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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.24
Gloves, Black, White 

a.  Description
Gloves will not have any visible ornamentation, decorative stitching, embossed design, or manufacturer’s logo.  Glove stitching will be the same color as the basic glove material.

(1) Black Gloves  Black leather gloves are basic uniform components and will be made of smooth leather or smooth synthetic leather (Figure 3501.24-1). 
(2) White Gloves  White gloves are made of authorized fabric (Figure 3501.24-3).
b.  Occasion for Wear
(1) Black Gloves  Black gloves may be worn with all authorized Navy outerwear, including the black fleece liner, during inclement weather.  Black leather gloves are basic uniform components and are prescribable for wear.  Non-leather fabric black gloves (Figure 3501.24-2) are optional for wear with Service and Working uniforms with the exception of the Summer White uniform, when black leather gloves are not prescribed.

(2) White Gloves  White gloves are prescribable for Officers/CPOs (Figure 3501.24-3).  E1-E6 Sailors may optionally wear white gloves when participating in events where white gloves are prescribed, but may not be required to do so.

c.  Correct Wear  
Gloves are removed to shake hands.
(1) Black Gloves  Black gloves are worn and never carried.  Formal events, ceremonies or occasions where standardization in appearance is required dictate the wearing of black leather gloves.

(2) White Gloves  White gloves (when required) may be worn or carried with uniforms.

d.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs)
Center surname, first initial and middle initial (if applicable) on inside lip of glove.

Figure 3501.24-1
Black Leather Gloves

Figure 3501.24-2
Black Fabric Gloves

Figure 3501.24-3
White Gloves
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