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Fingerless Gloves

Girls had lace, boys had leather, but neither had fingers.

No longer for cardboard-box-dwellers anymore, fingerless gloves were the super-cool street style of the 1980s.

There was the cut-off style where only the fingertips were gone or the complete fingerless style where the glove ended at the knuckle line, leaving your fingers free from constriction.

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Whatever the style, you weren’t really 80s cool without a pair of fingerless gloves.

Madonna inspired the street-sexy style with dainty lace in fashion colours. White lace, black lace – sure, we’d seen it before. But what about hot pink, neon green, and fluorescent yellow?

Short, long, two colours worn one over the other – there were no limits to the allure of lace gloves when you were a material girl.

Boys had their own version of fingerless gloves that conveyed power, strength, and street cred.

Breakdancers used cut-off leather gloves for protection as they rotated on their hands, allowing them to still maintain a grip when waving across the floor as ‘the worm’, while Metalheads donned black leather driving style gloves that made their hands look really awesome during their lightning-fast air-guitar riffs.