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How to buy good gloves?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by josepidal, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    As an addendum to the "how to buy a good scarf" thread, what about gloves?

    All I have right now is a pair of blue-gray fleece gloves from Columbia. If I upgrade from the hooded sweatshirt look (unfortunately, my favored traveling layer, which I consider a lesser evil than the beanie when my ears are freezing), I imagine I'll need gloves to match.
     


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    Aristocrat Senior member

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    I would go with regular gloves with either alpacka linning or cashmere, and a nice fur hat with ear muffs(Mink or rabbit fur)
     


  3. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Even just ear muffs (no hat) would be good.
     


  4. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Regular = leather?
     


  5. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Yup. You'll be able to buy them everywhere as the fall progresses.
     


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    stach Senior member

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    Even leather with Thinsulate will help you for just a year.
     


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    EL72 Senior member

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    Get a plain brown or black leather pair with a thinsulate lining. Cashmere feels nice but I wouldn't spend too much on gloves (< $50). I lose at least 3-4 pair/year forgetting them in cabs, subway... This year, I was very proud of myself because I managed to not lose a pair all winter and then I lost 2 pairs in a week in March [​IMG] As a punishment, I did not buy another pair and spend the remaining weeks of winter with cold hands.

    btw jose, the thing I said about hats (i.e. forget about them) does NOT apply to gloves. Gloves, even cheapo ones, are essential in winter.
     


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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I agree with the poster that gloves are so easy to lose that spending much is maybe not the way to go. However, the kid gloves with cashmere lining or silk lining are just feel to good to past up--same with shearling gloves.
    Saks, RL Polo, NM, etc appear to have the best quality selection. Though waiting until Dec or Jan you can get them at half price or better.
     


  9. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I don't think I'm in a position to wait till December, though.

    Last trip, I picked up a pair of cashmere-lined ones for $20 in Filene's. MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES, sheesh. But a friend's dog grabbed one and I couldn't find it before I left.
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    If your hands are hard to fit, consider Chester Jefferies MTM. The quality is very nice for the price.
     


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    VMan Senior member

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    Get a nice pair of leather gloves with either a cashmere/wool lining, or rabbit fur lining. If they make shearling gloves with the leather on the outside and the fur in the inside, those would probably keep your mitts really warm.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I'm particularly fond of chamois gloves.
     


  13. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Get a nice pair of leather gloves with either a cashmere/wool lining, or rabbit fur lining.
    Anyone recommend anything from sierratradingpost.com?
     


  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Just go to a store in Boston and buy some freaking gloves. It is not a difficult task. Neither is buying a scarf.

    It is incredible how much patience people around here have.
     


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