I carry a pair of Hatch FM3500 Friskmaster on me when I leave the house. I like them a lot.
The only beef I have with leather gloves are that if they get wet they then dry with the speed of a fresh coat of paint in a thunderstorm and if the weather is cold they do not keep your hands warm. On the other hand, I very seldom wear them for warmth but for when I need to touch someone I don't fancy (drunks, junkies etc) and when I help friends out moving furniture, carrying firewood or somesuch.
I hear more and more people speaking highly of Mechanix-gloves so I may have to try those out in some shape or form in the future.