when I was little, I once took my mom's leather gloves without permission and went out to play in the snow. you see, my own woollen gloves would get soaking wet when building a snowman, snow ball fighting or sliding down the ice on my stomach. needless to say I ruined my mom's precious gloves that day and couldn't feel more embarrassed. till this day I haven't even though about investing in a nice pair of leather gloves because I guess at a subconscious level I was afraid I would end up ruining them . but then came the day when the guys at nowistyle sent me these studded beauties and I couldn't be any happier. no playing in the snow with these ones.