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. 

Children’s Gloves make great gifts


It’s rare that I mention children’s gloves and I’m not sure why since they have represented a large share of our business for many years. As a matter of fact, I’ve even developed and made some models for other companies. It’s a hand protection segment often overlooked by the big glove companies but kids need and like gloves, too. 
The obvious thought that comes to mind is protection from the cold during the winter months. I remember that well when I was a kid and gloves were as important as a good pair of boots and my mother was always right to make sure I was equipped with a good pair of gloves. After all, they were vital for snowball wars! 
Many don’t think about it, but we offer children’s gloves for every imaginable need. Examples are: church functions, school plays, white gloves, cotillion functions, bell choirs, work gloves helping dad and mom, winter sports, and even parade gloves
If you’re curious or need some children’s gloves you can go to this link to see our entire lineup. 
By the way, they make great stocking stuffers, too! 
Shown in the image are the Wells Lamont Children’s WorkGloves

Halloween Gloves Spike Consumer Glove Sales


Who knew?  We do! 
Yes, every year in October we see a rapid spike in our consumer glove sales. It’s no mystery either. It is all about people looking for that special glove to add the final touch to their Halloween costumes. 
  
Although most of these glove sales include our white glovesand our colored gloves, we do see an uptick in glove sales with our opera length colored fashion gloves and our black gloves among a few others. In fact, I’m told by our staff that the customer phone requests can get rather amusing, too. 
From a businessman’s perspective, I’m inclined to believe that our prices are so low, their almost scary. And that’s no mystery either. 
 
Happy Halloween from the Glove Guru.

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. 

Some glove traditions never change

And GO Gloves has managed to help with hard-to-find White Gloves for the last 15 years.
As a matter of fact, White Gloves were our first major glove line on our web site back in 1996. (To put that in perspective that was 2 years before Google’s beta version.) Today, our White Glove program remains our largest product line by far and we estimate that we are the largest supplier of white glove in North America.
Besides providing gloves to doormen (see article) around the world, we have many types of white glove styles for any occasion or event. For all age groups, too. Check them out for yourself.
Click on the title of this post to see the “New York Times” article on the Latest Doormen fashion.

Gloves always complete a Holiday costume

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.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

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Advice on Cotillion Gloves

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.

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JFK Jr.’s white gloves, worn by the toddler the day of his dad’s funeral

This is a poignant story sent to me this week about gloves, of course. This has nothing to do with the children’s white gloves which we sell but it just goes to show you how a 46 year old pair of children’s gloves can bring back to memory one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century.

For more about this interesting story click on the title of this post and follow the links.

It makes me wonder where the thousands of children’s gloves we sell each year end up. I only hope they serve for a more jovial function.

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