Winter Glove Guide

Winter is gearing up and getting its act together which means it’s time for you to do the same with your winter accessories. Winter hats, gloves, and mittens often get overlooked when it comes to bringing together your winter look. Here’s a style guide that’s as practical as it is posh.


When you think of Red Wing Heritage you naturally think of their classic boots, but the Buckskin Leather Gloves from Red Wing are worthy of the spotlight in their own right. They’re made of 3.25 oz. Chrome Tanned Deerskin Leather and feature a 40g Thinsulate lining and reinforced leather palm patch. Available in Black, Brown, Yellow and Nutmeg. Match them with your favorite Iron Rangers or compliment them with a contrasting color for more impact. $89


The North Face has been known for cold weather gear since 1966 when Doug Tompkins founded the company with the motto “necessity before luxury” and the intention of making the outdoors accessible to people of all backgrounds and capabilities. The Denali Leather Glove is made of 8.5 oz. waxed cotton and water-repellant cowhide leather. It’s lined with high-pile wool fleece. It’s a special edition, so you’ll want to act fast. $100


Filson is a Seattle-based company that has been outfitting adventurers since 1897. We feature them a lot around here because their products are made to last a lifetime. These Bison Knit Gloves are no exception. Bison wool is sourced from the USA and will keep your hands warm without impairing dexterity. They are incredibly soft and naturally water repellent. These contain no lanolin so they’re fully machine washable. Fun Fact: Because bison wool is inert, fewer people have sensitivity reactions to it than comparable products like wool, cashmere, alpaca, and mohair. If you’re a sensitive beardsman, consider these from Filson. $98


Beardsman and buffalo plaid go together like coffee and cream. These Buffalo Plaid Leather Gloves from J. Crew are a classic leather glove with a rugged touch of buffalo plaid cashmere on the exterior. Pair it with an olive green or black jacket but don’t try to get too matchy-matchy with other buffalo plaid patterns. $60


L.L. Bean is a name that is famously synonymous with cold-weather gear. The Buckskin Chopper Mitts are a traditional double-layer woodsman’s mitten that have been a winter staple in Maine for generations. These are tough enough for chopping wood, hunting, and ice fishing: All things your beard was built for. Made of supple and strong buckskin, they resist wind, wear, and water. The moccasin-style construction is a classic and the wing on the thumb seam provides for extra durability. Outer shell is merino wool, inner liner is wool nylon blend. Available in gold and brown. $69


Pendleton Woolen Mills is one of the oldest wool mills in the United States, operating since since 1863. The Jacquard Texting Gloves will help you get your message across whatever the chill factor. These knit gloves have a special combination of yarns in the thumbs made of merino wool, spandex, and copper. Available in a two smart patterns and a price that’s just as attractive. $29.50


United By Blue is a company with a mission. For every product sold, they remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups. These Ragg Wool Gloves will be your next best friend for cold days. Ragg wool is woven and crimped with two strands of dyed wool and one strand of undid wool to create it’s classic look. This pair is sure to warm your hands and your heart. $26


If you’re looking to class it up a bit, try the Harris Tweet Leather Glove from Allen Edmonds. Primarily known for their handcrafted men’s dress shoes, they’ve been practicing their craft since 1922. These are made from the finest Harris Tweed wool from Scotland and the palm is Metisse leather. Polyester fleece lining makes them as warm as they are smart. $56.25


For the indecisive that have a difficult time deciding between gloves or mittens, how about some flip-top mittens. The Cozy Flip Mitt from SmartWool is the best of both worlds that frees up your fingers when you need them. Made of merino wool blend, the thumb has a knit touch-screen capability. Button closure keeps the mitt in place when your fingers need some fresh air. Available in black or taupe. $40

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