There’s a saying attributed to the late Coco Chanel—she of the storied French fashion house—that goes something like “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” The designer’s pithy ode to stylistic restraint, apocryphal or not, tends to be true. Less is often more. Except, that is, when it comes to cold-weather dressing. As soon as the temperature dips below a certain degree I want all the clothes, and I want them pronto. Scarves. Hats. Bags. Gloves. So, so many gloves.
So if you were planning on ditching a few accessories this season in adherence with Coco’s oft-cited credo, let me be the first to say: don’t let it be the gloves. Anything but the gloves! I’d hazard a guess that a lot of you real manly men don’t even consider slipping on some gloves until temperatures reach subarctic conditions. Taking the appropriate steps to stop your fingers from freezing isn’t some grand concession to the changing tides of modern masculinity or significant forfeiture of your outdoorsy bona fides—it’s an acknowledgement that your fingers are freezing. Dude, it’s fifteen degrees out and blizzarding. (Or, hell, fifty degrees out and mildly windy.) I’d be worried if your fingers weren’t freezing. Put on the damn gloves. I can see you shivering from here.
So, before you leave the house this season, look in the mirror and then add one thing: some gloves. Because not all heroes wear capes, but a hell of a lot of ’em wear gloves. And you sure look like the heroic type to me.
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Straightforward, affordable gloves that won’t leave you fumbling to unlock your phone for what feels like hours while you wait for an Uber in the frigid cold.
Flip It Gloves
If your go-to winter fit tends to be all black everything try these earth-toned fleece camo gloves from Carhartt to add an instant dose of (highly functional) personality.
Mélange Wool-Blend Gloves
Wool-blend gloves as handsome as any of the very best sweaters in your rotation.
Etip Salty Dog Knit Tech Gloves
Touchscreen compatible fingertips that’ll let you handle your business with ease wherever you are.
Cashmere gloves that are stretchy, soft, and sure to pair well with everything else you already own.
Retro Pile Gloves
As delightfully fuzzy as the brand’s coziest fleece.
Wool Smartphone Gloves
Tech-friendly wool gloves that—thankfully—don’t look a thing like what you first think of when you hear the phrase “tech-friendly.”
Guildford Mélange Flannel and Leather Gloves
The type of gloves you wear when you don’t want to leave any fingerprints around.
Striped Wool Gloves
A striped pair from a true master of the pattern.
Burnished Leather Gloves
Every man needs a solid pair of black leather gloves in his winter wardrobe. Yours should be from Barbour.
HP Neoprene Gloves
Like a slick, water-repelling wetsuit that’ll keep your hands toasty all winter long.
Tricot-Knit and Leather Gloves
Bonus points for the subtle fabric play.
A streamlined leather pair that could double as some sweet driving gloves in a pinch.
Genuine Shearling Tech Gloves
Smartphone-friendly, shearling-lined gloves that’ll help you avoid further cracking your already-shattered iPhone screen.
Torgil Goatskin Gloves
Sueded. Nordic. Goat leather. (‘Nuff said.)
Arrow Logo Patch Gloves
The easiest way to add a dose of graphic cool to your winter fits.
Storm System Suede-Trimmed Padded Cashmere Gloves
If you’re going to splurge on gloves, you better make sure you’re really getting your money’s worth. Loro Piana’s cashmere-lined pair costs half a grand, but they’ll keep you warm for the rest of your damn life.
Cashmere Lined Leather Driving Gloves
Brunello Cucinelli sees Loro Piana’s pair and says “hold my beer.”
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Source : Esquire