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Postby devdas5z1 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:48 am

Just joined the forum. With so many other glove and boot sites dying off, I was relieved to find this one.

My story is pretty typical. Realized I had a glove fetish when I was young. Didn't realize how common it was until the internet came along. Prefer leather, but I like latex and rubber, too. I've got a lot of videos and photos to contribute, but I'm not sure yet what the restrictions are about video sources.

Here is my flickr page. All of the photos on it are wallpaper-sized.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/53132828@N08/
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby AngelSlayer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:39 am

Hi Devdas5z1

Welcome to the forum , more leather fan ? That's awesome :yay:

Yeah internet is great tool for us fetishists , when I was a kid and didn't have access to internet , all my sources for this was my mom' magazines :lmao: , still remember spending hours flipping the pages , when I found woman in leather gloves pic I cut that page out and put them in my top secret wooden box :biggrin:

I read a s story of old(er) leather gloves fetishist who's in his 50-60 once , seems there is a pro and con being a teen in the 70s , he got to see a lot of women in leather gloves in the street much more than now , but have very limited access to picture sources , only from fetish magazines and VSH later on. I'm glad all of us glove fetishists are browsing this awesome forum in 2017 together :up:

Great flickr page by the way , thank you for sharing. There are several pictures there that I 've never seen before / haven't seen for a long time.

Do you have a lot of leather gloves in your collection too ? Tell us about your glove collection! :)
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Postby MyHandsAreHidden » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:42 am

Hey there devdas5z1,

It's good to see you discovered WWGFA; hopefully we won't be disappearing anytime soon! Like AngelSlayer said, it's a great place to be in 2017. I'd very much like to hear stories from someone who's been a glove lover longer than I've been alive, if you're up for telling any. :whoop:

Again, welcome and enjoy your stay!
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Rommeltje » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:11 pm

Ah, so other (leather I presume?) glove sites are dying. I was wondering what was with the sudden influx of leather lovers lately. :biggrin: You guys have always been slightly underrepresented on here - compared to how relatively common leather is as a fetish material. I'm glad that's changing! :D

So, yes, welcome aboard! :yay: Glad you found us!

Beautiful collection there on your Flickr! Rubber is my main glove fetish, but leather's a close second, and these pictures perfectly illustrate why. :-)

Please enjoy the forum!

AngelSlayer wrote:all my sources for this was my mom' magazines :lmao: , still remember spending hours flipping the pages , when I found woman in leather gloves pic I cut that page out and put them in my top secret wooden box

Ha! Yes, I would do that too, though with boots in my case. Still have a small collection of all my cutouts. :)
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby devdas5z1 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:17 am

For me, the 70's were awful for gloves. You'd see them in real life and porn because synthetic materials hadn't caught on, but gloves were rare in magazines. Then the 80's happened and everyone went insane for gloves.

My pet theory is that, since Carter, Republican presidents bring gloves back into fashion, and Democrats take them out. It lines up almost perfectly, too. During Carter's presidency from 76-80, it was almost impossible to see gloves in movies or magazines.Reagan comes along, and from 80-92, counting HW Bush, there's a huge glove renaissance Then the 90's we have Clinton and it's bad times for glove lovers again, but not quite as bad as the 70's, W gets into the office, and then gloves make a big comeback. Then they go out of style during the Obama years, and now we're at the tragic point where most fall fashion magazines don't even show gloves.
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Postby devdas5z1 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:08 am

As for my collection, I have a decent sized one. The best pair I ever bought was the first pair of long black leather gloves I bought for $46 back in 1987. They smelled great and they felt a thousand times better than any gloves I've ever had since then. But they were unlabeled and the boutique went out of business soon after I bought them. My only clue is that they were made in the Philippines.

The best pair I got since then is a pair I found on eBay back in the 90's. The seller's name was rchl, and he or she normally sold other kinds of leatherwear. The seller doesn't sell gloves anymore,and the label was "Classic Leatherwear." Haven't been able to find the brand online, though.

I've found that it's easy to spot high quality gloves, but hard to buy high quality sexy gloves, and there's a big difference. I surprised my first adult girlfriend with long black leather Portolanos.' She loved them, and they felt great to the touch, but the leather got too warm for both of us when we made out, so they became her dress gloves. Which was great (how many guys get their girlfriends to wear sexy gloves with no pushback?), but frustrating because I didn't feel comfortable buying her a new pair, and she loved the Portolanos just for fashion.

Since then I've been hit and miss. The best pair I've bought in the last few years was at https://www.black.co.uk/products/long-l ... 7090660423 . Very soft, and my girlfriend likes them, but it took a while to "break them in." It's tough, though. I've never dated a true leather fetishist, so I try to be thankful that I've had girls open minded enough to wear gloves for sex at all. In general, the more expensive the gloves are, the better, but if they're too expensive, your girlfriend won't want to use them for sex. And be prepared to "lose" the gloves if you break up! If they like them, they're not going to give them back to you.

I've also learned a few tips over the years. Never buy Chinese gloves. Not only are they poorly made, they have a terrible chemical smell, and if they're really cheap, the leather might be cat or dog skin. Most of the "fetish glove sites" sell rough leather. Looks great in photos, but not on the skin. If you're okay with matte finish gloves, give them a try. Shiny leather turns me on more, but matte finished gloves often feel better for some reason.

I've also learned that most women will try gloves for fun (you buy them sexy gloves, they're flattered, sometimes they put 2 and 2 together and use them on you immediately.) Other times they just like to wear them for fashion and you have to plant the suggestion to use them for sex later. But once you do that, they get very self-conscious wearing those gloves out in public because they know where your brain is at when they wear them.
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby AngelSlayer » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:10 am

devdas5z1 wrote:As for my collection, I have a decent sized one. The best pair I ever bought was the first pair of long black leather gloves I bought for $46 back in 1987. They smelled great and they felt a thousand times better than any gloves I've ever had since then. But they were unlabeled and the boutique went out of business soon after I bought them. My only clue is that they were made in the Philippines.

The best pair I got since then is a pair I found on eBay back in the 90's. The seller's name was rchl, and he or she normally sold other kinds of leatherwear. The seller doesn't sell gloves anymore,and the label was "Classic Leatherwear." Haven't been able to find the brand online, though.

I've found that it's easy to spot high quality gloves, but hard to buy high quality sexy gloves, and there's a big difference. I surprised my first adult girlfriend with long black leather Portolanos.' She loved them, and they felt great to the touch, but the leather got too warm for both of us when we made out, so they became her dress gloves. Which was great (how many guys get their girlfriends to wear sexy gloves with no pushback?), but frustrating because I didn't feel comfortable buying her a new pair, and she loved the Portolanos just for fashion.

Since then I've been hit and miss. The best pair I've bought in the last few years was at https://www.black.co.uk/products/long-l ... 7090660423 . Very soft, and my girlfriend likes them, but it took a while to "break them in." It's tough, though. I've never dated a true leather fetishist, so I try to be thankful that I've had girls open minded enough to wear gloves for sex at all. In general, the more expensive the gloves are, the better, but if they're too expensive, your girlfriend won't want to use them for sex. And be prepared to "lose" the gloves if you break up! If they like them, they're not going to give them back to you.

I've also learned a few tips over the years. Never buy Chinese gloves. Not only are they poorly made, they have a terrible chemical smell, and if they're really cheap, the leather might be cat or dog skin. Most of the "fetish glove sites" sell rough leather. Looks great in photos, but not on the skin. If you're okay with matte finish gloves, give them a try. Shiny leather turns me on more, but matte finished gloves often feel better for some reason.

I've also learned that most women will try gloves for fun (you buy them sexy gloves, they're flattered, sometimes they put 2 and 2 together and use them on you immediately.) Other times they just like to wear them for fashion and you have to plant the suggestion to use them for sex later. But once you do that, they get very self-conscious wearing those gloves out in public because they know where your brain is at when they wear them.



That must be why some peoples are still hunting for Vintage opera leather gloves , because of the quality of leather. I still see those 'unused' vintage opera leather ones fetch the price of 200 $+ everytime I see them show up on Ebay.



Even today , some well known leather gloves brands still choose the Philippines to be their manufacturing base , take Agnelle and Portolano for example (although they still craft some exclusive/expensive styles in France and Italy which 're their hometown) when peoples buy expensive leather gloves they must 've expected them to be imported from the EU or some sort but now it's clear that they (PH) 've been making gloves for several decades now , so there shouldn't be a problem when it comes to Quality control.

I have to admit , first time I bought Opera leather gloves from Agnelle online I had no clue that they are made in the the Philippines untill i see the label , at the price of 200 Euro+ I really expected them to be made in France or Italy :huh: so yeah I was disappointed , not long after that I bought 2 more of their gloves , also made in the Philippines , all of them are great though , quality wise.



'Classic leatherwear' gloves are one of those rare items indeed , Last time I saw it on Ebay was in 2012 , never seen them again ever since. Do they look like this ? the one you own.

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Nowsaday Portolano gloves are popular among the fashionistas indeed. This one for example !


You said they were too warm when making out , must be because they were lined ? I notice that most of their elbow / opera pairs are all lined in Silk thesedays.
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The longest pair from Black.co.uk has been on my watchlist for several years now , yes that's a perfect gloves for sex ...soft , tight and unlined ! the only reason I haven't bought it was they look exactly like the one from 'Dents' (3 points on the back of the hands and 3 buttons on the wrist and also unlined) , Black.co.uk is clearly not the manufacturer so they must 've hired some company in the UK to craft gloves for them (Made in the UK , said the description) so my guess was that someone is 'Dents' but If you happens to own the similiar looking pair from Dents too , can you tell me that If they 're the same ?

Black.co.uk's

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Thanks for sharing glove history in the US in the 70s-80s , I think some of us , the younger generation can learn a lot from you :up:
What about Porn ? I know that Pornstars like Lisa De Leeuw and Marlene Willoughby wore opera leather gloves in several porn films in the 70s - 80s , Anyone else you can recommend ? Damn , when It comes to porn , the one features low quality leather gloves never turn me on (Japanese porn for example) what a shame. :-/
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby devdas5z1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:23 am

Yup, those are the same Classic leatherwear gloves I have. As for the Black website, they probably are Dent's. I remember shopping for gloves at Bloomingdale's and finding out that their store-labeled gloves were Portolanos. So it's probably a common practice.

The Portolanos I got years ago were silk-lined, but so are the Classic Leatherwear gloves. The Blacks I have are the exact same model as the photo you posted.

I'm not very familiar with 70's or 80's porn. Personally I think most of it is pretty bland. It's all the same script, and the movies don't really understand the appeal of true femdoms, plus the leatherwear usually comes off halfway through the movie.

I understand why people don't like Japanese porn (their glove quality does tend to suck, and pixilation is annoying), but I love it despite that. Japanese porn really "gets" fetishists and isn't afraid to focus on boots, gloves, and fetishwear. And the girls always seem to be excited about gloves.
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