Everyone loves that working man look. Makes dudes feel tough, and that lets the chicks know what is up. I've been wearing work style leather gloves as my warmer day handwear for well over a decade now, from Cabelas, L.L. Bean, and even the local hardware store. Leather work gloves are multi-purpose, and using them on the hill is a great option while still being able to chop wood when you get home.
One huge plus that these gloves have over my other leather work gloves is the elastic cuff. It fits perfectly under any style jacket sleeve, and is tight enough to keep out any snow when you take a spill (come on admit it, everyone eats it now and again). The Ridge Glove fits fairly true to size, where as the Oven Mitt you may want to size up.
These gloves have been very durable so far. They have held up to carrying skis, grabs, falling on rails, and everything else I have used them for. It's a good quality leather glove. Work gloves wouldn't be made out of leather if they fell apart. No threads coming apart, no chaffs or cuts in the leather. I approve.
The Ridge, as well as Flylow's other gloves and mitts, have a baked in leather treatment for waterproofing. Luckly Colorado is not too wet, but even running them under the sink the water drips right off. This DWR treatment will wear off after time, but Nikwax is a great product to bring any leather back to life. Always take care of you gloves and mitts, especially leather ones. They will last much longer.
Like I said earlier, these are not your all condition gloves. Ones the temp drops below that 20 degree mark or so, you may want something insulated. The wind does not cut through them, but wind will always make you cold. The inside of the glove is soft with a tiny bit of insulation to keep your hands happy.
Overall, you are getting some serious bang for your buck. Are there better products out there? Sure. My Cabelas work gloves are Gortex and not as clunky (the Ridge isn't super clunky btw, just a bit thick) for the same price. One thing they lack is the elastic cuff. Both are great products, and as always with all ski gear, try it on before you buy it! Support your local shop!