Originally Posted by suited
I use Harbinger. I tend to have issues with dry skin, and if I use chalk it dries my hands out like crazy. Within a few hours I'll have hangnails on every finger. I don't mind calluses at all, but hangnails drive me nuts.
Gloves > straps. Straps really kill your chances of improving your grip.
Gloves just add a layer that can squish around. Straps used only on the heaviest sets make it so your grip doesn't prevent you from working the rest of your body.
Originally Posted by Monaco
I've lost several pairs of gloves and don't use them now, and callous are not attractive.
On a girl maybe, and I'd argue that it doesn't matter. On a man, it shows you're not useless.