Driving Gloves – Yes or No

Home Forum Chat Forum Driving Gloves – Yes or No

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 57 total)
  • Driving Gloves – Yes or No
  • Premier Icon crispo
    Subscriber
    Premier Icon njee20
    Subscriber
    crikey
    Member

    No.

    Your wife sounds like an eminently sensible woman, and I suspect she is right even when she is wrong.

    Gloves should be put away and flowers should be purchased.

    legend
    Member

    No. Unless you’re driving the Queen somewhere then, maybe.

    McHamish
    Member

    No.

    I’m not 57 either.

    alpin
    Member

    yes.. if you are driving something like this:

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
    Subscriber

    Does an Alfa 147 count?

    alpin
    Member

    actually, an old friend of mine, his dad used to wear driving gloves. even if he was picking us up from the cinema he’d put them on. i ended up buying his old rover 200 (the really old one like this: )

    to rag around a field banger style. the thing started coughing and shuddering when it got asked to go over 3000 revs…

    chojin
    Member

    Divorce? Sounds like your wife has you banged to rights.

    Bend over and open your wallet nice and wide.

    Markie
    Member

    No.

    Does an Alfa 147 count?

    No.

    schrickvr6
    Member

    I rarely say this, but on this occasion, LOL.

    MarkLG
    Member

    If you’re driving a classic Aston, Jag, or similar (preferably open top), on a jaunt down to the south of France, then possibly yes.
    On a Monday morning on the M62 sat in traffic you’ll look at bit of a tool. 🙂

    Premier Icon bruneep
    Subscriber

    Pics of you wearing the gloves.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
    Subscriber

    OP, earlier today

    crikey
    Member

    Pics of you wearing the gloves being scolded by Mrs bgoode!

    Premier Icon Woody
    Subscriber

    You bought driving gloves? 😯 😆

    Please tell us what car you drive?

    5thElefant
    Member

    Only with a helmet.

    tron
    Member

    It really depends on what they look like and the circumstances. If they’re Alan Partridge string back specials or they make you think you’re a racing driver then they’re not OK.

    If they’re relatively normal gloves, then fine, so long as one of the following conditions is met:
    Your car has a lot of metal controls that either get red hot or freezing. I know a bloke who drives a Civic type r with a sock on the gearstick for this reason. Gloves would be preferable…
    The heater in your car doesn’t work, or the car doesn’t have a roof.

    winston_dog
    Member

    zilog6128 – beat me to it!

    Alan Partridge is what comes to mind when I read things like

    Grand Prix Originals Gulf Racing replicas

    Driving gloves are just wrong!

    Is the OP trolling?

    Premier Icon Woody
    Subscriber

    I know a bloke who drives a Civic type r with a sock on the gearstick for this reason.

    Are you sure that’s the reason? 8)

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
    Subscriber

    I won’t show Mrs Danny this thread – it will only cause her to think she’s right.

    My argument is that if I’m driving 400 miles in a day I want to be comfortable. You wouldn’t go on a long ride with gloves so why not drive in them?

    Cheers

    Danny B

    patriotpro
    Member

    If you are an assassin or Jack the ripper type fella, then gloves are a prerequisite, otherwise you deserve to be divorced. Sorry.

    Premier Icon kayak23
    Subscriber

    Pictured earlier on OP’s parcel shelf….

    My argument is that if I’m driving 400 miles in a day I want to be comfortable. You wouldn’t go on a long ride with gloves so why not drive in them?

    Because you don’t tend to get rain and rocks and abrasions in a Mondeo… Get a hold of yourself man!

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
    Subscriber

    My argument is that if I’m driving 400 miles in a day I want to be comfortable. You wouldn’t go on a long ride with gloves so why not drive in them?

    How does driving a car make your hands uncomfortable?

    I’m struggling to undrstand under what circumstances driving a modern car would require gloves. Please enlighten us 🙂

    Tom B
    Member

    No. **** me!!

    Euro
    Member

    Driving gloves are really cool. Need one of these in a matching colour though to complete the look

    Or don’t grip the wheel so tightly and not be cool.

    Premier Icon unklehomered
    Subscriber

    +1 All the above

    cheekyboy
    Member

    I admire you ! please post a picture of yourself so I can look at you.

    McHamish
    Member

    I won’t show Mrs Danny this thread – it will only cause her to think she’s right.

    She is right.

    Have you got beaded seat covers too?

    nealglover
    Member

    What is uncomfortable about your hands if you don’t wear them ?

    Too hot ? Too cold ?
    Covered in Blisters ?

    Also, 400 miles a day.
    Sheffield to Southampton commute for work ?

    Hareydan
    Member

    Surely the correct way to drive is with your right elbow on the window sill, right hand wedged at the joint of door and roof, left index finger resting lightly on the bottom of the steering wheel. I’m struggling to see how the OP gets sore hands?!

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
    Subscriber

    So, me and Mrs Danny have been having a raging row ever since I bought some driving gloves (Grand Prix Originals Gulf Racing replicas in case any one cares).

    She now wants a divorce on the basis that I’m 37 and not 57 and no sane person would ever be seen dead in driving gloves.

    My argument is that I do a lot of driving for my job (Sheffield to Carlise, Liverpool, Blackpool etc regularly) and I find them very comfortable to drive in. Note I don’t don them just to go to the shops.

    So, as the title says – Yes or No to the gloves?

    Cheers

    Danny B

    coffeeking
    Member

    Alpin has it

    Harey what shape of vehicle do you drive!?

    markfu
    Member

    An overwhelming yes from me – ‘The first look is what you’d wear to drive to Paris; it’s called ”Cruiser Arriviste’ Canary yellow shirt, horizon blue stay-crease action slacks, cap, polaroids, tan string-back driving gloves; it’s a look that says ”I’m in control of my vehicle’

    fasthaggis
    Member

    NO ,unless you get matching Dick Dastardly hat and goggles.
    In which case ,carry on 🙂

    jools182
    Member

    only in a classic sports car

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 57 total)

The topic ‘Driving Gloves – Yes or No’ is closed to new replies.