As the temperatures edge closer towards the subarctic lows that will be dominating through January and February, now is the optimum time to invest in a pair of quality leather gloves that you can make the most of throughout the chilly season.
The sexy alternative to their cosy knitted siblings, as proven by Ryan Gosling in Drive, a pair of soft leather hand warmers add a certain je ne sais quoi to any winter outfit. The best part? They’ll keep your hands toasty, too, avoiding the dreaded chapped knuckles that often raise their ugly heads the moment the weather changes.
While leather is the overarching term, it’s far from one size fits all. From a buttery nappa, to a super soft suede, or even a luxurious lambskin, the fabric’s characteristics span far and wide. When it comes to colour, stick to the classics. We’re talking black, navy, burgundy, or brown, all colours that will easily slot into any hat, scarf, and gloves combo - the holy cold weather trinity.
Features to look out for depend on your preferences. If you regularly use your phone, make sure you choose a design with touch-screen friendly finger points, or if warmth is what you’re in the market for, then a cashmere lined style is the one for you.
Either way, we’ve curated an edit that spans the breath of the leather glove market to make sure there’s something for everyone. We’ve got you, and your fingertips, covered.
Mulberry Men’s Biker Gloves
With a nod to classic motorcycle styles, Mulberry’s iteration of the leather hand-warmer is a stylish design that adds a dash of cosiness thanks to the visible cashmere lining. Made using a smooth nappa leather that’s coated to improve durability, they’re an enduring pair of gloves that will gain further charm as the patina develops over time.
Buy now £235.00, Mulberry
Jaeger Leather Touchscreen Gloves With Cashmere And Wool lining
In a buttery soft leather and suede two tone design, Jaeger’s gloves will not only keep your paws snug with the cosy wool and cashmere blend lining, but you’ll also be able to swipe to your hearts delight thanks to their touchscreen functionality. A premium finish for a great price.
Buy now £75.00, Marks & Spencer
Dents Wynnstay Men’s Heritage Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves
With an archive of leather gloves that dates back to 1777, heritage glover Dents is an expert in the field. In an understated navy hairsheep leather with a red contrast cuff and stitching, this cashmere lined design will inject a pop of colour into your winter wardrobe.
Buy now £225.00, Dents
Hermes H Stamp Gloves
As the holy grail of leather goods, Hermes’ offering is a masterclass in luxury. Crafted using smooth glossed lambskin with a cashmere lining, as soon as you slip these on you’ll never want to take them off.
Buy now £790.00, Hermes
Aspinal of London Men’s Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
Considering that Aspinal of London’s leather goods are of the highest quality, it’s always a surprise to see such a reasonable price tag. Designed in a supple nappa leather with a cashmere and wool blend lining, they’re a timeless pair of gloves that will last you a lifetime.
Buy now £99.00, Aspinal of London
Dunhill Duke Leather Glove
Originally borne out of a London-based saddlery business in the late 1800s, British menswear label Dunhill is an expert in the leather goods market. Made using a smooth lambskin and cashmere wool lining, they’ll keep you cosy on even the most bitter of winter days, and the antique brass-finish stud fastening adds a touch of vintage appeal.
Buy now £425.00, Dunhill
Paul Smith Gloves With 'Signature Stripe' Piping
In quintessential Paul Smith style, these gloves are a classic design that’s updated with a playful hint of the label’s signature stripe. Made using 100 per cent lambskin leather, this unlined style is perfect for days where there’s less of a chill in the air.
Buy now £150.00, Paul Smith
Cos Leather Gloves
On the hunt for elevated classics at a great price? Look no further than Scandi high street label Cos. Made using a soft leather with a luxurious cashmere lining and a ribbed cuff, these are a reliable addition to any winter wardrobe.
Buy now £59.00, Cos