I was wondering if folks had a recommendation for a good, durable leather. I decided to treat myself to a nice set of gloves for the winter... and inside of a week of light wear it looked as though I'd been grating cheese with the damn things, and the 'gentleman' at the store refused to take them back. My first and last foray into the land of deerskin (I'd thought deerskin was marginally more durable than what this experience has taught me)... and first and last foray into said gentleman's shop. Lesson learned.
So, I'm going to plunk down another chunk of change, this time doing what I should have done, and have some made from Chester Jeffries. Any suggestions as to leather type that they use that are somewhat damage-resistant? I'm not looking to haul rocks or grate cheese, but for something that will at least survive everyday use without peeling or looking as though I've been playing with handfuls of nails.
So, here's what I'm after: durable, on the thin side, durable, a little more resistant to stretching (since I like my gloves to fit like... a clichÃ©). The main options leather-wise tend to be capeskin, deerskin, and peccary but I'm unsure as to the durability and quality and could use a couple pointers (I've done some searching, and while most people do mention the style and lining they get, they neglect to mention the leather).