Try "Mechanix" gloves. That is the brand name,they should be available at the local Auto chain for about $30. They are well worth it as they are well made and seem as if they will last for quite a while.
If it is good for racing mechanic's, than they should be good enough the average guy. Also, they are washable.
One thing you will like, they don't slip! They are synthetic (feels like soft suede leather) on the palm side and a nylon web material on the back side that breaths well. Another good thing is that the leather is thick enough that heat isn't too much of a problem, don't grab a hot header! j/k Go try a pair out at the store. I think you will find them at http://www.martelbros.com/mechanix/Gloves.html
[This message has been edited by roas (edited 05-04-2000).]