Usolved Mysteries | Finger Gloves

So, we’re all familiar with the concept of fingerless gloves, yes? They’re exactly what they sound like – gloves without fingers – and they’re designed to be worn by:

a) 80s Madonna

b) People with cold hands who need to be able to use their fingers: to type in a freezing office, say, or to perform some kind of manual, outdoor task on a very cold day.

Fingerless gloves aren’t a mystery. They’re not exactly STYLISH, sure, but they fall into that category of “things that don’t really need to be stylish, because they have a purely practical use, and as long as they fulfil that use, who cares what they look like?”

That’s fingerLESS gloves, though. Today, we’re here to discuss their polar opposite:

finger gloves

finger gloves

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Behold, people: FINGER GLOVES. They’re gloves… for your fingers. And ONLY for your fingers. They’re $393 for a set of set of five (So, just under $800 if you want to glove ALL your fingers, then…), and we WERE about to arrest them for committing Daylight Robbery, but then we realised each “glove” is attached to a silver or gold ring. We guess that explains the price, but it still doesn’t explain, you know, the EXISTENCE of these, because, seriously, WHY? We can understand why you’d need gloves with no fingers (see above), but we’re not so clear on why you’d need fingers with no gloves. What is this mysterious situation in which your fingers are cold but your hands are warm? What would you be doing that would require the hand itself to be bare, while the fingers were covered? Do these scenarios eve exist? Or is this just yet another example of a fashion brand trying to dupe the innocent public into thinking we need to pay hundreds of dollars for something that will turn out to be of no use whatsoever?

Anyone care to solve this mystery for us?

5 Comments

  • September 17, 2013

    Fiona

    I think these are genius.

    It clearly makes sense to buy a fingerless pair of gloves, plus two sets of fingers, instead of buying a regular pair of gloves.

    A regular pair of gloves can only be worn one way! These have endless possibilities. You could leave your index finger bare for easy use of your touch screen devices, or your middle finger free for rude gestures at motorists, or your pinkie finger free for, um, polite pinkie-up tea drinking.

    I think $800 is a small price to pay for such amazing flexibility in digit-dressing.

  • September 17, 2013

    Claire

    What brilliance! No longer will we be beholden to the dreary frumpery of wearing the same pair of gloves with the same colors of fingers day after day. Freedom is here!

  • September 19, 2013

    Claudia

    Maybe to hide your bitten-down nails when it is too warm for gloves??

  • September 29, 2013

    MCYBW

    I would love to see the impracticality of these, but… I do have thing were my finger tips get extremely and uncomfortably cold… I might need these if they weren’t insanely pricey.

  • November 11, 2013

    paputsza

    This product is great for the high end consumer that has lost at least two fingers on each hand from frost bite.