I generally don’t lock in too many hand to cloth grips for several reasons:
1) It strongly increases likelihood of jacking up fingers over time.
2) Attachment via cloth can lead to psychological attachment in trying to force positions for longer than it’s wise too.
I feel #2. When live rolling, I’m not super-skillful, but I have great grips for some reason. I will often grab onto a lapel in the hopes that it will eventually lead to a choke, but without the roadmap nor conviction to get me there.