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Best Gloves for Winter

by Lindsay Law

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Winter means it's time for cool temperatures, snow and ice -- and it's also time to pull out warm gloves and brave the cold. Whether smooth driving gloves, leather gloves or fingerless gloves fit your style best, you can find stylish gloves that keep your fingers warm in every situation. Read on to discover the best gloves for winter weather.

Winter Gloves:

  1. Buy driving gloves for chilly mornings. There's nothing worse than an ice-cold steering wheel, so why not buy driving gloves to protect your hands when you're driving to work or running errands? Women's driving gloves usually come in longer lengths to keep the hands and lower arms warm, while men's driving gloves are typically made from supple leather and extend to the wrists. Made of suede, cashmere or wool, as well as smooth leather, women's driving gloves are the perfect gift for a fashionable woman, especially around the holidays. Buy men's driving gloves for your father or grandfather when temperatures begin to drop.

  2. Find fingerless gloves for convenience. If you want warmth that won't compromise your fingers' mobility, buy fingerless gloves made of wool, fleece or leather. To protect the tips of your fingers when you aren't working with your hands, however, buy fingerless gloves that have an attached flap you can pull over chilly fingertips.

  3. Purchase leather gloves for sophistication. Leather gloves will not only protect your hands, but they will be stylish enough to wear everywhere, even to dressy occasions. Buy women's leather gloves in black or brown to match your favorite peacoat or look for gloves in red or camel to make a fashion statement. Men's leather gloves are perfect with a suit or dressy overcoat, but they can also be casual enough to wear with a parka on the weekends. Find women's leather gloves that are quilted or have a unique pattern to mix up your look. Shop for women's and men's leather gloves lined with fleece or wool to ensure the greatest warmth.

  4. Don't forget work gloves for everyday tasks. Purchase work gloves you can keep in your car's glove box or at home for doing chores outside or working on your car. Deerskin gloves are perfect for gripping wood or metal, because they are durable and withstand wear well. Look for work gloves lined with fleece or wool to keep your hands insulated and buy deerskin gloves as a gift for your husband, father or father-in-law, especially if he likes to work with his hands.

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