You can have all the quilted down vests, wool pea coats and knit caps you want, but when it comes to battling the winter elements, leather gloves are the one item you'll be wishing you'd bought two months ago. Cold weather has a propensity to numb our hands quicker than any other body part; just ask Harry and Lloyd about their trip to Aspen. While knit gloves provide the best mobility, their woven construction leaves a lot of room for icy air to seep in and render them useless. Thermal insulated ski gloves provide a borderline unnecessary amount of warmth, and God forbid you try to hold a coffee with them. That's where leather steps in. A cashmere or wool-lined pair of leather gloves falls into the happy medium of warmth, aesthetics and maneuverability. And since they're durable enough to last you, don't be afraid to splurge. Herewith, some of the best options for your money.
When not in use, tuck them into a pocket-back, front, or suit—with the fingers slightly hanging out. With an array of colors, textures and styles to choose from, they add a touch of sartorial flair to a winter wardrobe.