I have a friend, i wanted to make some gloves for. These days are colder than what we are used to. I basically enlarged the size of the gloves by adding some vertical lines in the outskirt of the pattern, and removed the most girlish of the colours from my gloves.
I was very happy with the result, this weekend I will see if he likes them. I used a thin wool yarn, and knitting needle 2 mm.