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Warmest Dress Gloves

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pred02, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. pred02

    pred02 Senior member

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    Hi,
    I am looking for a pair of non-sport warm dress gloves. I have some leather gloves but they are not warm at all at sub-zero temperatures. What is the warmest material for warm gloves I can find out there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I have a pair of BB 2 in 1 gloves, leather exterior with a wool lining. I find them the warmest dress gloves I've sampled.
     
  3. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    If the gloves are made of high end altsämisch/Chamois leather, a lining is unncessary to prevent freezing hands.
    In most cases the lining's used to hide lesser leather qualities.
     
  4. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Rabbit fur- lined from the late Marshall Fields in
    Chicago. Wool-lined from the same source, a close second.
    For the ultimate in warmth, but not dressy, Dachstein
    mittens. Used them XC (Nordic) skiing in minus zero
    weather.
     
  5. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Goose down gloves or mittens, followed by shearling lined gloves
     
  6. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    My peccary gloves lined with alpaca are quite warm but no dress gloves will do the trick below zero Fahrenheit.
     
  7. onix

    onix Senior member

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    I use a warm wool lining. With the cashmere and leather layers of the dress gloves, I have 3 layers. Warm enough for single digit (F). Not sure about subzero though.
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    My warmest Dress gloves are leather lined with Thinsulateâ„¢. My fur lined leather dress gloves can cause my hands to sweat, thereby hastening the freezing process.
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    My warmest dress gloves are cashmere lined and were purchased at BR several years ago.
     
  10. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    Comrade is right: rabbit fur is the warmest glove lining, with cashmere being a close second.
     
  11. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Comrade is right: rabbit fur is the warmest glove lining, with cashmere being a close second.

    I'd still say goose down will be warmer than the rabbit fur. Just think about what temperatures the goose has to endure while flying at those heights in Canada!

    Now there are arctic rabbits out there, but I doubt you'll find something like that being sold.
     
  12. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    I'd still say goose down will be warmer than the rabbit fur. Just think about what temperatures the goose has to endure while flying at those heights in Canada!

    Now there are arctic rabbits out there, but I doubt you'll find something like that being sold.

    I don't see why we don't eat arctic hare and turn their fur into glove linings considering how badly they infest northern Canadian cities. However, I'm not sure its fur is necessarily warmer than a rabbit's, though it certainly has more of it and it changes colour with the seasons.

    In any case, goose down is disqualified because it cannot be made into a lining, ergo not into a dress glove either.
     

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