Before I ask my question, here's a bit of a background: I live in Chicago very close to the lakefront. The past year I bought a pair of Dents rabbit fur lined leather gloves for $160 which I thought was expensive. They didn't do the job during the middle of winter - my hands were still fairly cold. Here it gets extremely cold due to the windchill. I was under the impression that rabbit fur was supposed to be extremely warm - then I heard about Peccary gloves. So I went ahead and bought a pair of Dents Peccary cashmere lined gloves, for $350 thinking they'd be the real deal. Now upon inspection, the leather is beautiful, but the cashmere doesn't seem any more substantial than a cheaper pair of gloves. So my question is, are these gloves more of a fashion piece or also for function? Does Peccary actually provide better insulation as compared to a cheaper leather? I know that alpaca tends to be the warmest, but I cannot find an alpaca lined peccary glove. Appreciate any input, thanks!