Posts Tagged ‘Gloves’

Advertorial, Clothing

Staying warm and stylish this winter

By shinychris on December 21st, 2012

The Quipsy Waterproof Jacket from Penguin really is stylish and functional

As the temperature drops you don’t need to make the choice between keeping warm and looking stylish. In fact, to achieve any kind of confident look staying warm is essential, as the shivering look is definitely not in fashion. There are plenty of ways to stay warm while looking great, but if you don’t know where to start these tips are a great place to begin.

Firstly, don’t be afraid of wearing thermal underwear if you’ll be outdoors for extended periods of time – these are definitely not recommended if you’re heading out for a night on the town however. Nobody can tell you’ve got them on, and with that super practical base layer you’ll be able to make more fashionable choices when it comes to the surface layers.

As far as the surface layer is concerned, it’s hard to go wrong with a Christmas sweater. Christmas sweaters might only have been worn by embarrassing uncles just a few years ago, but last winter they became super fashionable. This year, now that everyone has agreed that even the most ghastly of Christmas sweaters can be excused as stylish in an ironic sense you can be as adventurous as you like without fear of festive humiliation. Everyone from big name fashion brands to the cheapest of the high street megastores are cashing in on the trend, so there’s plenty of choice available, but if you want to guarantee originality scour your local vintage and charity shops.

As well as layering up, accessories are vital for keeping warm. When it comes to scarves, gloves, and hats there’s a simple rule to make sure you look cool while keeping warm: if your outfit is already quite busy with different colours or a festive print or pattern keep the accessories plain. If your outfit is an otherwise classic look, however, you have the choice between contrasting it with more elaborate, colourful accessories, or keeping it simple and elegant with traditional winter colours such as black or grey.

Even if you’ve found a way to keep warm, you’ll often have to contend with rain. Unfortunately most waterproof jackets leave a lot to be desired when it comes to looking good, sacrificing any sense of style for function but the Quipsy Waterproof Jacket from Penguin really is an exception. Rather than transforming you into some shoddy arctic explorer, this jacket has a casual look that suggests its wearer isn’t affected by weather like other mere mortals.

Looking good throughout winter isn’t purely about the clothes however – you need to look after your skin, and particularly your lips, which don’t respond well to the harsh weather. While lip balm isn’t the manliest thing you can keep in your pockets, chapped lips are painful and can quickly ruin any outfit.



Accessories, features, Sales

Freehands Gloves launches in Europe with a 50% off Groupon Deal this Thursday

By Laura on November 1st, 2011

Freehands, the gadget lovers gloves launch this week in Europe with a special Groupon offer in the UK for 50% off any order this Thursday November 3rd, 2011.

Freehands, are the leading brand of gadget gloves in the US and now they have set their sights on capturing the European market; and just in time for winter.

These unique gloves were designed by New-York-City based Josh Rubin, the founder of CoolHunting.com, when he found himself answering his iPhone with his nose to avoid taking off his gloves. The hassle of the glove-or-phone conundrum came up at dinner with his father, Stanley Rubin, who conveniently manufactures and sells gloves over the last 25 years. In a matter of minutes, sketches were drawn, the scissors were out, and the Freehands glove was born.

Freehands Gloves come in two designs for keeping hands warm, Conductive tips or Flip-Fingers. There are tons of different styles, colors, and Thinsulate insulated high quality materials like cashmere, leather, fleece, rag-wool, and Polartech to chose from.

The Conductive Tips are great for any touchscreen device as special materials conduct electricity like your finger normally would so you don’t have to take off your gloves to use the device. The Flip-Fingers are ready for anything winter throws at you while keeping your hands toasty by giving you access to your fingers by using built in magnets to hold back the flipped finger caps when you need them.

If like me you constantly have to check your phone, these gloves are the perfect winter accessory. Don’t forget to check out the Groupon deal Thursday to get a pair halfprice!!



knitwear

Moncler V Knitted Fair Isle Gloves

By Laura on September 19th, 2011

Get set for the autumnal weather with these Knitted Fair Isle Gloves from Moncler.

Made from 100% Lambswool, the mitten-style gloves comes in beige with a traditional Fair Isle knitted pattern and tricolor detailing branding along the rubbed wrist cuff.

Available at the Nitty Gritty Store.



Accessories

MOUSTACHE GLOVES! MOUSTACHE GLOVES! MOUSTACHE GLOVES!

By Jonathan Smith on September 23rd, 2008

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Moustache gloves. You heard me, moustache gloves. Just in case this hasn’t sunk in: MOUSTACHE GLOVES! In a week of strange pairings Jack Spade has knocked up these eccentric hand socks for the Colette x Gap pop up store in New York. Other than they are available in three colours there’s not a great deal I can say about these because lets face it the pictures speak for themselves, more of which are available over at highsnobiety.com.



Accessories

Mario Portolano gloves

By admin on December 18th, 2007

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Now that it’s officially freezing outside, it’s
time to look at some gloves. To say Mario
Portolano
just makes gloves would be an understatement. To say he made
wearable pieces of art would be an overstatement. What he does do is make
gloves out of the finest materials he can find, like these cashmere-lined
leather gloves
.

As bizarre as this following sentence is
going to sound, I’m not sure I even want to put myself through this kind of
luxury. How can you ever go back to wearing normal gloves after smothering your
hands in cashmere? I’m sure this is worth every penny of the $195 price tag.




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