. Always dilute the bleach in water. 

You can machine dry the gloves using a cool dryer temperature but it is best drip dry or lay them flat to dry. 

Note: Cotton gloves will shrink if washed in hot water or dried using a hot temperature.  

It’s the season for White Gloves


Easter is almost upon us and this is just a reminder to place your order for your white gloves early. 
Every year we see last minute expensive express shipments and by ordering early you can avoid these charges. 
Remember, we carry the largest selection of white gloves available for ladies, gentlemen, and children. 
The following are a few helpful links:
Reminder: Since the winter weather is still menacing us and your local shops may no longer have gloves in stock, you may want to check out some special pricing on our winter gloves – while supplies last. 

Ansell-Hawkeye Glove bushwhacked by DOD

Ansell-Hawkeye Glove Company (formerly Hawkeye Glove) closed down last Thursday, May 31st
Hawkeye Glove was a primary contractor of gloves for the US Military before Ansell acquired the company in 2008 at a reported price of 10.8 million. The closure affects 22 production workers at the Fort Dodge plant and it could affect many more once it closes its other production operations. 
Management blamed the plant’s closure on Pentagon budget cuts but in theory this type of glove production which is based on cut-and-sewn gloves probably led to its demise. Ansell’s core production expertise is in dipped disposable gloves and condoms and Hawkeye’s expertise was in leather and cotton glove production. 
For me, the writing was on the wall when they stopped making US made Marine Corp white dress gloves for us in 2009. It’s too bad they shuttered the business before letting us know.