I decided to got the leather route on the gloves, just to hold up for the long hall. I used gray leather work gloves from wally world. then I went to the tandy leather store and bought some scrap white leather that is real thin. I hand stitched on the top of the hand then I glued it to the glove with leather weld. i glued on all the finger tips also with leather weld.
here are some pix.