When I was a kid it would be a regular occurrence at the start of winter to get a pair of those thin, stretchy cotton/acrylic gloves. You know the type- a couple bucks, sold by pharmacies and street vendors, prone to being lost. Over the course of the season they’d inevitably fall apart and start looking like the gloves of a cartoon hobo. I continued to do this way too long into adulthood and I know plenty of grown ups still guilty of cheaping out on the one line of defense your fingers get from winter winds.
It’s wholly worthwhile to invest in a quality pair of adult gloves made of leather or suede. While they’re a no brainer to wear with heavy top coats, they also look great with just about all tailoring, peacoats, leather jackets, and most other heavy winter garments. Though they may be stiff at first if you wear them enough they’ll start to form to the shape of your hand, giving you a very literal second skin. Plus, they make you look like you’re ready to do something dangerous.
If you want to skip the wearing in part and pick up some softer vintage gloves, we’re selling a few in the Put This On Shop. When the snow starts falling and taking your hands out of your pockets becomes a trial, you’ll be glad you have them.