Whether you’re rebuilding a fence post or winding down Park Avenue, carrying a tool box or Tumi briefcase, there’s a pair of leather gloves that’s meant for your hands and style. Leather gloves are a winter staple for a reason: They’re warm, durable, and as versatile as you. From a number of companies (with about as many price points) you can pick up a great-looking pair of leather gloves that are made for all types of work. Here are seven of our favorite options for every type of guy.
Give’r Classic Give’r Gloves
The Jackson Hole-based Give’r has created an inexpensive icon with its Classic Give’r Gloves. The fleece-lined mitts are referred to as the glove of 100 uses for a reason: Their yellow color looks handsome, their insulation is warm, and their hand-branded leather is durable enough for the most rugged jobs. We loved the free-of-charge option of having our initials burned in, too.
Hestra cut the Granvik from supple elk leather and then lined it with a moisture-wicking, insulating wool terry that feels as good as it sounds. Nice touch: A quick-draw pull cord seals draughts off at the wrist and is held in place by an elastic-backed inner section.
Danner Elkskin Unlined Glove
The unlined Danner Elkskin Unlined Glove’s shining mark comes from its low profile. When the temps aren’t severe enough to warrant gobs of padding, we like the handfeel that comes through the thick, grippy leather, which nevertheless offers a great amount of warmth. This honest glove may lack bells and whistles, but it’s a workhorse.
Canada Goose Quilted Luxe Gloves
No one vacations in Canada in the winter, and the Canada Goose Quilted Luxe Gloves shows why. Under the ribbed leather stitching, tight insulation runs throughout, creating the warmest glove on this list. While dexterity is such that you can easily text with the index-finger touchscreen pad, it’s plenty rugged, reinforcing its leather in high-wear spots.
Filson Northern Pacific Leather Mittens
When it comes to the wet, cold winters of the Pacific Northwest, local outerwear company Filson knows what cold digits need most: each other. Its Northern Pacific Leather Mittens enclose fingers under wild deer buckskin and swaddle them in a wet-or-dry wool lining. The main chamber’s fit is roomy enough that if you’re still cold, simply slip a liner on your fingers and reinsert.
Timberland Mixed-Media Panel Gloves
Combining neoprene and leather in just the rights spots, the Timberland Mixed-Media Panel Gloves uses both materials to its advantage. On the index-finger tips and across the high-wear area of the back, a gloss-black goat leather is implemented. On the palms and cuffs lies a waterproof neoprene, which grips wet or dry. Their combination is both touchscreen-friendly and incredibly practical.
Uline Cowhide Gloves
Even though the Uline Cowhide Gloves cost a fraction of the others on this list, for its miniscule price you still get a lined leather glove that closes over the wrist thanks to an elastic band. Uline’s offering is not fancy—in fact, the company claims they’re the favorite of forklift operators and long-haul truckers—but they’ll more than do the job for the season.