How to Pick Leather Gloves for Winter
Leather gloves are not just functional; they’re soft and stylish and a must-have for this winter season. Leather is usually the warmest material you can choose for winter since it’s watertight and helps to keep your body heat inside. Using leather gloves for the winter will keep your hands protected against the cold and snow and in turn, will keep your skin healthy and keep you comfortable.
The right leather gloves will match your coat and other accessories and also fit your hands properly. Leather can run small and feel snug on your hands especially if it dries out and starts to crack. This is why it’s essential to take your time to shop for leather gloves before you make a purchasing decision this season.
First consider the style you want to choose. Plain leather gloves can go with any number of outfits, although you can add some style to your accessories by choosing those with some decoration. A bit of brass across the back of your gloves or a nice cutout can add visual interest.
For women, thin leather gloves look chic but thicker gloves will give you more protection from the cold and snow. If you need to clean off your car in the morning or find it often snows during the work hours so you need to clear it again in the evening, you may want to invest in thick leather gloves. Fur lining is also warmer than thin gloves so opt for this if you live in a very cold area or in an area that gets a lot of snow.
In some cases it may be good to invest in several pairs of leather gloves. Thin leather gloves are good for autumn and early winter when it’s not so bitter cold. You can bring out those thick gloves for the middle of winter or for when you need to be out in the snow, and then change to thin gloves when you need a bit of warmth such as when you’re at the movies or sitting in church. Like socks, it’s good to have a selection of the leather gloves you need according to the outside conditions.
It’s also good to have more than one pair so you can mix up the colors. If you have a brown coat then brown or rusty red gloves are good, but for a black coat, black gloves are the best. If you have a variety of coats, you may want a variety of gloves.
Remember that leather gloves are also a great gift idea. If you don’t want something too personal but not too generic as a gift, try leather gloves for coworkers, your in-laws and distant relatives, and anyone else you need to shop for this holiday season.