You’re reading the first installment of Chubstr’s month long Big Men’s Winter Wear Series, putting a spotlight on stylish winter clothes in extended sizes. We’re covering everything from head to toe, with gloves kicking things off. Read more below.
There’s no getting around it. In most parts of the country it’s getting cold, and quickly. Gloves are necessary when cold weather hits, both for function and looks. We’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down the glove selection to 3 variations that are perfect for any occasion.
The Knit Glove.
A casual Variation of our cold weather friend.
When you mention knit gloves, sometimes the image of a big bulky glove with a snowflake comes to mind (you know, the ones with the matching hat?). Here we’re talking about a finer gauge wool that’s soft, looks good and yes, is warm. This awesome pair from J.Crew give the look of casual knit wool and feature built-in “smart phone functionality” without the weird silver tipped finger. Perfect for when the urge to Instagram a snowflake hits. Pair this glove with a barn coat, quilted jacket, or peacoat.
The Ski Glove.
Warm. Dry. Ready to Go.
Let it be known that the Ski Glove should only be worn for, well, skiing and any winter outdoor activity like sledding, snowmobiling, or dreaded snow shoveling. A few qualities to look are breathability, warmth and the ability to repel water. A steadfast go-to are the Columbia Whirlibird Gloves. They tick all of the above-mentioned boxes while retaining a rather slim fit for a ski glove. An added bonus is the cuff and elastic that fits over your sleeve. Remember, these gloves should only be worn with a parka, squall coat, or ski jacket.
The Leather Glove.
Classic and Sophisticated.
Your Dad has been doing it right all these years. A good pair of black leather gloves is your trump card. They can pull together a look perfectly when wearing an overcoat, car coat or wool trench. Leather gloves should be considered an investment piece; this isn’t time something you should try to buy cheap. Coach, who makes some of the finest leather around, has a wide variety of winter gloves. Their classic Basic Nappa Gloves, in Black or Fawn, are cashmere lined and sophisticated without being stuffy. Truly a piece that will be in style for years to come.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few winter glove buying tips:
Featured photo of man and dog by Logantech on flickr.
who cares what other people think you can "pull off". I think this man looks great and he should feel so too
Grew mine out long, I'm going in today to get it cut, maybe I'll get an undercut today. Good article.
Melissa, great question! It's a haircut with short sides and longer lengths on top. Lots of info in the article!
Any man can do the undercut... If they like it who gives a rats behind what anyone else thinks. SOCIETY... just stop now.
Adding... the LA hairstylist who's quoted in the article saying "hair styles don't have a weight limit" - love him! I wish he'd speak to more women's stylists. How many times have I been told by stylists, and read about other fat women being told, "short hair doesn't look good on a 'round face.'" AKA, stylist code for "you're too fat for short hair." This kind of b.s. needs to stop, which is why I wish more stylists had the attitude of the guy quoted here.