Originally Posted by Achilles_
I'm fairly certain any leather glove will wrinkle given time/wear. I remember this question coming up a while back too, in the words of another member "of course it will wrinkle, its skin!"
I'm not talking about mild wrinkling and creases in the high-stress areas... I'm talking about it going from 17 year old vegan chick to 90 year old chainsmoking hag in a matter of months. Stretching, complete loss of suppleness and just extreme wrinkling all over the place. I have a pair of zegna gloves that are especially bad, and that happened fast as hell. Lost their shape and the leather just looks horrible to my eyes. The one exception are a pair of corneliani gloves I got some years ago. They're of course a bit wrinkled overall, and they have firm creases in the high-stress areas, much like the skin on a human hand, but as opposed to the other gloves I've had, the skin is still quite supple, it's still smooth and shiny (slightly lessened by the wrinkleing, but all in all it's still nice smooth leather) They've expanded a bit, but not terribly much and the fingertips I think have even gotten smoother as they've been polished from wear. Trouble is I have no idea why one pair turns to shit and this other pair is quite fine. They don't fit me great as I have long slender fingers, and unfortunately I've worn a hole in the lining on the index finger of one of them, but the leather itself has held up great. Of course they're wrinkled, but the leather is recognizeable, and they havent become horribly dry.
So what tends to make the difference here, is the thickness of the leather? The type of animal they're made from? Am I overwearing them by not having several pairs to rotate? I'm a fan of gloves, I just don't want to buy something that's going to turn horrible in a short while. I just want to be able to get some gloves that are going to stay presentable for a reasonable ammount of time.