"I changed women, like, tiryam-tiriyam, gloves
I always wore tiryam-tiriyam, I am a cap ... "
(song from "Maxim's Youth")
Probably, gloves have never been so significant and indispensable detail of the toilet, as in the XIX century. This applied to both women and men.
The main man of the French Empire, Napoleon Bonaparte, had a particular weakness for gloves. Being a big fan of antiquity, in this matter he would hardly have agreed with the ancient Greeks, who considered the constant wearing of gloves a sign of a sissy. It is known that in the wardrobe of the French emperor there were more than 240 pairs of gloves. True, men's gloves by then all the polls were short and finally lost the "glamorous" embroideries and jewelry. They began to appreciate, above all, the quality of the material and tailoring.