Big and tall winter wear: gloves

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.

Columbia Gloves

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.

Coach Gloves

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:

  • Try on different sizes to ensure the proper fit. Gloves that are too big will be frustrating and bulky.
  • Stick with natural fibers and materials to keep hands warm but not sweaty.
  • Make sure to keep leather gloves dry and condition the leather before and after each season.

Which type of winter glove works best for you? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Featured photo of man and dog by Logantech on flickr.

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    Jordan Picker
    Jordan Picker 5pts

    Got that undercut. I like it, but my hair needs to grow a lil bit more.

    Flor Bigatti
    Flor Bigatti 5pts

    who cares what other people think you can "pull off". I think this man looks great and he should feel so too

    Lour Darden
    Lour Darden 5pts

    Soooo cute he looks like that mad baby

    Chubstr 5pts

    Jordan Picker - if you do, send us a photo!

    Jordan Picker
    Jordan Picker 5pts

    Grew mine out long, I'm going in today to get it cut, maybe I'll get an undercut today. Good article.

    Brittny Peloquin
    Brittny Peloquin 5pts

    Melissa, great question! It's a haircut with short sides and longer lengths on top. Lots of info in the article!

    Chubstr 5pts

    Thanks for sharing, Kasi!

    Kimmee Reynolds
    Kimmee Reynolds 5pts

    Any man can do the undercut... If they like it who gives a rats behind what anyone else thinks. SOCIETY... just stop now.

    Jei Strong
    Jei Strong 5pts

    Alex Arnold \U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d Look its so fluffy

    Dandy Mott
    Dandy Mott 5pts

    Whoever your model is, is gorgeous! he looks great!

    Anaka Prado
    Anaka Prado 5pts

    Yes! So dapper! \U0001f60d\U0001f60d

    Markasaurus Rex
    Markasaurus Rex 5pts

    Thanks for this. I've been debating doing one, but worried that it wouldn't look right

    Shannon Clemons
    Shannon Clemons 5pts

    He can pull off the undercut, the suspenders, and the horizontal stripes!

    Karye Ann
    Karye Ann 5pts

    Ummm YES! My husband does it with style and sexy flair. right Roman? Makes my heart swoon.

    Elisa Jean
    Elisa Jean 5pts

    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.