There’s a saying attributed to the late Coco Chanel—she of the storied French fashion house—that goes something like this: “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 dressing for winter. 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. Winter gloves, to be exact.
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. But 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. Guys, it’s fifteen degrees out and there’s a blizzard. 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 winter gloves. Because not all heroes wear capes, but a of a lot of ‘em wear gloves. And you sure look like the heroic type.
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Marled Suede Gloves
Tech-friendly wool-and-suede gloves that—thankfully—don’t look a thing like what you first think of when you hear the phrase “tech-friendly.”
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.
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Columbia’s patented, heat-retaining gloves will provide you with superior warmth and comfort come frigid days and nights.
Full Finger Knit Gloves
Wool-blend gloves as handsome as any of the very best sweaters in your rotation.
Storm Run Gloves
For all the runners out there, these fitted Under Armour gloves are made of soft-knit fabric with a smooth exterior, retaining heat while also allowing your hands to breath as you jet outdoors in the cold.
Etip Salty Dog Knit Tech Gloves
The touchscreen-compatible fingertips will let you handle your business with ease wherever you are.
Ribbed Texting Gloves
Straightforward gloves that won’t leave you fumbling to unlock your phone for what feels like hours while you wait for an Uber in the cold.
Wool & Deerskin Gloves
The toughness of deerskin and comfort of wool are combined to form a pair that do the most for you in the cold season.
Quilted Touch Screen Field Gloves
If the perfectly sized quilting doesn’t get you from the go, the Thinsulate insulation, rib-knit cuffs, and touch screen-compatible fingertips definitely should.
Blue Striped Gloves
A striped pair from a true master of the pattern.
Retro Pile Gloves
As delightfully fuzzy as the brand’s coziest fleece.
Guildford Mélange Flannel and Leather Gloves
The type of gloves you wear when you don’t want to leave any fingerprints around.
Cashmere gloves that are stretchy, soft, and sure to pair well with everything else you already own.
Stripe Cuff Recycled Cashmere Gloves
From the recycled cashmere to the smart phone-ready fingertips to the stripe at the cuff, these gloves deliver on multiple fronts.
Burnished Leather Gloves
Every man needs a solid pair of leather gloves in his winter wardrobe. Yours should be from Barbour.
Hand Off Logo Gloves
These “Hand Off” gloves are really meant to be hands on.
Utsjo Elk and Fleece Gloves
If there is one name to know in the winter glove game, it’s Hestra. The brand has been around since the ’30s, offering quality pieces—like this Nordic elk set lined with fleece—that are built to last for decades.
A streamlined leather pair from a brand that’s all about heavy duty (and that could double as some sweet driving gloves in a pinch, too).
Genuine Shearling Tech Gloves
Smartphone-friendly, shearling-lined gloves that’ll help you avoid further cracking your already-shattered iPhone screen.
Traveler Leather Gloves
Textured, travel-ready gloves that are truly first class.
Cashmere-Lined Check Wool and Lambskin Gloves
Lambskin leather palms with a button closure? Check. Cashmere lining? Check. Iconic check pattern made out of wool? Double check.
Off The Grid Ski Gloves
Gloves primed for blessing yourself in the name of the “father, son, and House of Gucci.”
Damon Baby Cashmere-Lined Suede 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 almost a grand, but will keep you warm for the rest of your damn life.
Hermès sees Loro Piana’s pair and drops a royal flush.
Sheepskin Leather Gloves
Brunello Cucinelli sees Hermès’s hand and says “hold my beer.”
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Source : Esquire