7 Men’s Gloves To Beat The War On Winter


Compared to last year’s winter-full of blizzards and snow storms, an odd wave of “warm” winter weather has had some men overlooking one timeless accessory: gloves. Considering jean and coat pockets can double as hand-warmers themselves, this item isn’t necessarily seen as a necessity. But from here on out, forgo the pockets-as-gloves trick and see these next few gloves as beacons of comfy, stylish light.

1. Gap
Thanks to affordable brands like Gap, gloves don’t have to be secondary. Mixed with hues of red and gray, this pair (which has openings at the thumb and index fingers to keep you connected to your cell) will get you through a reasonably chilly night out. And unlike delicate fabrics that need to be dry-cleaned, feel free to throw these cotton gloves in the wash once they start to look a little dull. $9.99, gap.com.

2. Rugby Ralph Lauren
Although we’re well into 2012, sales have yet to end, and Rugby is having a sale that can’t be missed. These “Olive Ragg” gloves are fingerless and cuffed, giving you an option in length. However, they’re wool and have a leather patch on the palms, meaning that these have to take a trip to your dry-cleaner. Originally $59.60, get them on sale—now. $29.50, rugby.com.

Here’s one for you trendy tech-heads. ISOTONER’s “smarTouch Diamond Grid Gloves” are crafted so that you can leave your gloves on while using any touch-screen gadget. Just visit the website and choose your color. Oh, and the sale continues (once upon a time, they cost 42 bucks). $29.40, totes-isotoner.com.

4. Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein always keeps it simple and sleek. A pair of black gloves will get you through any event and coordinates well with any outfit. The knit lining also provides a smooth fit. $65.00, lordandtaylor.com.

5. John Varvatos
The zipper detail makes these John Varvatos gloves a standout pair. Durable, strong, and lined with cashmere, the classic-black look strikes again. $95, johnvarvatos.com.

6. Pierotucci
Vibrant gloves like this two-toned Italian leather pair by Pierotucci are priceless. Pierotucci is a bit costly, but nothing beats quality—these gloves will last a lifetime of winters. And according to pierotucci.com, these creamy colored gloves are “Perfect for the man who likes to ride a motorcycle or a vespa.” We’ll take it. $149, pierotucci.com.

7. CO-OP Barney’s New York
These gloves by Barney’s are a rusty gold color at face value, but are dark brown in between each of the fingers. Add character to a structured, solid-colored outfit with this accessory and everyone’s sure to take notice. $69, barneys.com.