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The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Monday, November 16, 2020

Leather Gloves

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Question for the community:
Who makes the gloves you will be wearing this winter?
Some suggestions from readers:
Men's Cashmere Lined Calfskin Gloves from Brooks Brothers; Men's Herringbone Overcoat from Brooks Brothers; Bridle Leather Duffle from Lotuff

Women's Cashmere Lined Calfskin Gloves from Lord & Taylor;  Navy Blazer from J. McLaughlin

Dents Cotton Back/Leather Driving Gloves from Royal Male

Men's Rabbit Fur Lined Deerskin Gloves from L.L. Bean; Trunk Duffle from Lotuff; Tweed Shooting Jacket from House of Bruar

Women's Silk Lined Calfskin Gloves from Bergdorf Goodman; Harris Tweed Cape from Blarney Woollen Mills

Women's Lambskin Gloves from Darien Sport Shop;  Dubarry Tweed Jacket


  1. I'm a fan of the mitten - I do better with them in my climate because I get so cold and need my fingers together for extra warmth. Many of them are handknitted by me of wool from my Local Yarn Shop - really enjoying the Quince and Co. yarns now. :) For extremely cold days I have a pair of down mittens from REI.

    - ER

  2. Bob Allen insulated shooting gloves...usually found in an inventory liquidation on EBAY.

    1. Hi Charles, I just looked into your suggestion and I'm thinking of ordering a pair for my husband (Christmas). Thank you.

    2. Very pleased with mine- looks good in the field and around town.

  3. I agree with ER - mittens for me! Lauer deerskin lined mittens are fabulous. Cashmere lined leather gloves from Talbots (very old) for super fancy dress - but that's very rare, hence the very old gloves ;)

    For outdoor sports (xc skiing, snowshoeing, running, hiking) Swix makes an excellent glove. For alpine skiing, gauntlet mittens with hand-warmers.

  4. Knit wool gloves and Carhartt insulated mittens for everything else (shoveling, clearing snow off of my car, winter walks).

  5. Dents, established in 1777 -

  6. I like the Battenkill Cashmere Lined Gloves in both black and brown from Orvis.

  7. I'd recommend Chester Jeffries. After learning that Dent's doesn't make most of their gloves in England anymore, I went with Chester Jeffries. All of their gloves are made-to-order in England.

  8. For whatever reason, the women in my family always got their gloves at Lord & Taylor when we lived in New York. Nice Italian calfskin. Now in warmer climes -- so Gore-Tex gloves, mainly when we are in ski country - REI.

  9. CHester Jefferies currently have 10% off all gloves. CJXMAS17.

  10. I wish I could show you my marvellous gloves and mittens. However, the Down Shop in Calgary is a small pretty boutique that I visit from time to time. They sell plush items for the bed and bath.

    Two days ago I noticed shearling gloves and mittens fron NewZealand. The price was

    $35 Canadian. I bought 2 pairs of gloves and a pair of mittens. I can assure you that these items are the only bargain in that store.

  11. O'Connell's in Buffalo, NY has a large selection for men and women.

  12. Does the community have any tips on washing cashmere lined leather gloves before storing them? Thanks!

  13. You know you're killing me. Thanks to you, I now own a pair of Chester Jeffries lambskin shearling gloves, two Cordings tweed caps, with a Lotuff leather case on the way...


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