BRRR…BRITAIN HAS GREETED US WITH A FROSTY WELCOME TO DECEMBER. ONE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THAT CHILLY COMMUTE, ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING. AS TOASTY AS THEY ARE, THICK FLEECY GLOVES ARE SIMPLY IMPRACTICAL ON THE WHEEL (AND FAR FROM TRENDY). ENTER THE DRIVING GLOVE: MADE FROM THIN LEATHER FOR AN ENHANCED GRIP AND WITH DOTTED PORES FOR FRICTION. WITH THE BLEAK SKIES AND BITTERNESS OF THE SEASON, ENSURE YOU HAVE THESE GLOVES FOR SAFETY AND STLYE. HERE’S THE TOP TRENDS WE RECOMMEND.
JAMES BOND SPECTRE LEATHER DRIVING GLOVES
AVAILABLE FROM: DENTS – £99
That’s right, you can be Daniel Craig for the day with this pair, as seen on Spectre. Endorsed by the James Bond franchise, there’s no wonder this is the ultimate slick accessory to have. Although you won’t be driving an Aston with flame fuming from its rear whilst dangling from a riverbank in chase, one can imagine with this pair. With the stamp of approval from Dents, you can trust these hairsheep leather gloves will serve you well.
AVAILABLE FROM: CHESTER JEFFERIES – £92.50
Based on the classic design of the driving gauntlet, this is a staple accessory needed in the winter. This glove is a true piece of craftsmanship as it’s made with ‘quirks’, which are the small diamond-shaped pieces of leather sewn at the base of the fingers, in order to improve the fit. Chester Jefferies, established in 1936 and still a family-run business, has a highly-regarded stamp of quality. Most of their selection of gloves are made to order with the choice of linings, colours and sizes, so if this style doesn’t tempt you then check out their other ranges.
ASPINAL OF LONDON
AVAILABLE FROM: ASPINAL OF LONDON – £95
These gloves are the ultimate chic companion for your drive. The finest buttery leather makes them lightweight, which is an excellent investment for all seasons. The traditional brogue and stitched features exude its classic heritage, yet the tan shade provides a modern twist.
AVAILABLE FROM: REISS – £70
No doubt inspired by the very gloves worn by Ryan Gosling in Drive, this a subtle asset of power. Fabricated from pure supple leather, this design is a statement of luxury. Although you may be a little cooler with the partially exposed feature, these gloves are cool in its look with the contrasting shades of oxblood and chocolate brown. Reiss has produced not only a practical glove, but a stylish accessory to be worn on the road.
AVAILABLE FROM: BELSTAFF – £175
These gloves are an excellent interpretation of the classic gauntlet. They feature the classic reverse seam on the fingers, yet the colour of the deerskin leather evokes so much class. The adjustable popper enables sizing suitable to the wearer for ease and the shape around the hand ensures warmth whilst driving. True to their reputation, Belstaff have produced a practical and chic design.