GEAR | Work Gloves


Photo via The Pioneer Woman.

For another installment of what I like to call, "things I've seen in menswear that I want to incorporate into my life", I'm loving the pairing of ordinary tan work gloves with an otherwise sophisticated outfit. Look at all these gents from The Sartorialist:

Photos by The Sartorialist.

I feel like these gloves would look just as chic on a woman. And despite their rugged good looks, leather work gloves (typically made from deerskin, elkskin or goatskin) are obviously highly functional for hunting, driving, riding motorcycles, axe wielding, and other cool things gloves help with. Although there is no glove season in Los Angeles, I do sport them every now and then when carrying firewood inside (a highlight of the California winter). Here are three options I like, all $55 and under, and all made in the U.S.A.

Kaufmann Mercantile Elkskin Suede Gloves ($33); JRC Deerskin Gloves ($49); Filson Goatskin Gloves ($55).

What do you guys think? Work gloves in fashion: yes or no?

18 comments:

Sasha said...

Yes! My winter gloves (I live in Germany) are a similar colour; although, they are definitely more winter and less work. But the colour goes so well with denim as well as heavy wool.

And I think that this whole "things I've seen in menswear that I want to incorporate into my life" should officially become a series/column.

Katie said...

So funny, I've recently had gloves like these on my mind thinking I wouldn't mind a pair. As a Michigan dog walker I need really sturdy gloves/mittens that can take a lot of abuse and I thought these would work well. I often prefer mittens as my hands tend to be cold and had been wondering if mittens are made in a similar style, though I haven't done any research yet. I hadn't thought of the gloves as a potential fashion item but the thought is intriguing! Also, I know I had mentioned a while ago I would appreciate it if you could have links open in a separate page when they are clicked and I've noticed you made that change. Thanks so much!!!

Paula said...

They were out of style?

Rachael Poklitar said...

can't say i really like the way they look with fancier outfits, but props on finding N.A. made gloves! :)

mamavalveeta03 said...

They are soft, for sure, but I think my "eye" has to get used to them with fashion ensembles. I'm a Wisconsin girl, and these were purely WORK gloves for us!

piola.nacho said...

Totally YES!

piola.nacho said...

Totally YES!

Steve said...

My pair is too dirty to wear with anything fancy, but still a great investment.
So much great fashion can be stolen from the working class.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Sasha wanting sources for men's items in a woman's wardrobe!

Lizzie said...

@Sasha + @Anonymous me too! It's fun! More to come I think...

Kara Hoisington said...

Yes! I used to wear these in Maine growing up for working outside and love that they can double as a fashion statement! Seeing as we are buried in snow in Boston, I might have to dig mine out of hiding.

The Egg said...

i wear these bad boys all. the. time.
only $18 and the warmest out there!
i knew i was meant to find your blog~

xo the egg out west.

Ant said...

I love work gloves. Though usually i'm sporting them in a back pocket because I work in a model making shop for school and used it a lot in welding. I'm glad you showed some of the brands since they are defiantly comfortable addition to any wardrobe.

Christine said...

I have these, for work (farm) and recommend going to a farm/hardware store for them. I get my nice "taylored" lady gloves for $13.00.

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Kathy said...

head to Jackson Hole...you'll see them everywhere on the slopes (locals only)...

Anonymous said...

I wear these for workng on roses and brambles on the farm; but deerskin is my favorite for trail riding gloves.

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