No, it’s not what you think if you think someone ran out of wool before the glove got finished. Fingerless gloves are on purpose and practical.

Fingerless gloves are worn by bikers to afford a better grip on the handlebars. Skateboarders and roller bladers wear them to protect palms and reinforce their grip in the event of a tumble. Fly fisherman favor fingerless gloves to better manipulate line and tackle under cool conditions. And, according to Kristin Holbrook, Telluride Inside… and Out’s fabbie fashionista, busy women like her like fingerless gloves because they keep hands warm in Telluride winters, but allow the wearer to make a call, jot down a note, or check a text, and get on with business in general while staying warm.

For the holidays, Two Skirts is carrying fingerless gloves in sparkle cashmere and extra long lengths in gold, purple, navy, gray and black for extra comfort and extra glam.

For last-minute shoppers, fingerless gloves make the perfect gift.

Oh, and for trivia buffs, the woolen varietals of fingerless gloves became popular in the 1980s, thanks to the example of pop star Nik Kershaw.

Want to know more? (Not about Kershaw, about the gloves.) Do the usual, click the play button and listen to what Kristin has to say.

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