The Practically of Driving Gloves

Whether its feeling like a hitman or Ryan Gosling in Drive, tight leather driving/racing gloves are kinda badass. But have they declined in practicality? Are they mere novelities that the average basement-dwelling Neckbeard will buy from Hot Topic to look like a Level XIIVI Wizard? Where can one get driving gloves that A) are classy B) aren't super $$$ C) don't make you look super creepy when you step out in front of Safeway. What do you all think?