If The Glove Fits - The Winter Glove Guide

I’m sure you’ve probably said, “Nah, I don’t need a pair of gloves.” But if you’ve ever had one of those “oh shit” moments halfway into your commute when you realize not having a proper pair of gloves is crushing your world, you know what we’re talking about.

There are no gloves on the market that do everything. For sporting endeavors, wicking, durability, and waterproofing are key. For style, leather and leather-trimmed gloves can be an extension of your outfit, and can add texture and color to what you’re wearing. Let’s face it, you don’t want to be “that guy” in the ski gloves while on the way to the bar. No matter what you’re keeping your paws warm for, we’ve got a rundown of the best options on the market.

The Best Suit-Ready Glove: Dents Penrith Knit-Trimmed Leather Gloves ($95)
The Dents Penrith gloves are perfect for braving the elements in your dressier looks. Whether you’re walking to work in the city, or are on a train for your commute these good-looking gloves are designed for style and warmth. The outer shell is crafted from fine leather and the gloves have snap-fastening wrist straps that allows for a more personalized fit, as well as tonal ribbed cuffs that are fully lined and designed to keep cold air out. The gloves themselves are fully lined, made with a smooth knitted wool-blend that’s 50% wool and 50% acrylic. Though they may be so good looking you won’t want to take them off, sitting at your desk typing away with gloves on is probably going to elicit a company-mandated drug test.

The Winter Sports Glove: Poc Wrist Glove ($140)
Winners of a slew of design and tech awards (including the RedDot Design Award, Observeur Design, and the Swedish Design Award), Swedish company Poc obviously can make a hell of a glove. Poc combines technological fabrics and a clean, sharp design to create a glove that's both functional and great looking. Utilizing innovative ski-safety technology that’s used on goggles, helmets, and body armor, Poc has made winter gloves that are waterproof, windproof and breathable, and designed to keep snow out with its close fit, long cuff and drawstring closure. The reinforced palm made from goatskin provides an excellent grip, while the back of the hand consists of nylon stretch fabric. This is the glove you want when hell is, quite literally, freezing over.

Best Utility Gloves: Bushwak Appalachian ($35)
Not just for chores like yard work, shoveling snow, and chopping wood, the Bushwak Appalachian’s good looks make them equally suited to any kind of casual look, from denim to chinos. The gloves feature a removeable 40-gram Thinsulate lining for warmth flexibility when both temperatures and seasons change.

The Best Driving Gloves: Dents Delta Leather Driving Gloves ($95)
Dent’s driving gloves are not just for high style. They serve a purpose, ensuring better wheel grip and reducing hand fatigue. The gloves feature the classic details you’d come to expect in driving gloves. There’s the cut out back, cut out knuckles, perforated fingers and Dents’ stud fastener closure on the back. These gloves come unlined for a closer fit, and are made of supple leather, while elasticized cuffs are there for comfort. Whether you’re on the road or off, these driving gloves will keep you warm and looking stylish.

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