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Oct 09 2013

Why Does This Exist: Gloves Forever

DSC8765_1024x1024When you see the glove in the image above what’s the first thing you notice? Is it the strange color, or the odd texture? The questionable material, or the visually shoddy workmanship? Would you wear a pair of gloves like this?

My advice to you is that you shouldn’t, these are not work gloves they are a piece of art. But like LeVar Burton used to say on Reading Rainbow, “Don’t take my word for it.” Check out the Sruli Recht, the creator, description of this piece of art.

Sharkskin Glove – Thorns In

Fitted and unlined glove from basking shark skin, with the mic-rose thorns inside. Should you put your hand in, you will discover that the thorns, all directed to slant inward, will lock your hand in place in the manner of, ten thousand fishhooks. Should you attempt to remove it, the thousands of thorns will bite into the skin. You can put the gloves on, but to remove them would mean to cut them off. Gloves for life, or for one wear – the ultimate and final commitment.
Yes, you interpreted that right. These gloves are made of basking shark skin. Basking sharks are covered in thorns. The thorns of the skin have been placed on the inside of these gloves. Once you put them on you’d have to remove them surgically. Priced at about $975 you probably don’t want to do that.
Hit the jump for more angles.
DSC8762_1024x1024DSC8774_1024x1024DSC8773_1024x1024Watch out for more from this artist. He’s bound to be featured again here.
Thanks to Bo, he wears socks made from basking shark skin every day.

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