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Stand Out With Your Hands Out

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You’re suited up and about to step out in a jacket/hat/scarf combo that don’t mess around (like one of these). It’s blisteringly cold but you don’t want to screw up your look with a thick pair of mittens that could pass for Mom’s old potholders. How can you avoid frostbite while staying style savvy? Here are our top five choices for keeping your hands warm in any situation this winter.

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These touchscreen-friendly gloves from Pengallan can really come in handy when you need to get some work done on your way to work (or if you want to send a booty call text during your evening commute). To use your touchscreen, just flip back the finger on these kid leather (made from the extremely soft skin of a goat or lamb) gloves, and get digital without freezing your digits off.

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Back in the day, dashing men wore brighter colored gloves like these when they stepped out. Follow suit and slip on these yellow leather beauties when you want to make a statement (or, if you’re a dandy, wear them on the daily). These are made in Peru with baby alpaca lining that is seven times warmer than cashmere (and infinitely cooler than Thinsulate). That’s hot.

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For the dapper man in the milder locale, these brown leather gloves with perforation along the fingers and palms are the perfect way to keep your hands warm in cold, but not exactly “frigid” temps. The knitted cotton backs add a unique look to these drivers that can help show off your sensitive side while you haul ass down the highway.

get in touchMozart Cashmere-Lined Leather and Suede Gloves
Speaking of hauling ass, the metal zipper on the back of these gloves is straight Sons of Anarchy. We suggest dressing these bad boys up, though. The cashmere lining and suede thumbs make these more like something Harvey might wear on Suits.

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There comes a time in a man’s life when he takes off his finely crafted custom suit (gasp!) and settles in for some winter fun (i.e. skiing, snowball fights, competing in the Iditarod or scaling The Wall). That’s when you trade in the leather for a pair of wind-resistant, water-repellant, yet breathable performance gloves.
With this collection of gloves, you’ll wish it was cold all year long. Now the only question is: Which pair will you rock this winter? Leave a comment below.

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8 thoughts on “Stand Out With Your Hands Out”

  1. Wicked Stock says:

    Awesome information! Such a wonderful reference! Thanks for all the hard work you have obviously put into this!

  2. James says:

    I recently got a pair of those Peccary gloves and they look really great with that gucci coat (http://www.mrporter.com/product/371302) you recommended in your “suit up for winter” guide. It feels really good to stand out from the dreary crowd of drab charcoal and black with a bit of chamois!

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Pictures! We must have pictures of this outstanding outfit, post haste! Please tag us on Instagram or post some and send us a link.

  3. My personal favorite are the ones that have the north face on them! That is just by looking at photos of them. No telling what would be my favorite if I was able to inspect them! The last pair have a nice look to them. I would hope that they will feel as good as they look!

    1. Black Lapel says:

      You really can’t go wrong with any of these pairs, Jason. The North Face ones are a good “off the clock” look and, like their suit-worthy brethren, the Pengallan Genius Gloves, they are touchscreen-friendly.

    2. Duncan says:

      Just advice about the Northface ones (which I bought a month ago): they are not quite as warm as I would have liked. I wear them with thin linerish gloves under them if I am going to be doing stuff with my hands outside for extended periods of time.

      1. Black Lapel says:

        That’s good looking out, Duncan. At seven times warmer than cashmere, maybe it’s time to give those baby alpaca fur lined Fort Belvedere gloves a try. Those baby alpacas aren’t out there shivering for nothing! They’ve got baby alpaca bills to pay.

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