There are a large number of different kinds of gloves. In fact, there are so many that it can often get confusing very quickly. Let's go over several different styles describing what kind of work each pair of gloves is designed for:
Leather Work Gloves - These are the most well known and perhaps most used of all work gloves. While most leather work gloves aren't specifically designed for any one use, they are great if all you need is something tough to keep your hands protected. It's also important to note that these are often sold in pairs of 12, so be sure to check how many pairs you are receiving before making a purchase.
Cold Weather Work Gloves - This type of glove is manufactured with cold weather in mind. Many of these are waterproof and are designed to keep your hands warm when working in cold climates. These work gloves are usually sold by the pair, not in bulk, and often cost more than other types. If your current pair isn't keeping your hands warm enough, consider trying a pair of these.
Cut Resistant Gloves - As the name suggests, these gloves are designed to protect against cuts and abrasions. They provide a higher resistance to sharp objects, thus being perfect for jobs such as those working with sheet metal, glass, and any job that requires the use of sharp objects in general.
High Performance Gloves - Looking for a highly durable, well crafted glove that allows for higher amounts of precision and dexterity than a generic leather glove can offer? Then this is the type of glove you'll want to be wearing. Similarly to the cold weather gloves, these are also usually sold by the pair and cost more than most other glove types. But if you want the best, high performance glove for precision tactility, you won't settle for anything less.