I am surprised no one tried to convince him to get another pair of Fairtex! Those are solid gloves and meant for MT. I don't think you can get any MT specific glove which is better than those. Perhaps you should avoid the breathable for added life?!? I have a pair of 18oz Fairtex BGV1 with the Nation Print and I love them!
If you are doing western boxing, I would definitely recommend Reyes, but they are not cut like MT gloves. They have long cuff, the weight is very distributed and before break in they are stiff and I doubt you would be able to clinch with them.
Used once: XL Rival BR10 D3o $115+ship