I've never used a cut proof or cut resistant glove but I think it may come in handy when using a mandolin slicer or prepping a bunch veggies. Any suggestions on the pros and cons between cut resistant and cut proof gloves? Any specific products you would suggest?
There's no such thing as "cut proof", so you should still try to be careful. I use a Microplane glove with my mandolin, and it's worked out quite well so far. Cook's Illustrated also recommends this glove.
I have the same problem years ago, I am a clumsy person and always cut my self whenever I work or cook in the kitchen. I avoided using knives for many year and just throw almost everything to the food processor. But everything changed when my friend send me this NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves last Christmas, and boy..everything changed after that. I am more confident in handling knives, specially when slicing meat. Hope this help. :)