Instead of treating gloves as a wardrobe afterthought, buy a quality pair. They’ll not only keep you warm, but they’ll look good with the rest of your clothes, too. And make sure they fit you. “Winter gloves should fit snugly but not tightly – they need to have room for air, which insulates,” says Bryan Freedman, owner of the San Francisco–based retailer Leather Gloves Online. “To find your size, wrap a tape measure around the middle of your palm. That number is your glove size. Then round up to the nearest whole size for winter gloves.” Here are four top-end leather and suede pairs we like.
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Cole Haan Classic Deerskin Glove
Hand-stitching is crucial because it means the glove will last longer. This cashmere blend-lined deerskin pair is a true classic. [$150; colehaan.com]
Credit: Cole Haan
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Coach Tech Nappa Gloves
Even if you want a pair just to wear to the office, they should be as well crafted as these mahogany sheep leather gloves. The cashmere lining is so soft, you'll hate taking them off when you get inside. [$150; coach.com]