Now that the cold season is slowly taking over, it’s time to think about keeping your hands warm. Although initially gloves were designed to have a functional purpose, they have returned into fashion as a must-have winter accessory that should not be overlooked. Winter gloves for men and women are designed to add a little bit of old-fashioned flair to your outfit.
Whether you are about to set off on a winter getaway or you are going for a stroll in the neighbouring park, there are lots of options for your cold weather needs. From waterproof technical gloves with linings for wintersports, to heat-regulating gloves to race around town, or even stylish classic leather pairs, perfect for commuting, you might want to take the following criteria into consideration, before you are buying a new pair of winter gloves for men:
Style. If you are picking your cold-weather essential accessory according to your style, there is no wrong or right choice really, as it comes down to your personal preference. You should, however, try to make sure that they go with the rest of your wardrobe.
Fabric. From waterproof breathable Gore-Tex technology, to wool, cashmere or shearling gloves, all the way to the leather classics, winter gloves for men are available in a multitude of fabric or designs, depending on the activity you want to purchase them for.
Colour. If you wish to stay on the safe side, stick to the neutrals and the classic black or browns. Otherwise, the colours chosen for this season by the fashion experts are anything from autumnal leaves to earthy browns and greens.
Here are a few winter gloves styles to consider:
If you are more athletic, you could probably get away with a pair of technical gloves, even off the slopes, but make sure you stick to the dark colourways for your weather-resistant materials.
Mittens are back and they can be quite stylish for grown-ups, when made of hi-loft fleece or a chunky ribbed knit and worn with more relaxed pieces.
Driving gloves were initially made to provide the extra-grip you need for the steering-wheel. Consequently, they emphasize on utility over style, so it’s better to leave them in the car, as this is what gloves compartments are for.
When you think of warm and cozy, knitted gloves come into mind. Before you choose them, make sure they are made of the fabric composition you want: wool is warm, natural and thus biodegradable, acrylic on the other hand, will make your hands sweat, even if relatively warm.
Touchscreen gloves are a new thing, ever since phone and tech addicted have become the mainstream and they can still be stylish, while having touchscreen-friendly options, so you can stay connected to your tech on the go.
Leather gloves will always be the classical choice and are the ideal winter investment, for a smart-casual look and well protected hands.
Whatever your style is, winter gloves offer an invaluable protection and warmth when temperature drops, be it a functional clothing item or the high-end handcrafted fashion accessory to suit your outfit.