Saturday, March 30, 2024

To Remove or Not: Glove Etiquette

Heavy, soiled gloves are not held to the same standards as fashionable gloves. Different rules apply. – Image source, Etiquipedia private library

Q. Is it necessary to remove the glove before shaking hands? Are there certain occasions when this is or is not necessary?- From "Waiting"

A. If a man should be working and have on heavy soiled gloves he should remove them before shaking hands, otherwise it is not necessary.
– By Madame Merri, 1912

🍽Etiquette Enthusiast, Maura J. Graber, is the Site Editor for the Etiquipedia© Etiquette Encyclopedia

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