Started a new career as an Ohio Highway Technician after retiring from Military as a 12 Bravo Combat Engineer. The state job is by far less strenuous on the body and hands, digging post holes, mixing up concrete, small asphalt jobs and heavy equipment work. I purchased these gloves because of my hand size 3X and I had a pair in my past life. Oddly, both of my middle fingers wore a hole in them in the inside of the fingers only after 7 months. Re-purchased same glove, hoping this pair was just bad luck and the next will wear longer. I will let you know in a few months if these gloves are worthy of purchasing for real men at work.