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Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

Post by dobro1956 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 am

I have been looking for a very long time for a pair of driving gloves for the speedster project. We have found all the vintage clothes shown in my inspiration photo, but I wanted a real pair of vintage driving gloves to go with them. Finding a useable pair that fit me, was the hard part. These show wear but the leather is still soft. Happy day in speedster project land :) :)
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Post by wayne sheldon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:16 am

Very nice! Somewhere, I have a similar pair. I used to wear them often with my speedster. However I haven't been able to find them since the last past time I moved, 14 years ago. But they gotta be here somewhere.


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Post by Fire_chief » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:49 am

The friend that I got my '14 from was driving down the road, and a gentleman saw him, and stopped him. He told my friend to wait a minute, and returned with a pair of driving gloves identical to those. I did inherit the gloves when I bought the car.


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Post by tdump » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:24 am

That is so odd to be able to find a pair like that in good shape considering their age.there should be a saddle soap or something you can use on them to keep them soft.

I have my grandfathers horse hide Harley Davidson jacket.Heavy as heck but from what I understand,very warm.
.And yes,we still have the hat! :D Just wish we still had grandpal
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Post by Erik Johnson » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:45 am

Gauntlets......

My father picked these up approximately 70 years ago. They are well over 100 years old.

They don't have any tags. The cuffs have a black linen backing. The gloves are felt lined.

To the naked eye, they look black. The flash of my camera brings out the brown and the shine.
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Post by Mark Osterman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:49 am

If you go to Harbor Freight you’ll find black leather welding gauntlets. All you need to do is remove the sewn on tag and remove the graphics printed on the leather with paint stripper. They work great and come in different sizes.


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Post by Erik Johnson » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:06 am

New leather gauntlets are readily available.

Just do some googling until you find something you like:

-driving gauntlets
-riding gauntlets
-automobile gauntlets
-horse gauntlets
-military gauntlets
-leather gauntlets
-vintage gauntlets
-aviator gauntlets
-pilot gauntlets
-etc.

For example, this was one of the results when I googled "vintage gauntlets":

https://www.historicalemporium.com/search/?q=gauntlets

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Post by TRDxB2 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:16 am

I have a vintage pair too and keeping. There is a pair on EBAY for $245 :o https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Original- ... SwjyhaGGI7 Vintage gauntlets have a wider cuff than some new models

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Post by dobro1956 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 pm

I had found several pairs of new gauntlet style gloves that I liked, but I really wanted a vintage pair. I thought these might fit, so I took a chance on them They fit like they have been my gloves forever. They are soft and must have been saddle soaped all their life. They have been well taken care of. I also like the fact that the tag says "Automobile Gloves"

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Post by JTT3 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Tells you what I know, never knew gauntlets had number sizes. I only thought they came small, medium, large & extra large. Learn something every day


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Post by tdump » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:47 pm

Just curious, how do they actually feel on your hands? I know if I put on some gloves,like thick welding gloves, my hands become awkward ball bats and I can't do much of anything. When I weld I use tig gloves because I can grip the gun better
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Post by dobro1956 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 pm

They fit my hand like a pair of tig gloves. They are a little thicker than tig gloves. They have a nice fit around the fingers and palm of the hand. The really weird thing is that they fit me like they were made for me and I have always worn them. They must have been a very high quality item when they were made.

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Post by Quickm007 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:20 pm

I love the speedster pictures. I'm actually working on that kind of speedster.
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Post by StanHowe » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:50 pm

COOL!!!

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