Bernie Sanders, along with his mittens, became a viral meme last week on Inauguration Day, when a photograph of him bundled up away from the crowd circulated the internet. And he’s become a bit of a fashion influencer now, as a result. The star of his unassuming outfit were his Fair Isle mittens, hand-crocheted by a Vermont schoolteacher who gifted them to Sanders a few years back. She now says she can’t keep up with the orders. (His jacket is also quickly selling out at the Vermont outerwear company Burton Snowboards.) Whether or not you’re a Bernie supporter or are typically into chunky wool mittens, you might want to take a leaf out of Bernie’s style book with this one. These mittens are toasty, are old-school cool, and have an air of pro-democracy about them. Here are the best Bernie mittens we found online.
These crocheted woolen mittens look almost identical to Bernie's. The traditional Selbu pattern was copied to a T and its thick material is sure to keep your hands warm.
If you're looking for an authentic replica of Sanders' viral mittens, then it makes sense to cop a hand-made pair from Etsy. The dark brown, classic Fair Isle design is an almost perfect match with the pair that Sanders donned in the viral photo.
These high-quality mittens are made out of merino wool, and the scalloped edges by the wrist add a touch of style.
This double-layered mitten doesn't have the Scandinavian-inspired design that the Bernie mittens are known for, but it gives off the same Vermont coziness and that's all that really matters. These extra-thick mittens, with wool and nylon exterior, will you keep you extra warm in the snow.
These durable mittens, specifically meant for outdoor sports, are a great choice for the more active among us. The festive design is reminiscent of Bernie's mittens without being exact, and its elongated ribbed cuffs keep your hands extra toasty. It also comes in a darker blue.
The Best Bernie Mittens for Kids
These children's mittens are a colorful and fun take on the traditional Fair Isle design seen on Bernie's mittens. With small heart details crocheted throughout, the creator used stranded knitting to create an extra layer of warmth.
With ribbed detailing and turn-up cuffs, these adorable kids' mittens give a stylish flair to Bernie's more traditional mittens. They only come in one size (11.5 cm) so make sure to measure your kid's hands before buying.
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