A gauntlet…is not only a MTV thing.

Gauntlets are gloves, which are close-fitting to the hands. They are long and reach almost to the elbow with wide ends near the arms.  Mostly seen in Medieval time period, medival style gauntlets were made from soft suede and leather that fell in folds over the wrists. They gained popularity between the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Source:  The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers.