If you really want to hear about it...

"The week before that, somebody’d stolen my camel’s-hair coat right out of my room, with the fur lined gloves right in the pocket," (4). 

Holdenoften times fantasizes about what he would do to the boy that stole his gloves. It’s not a matter of the gloves themselves because Holden is more than capable of buying another pair. Holden merely wants to step up to the plate and confront the situation ‘like a man’ but he cannot follow through with it in reality.