I've got a pair of White Mule leather gloves that have lasted me nine
years. I wound up preserving them by accident. I was doing my
hardwood floors, applying a topcoat of polyurethane or some such. I
had my gloves on, and squeezed the excess poly out of the applicator
sponge. So from then on, after they dried, the gloves were extra
tough, even water resistant. They are none too flexible, but they're
still on the job! Just thought I'd pass that along.
The dignified don't even enter in the game.
-- The Jam