Last week marked the official start of winter, but let’s be real it’s been chilly here in New York for a little while now. Naturally, I have been reaching more and more from a large bin full of hats, scarves, and mittens in my apartment (yes, you read that correctly, mittens).
Since moving to New York, I have purchased countless pairs of fingered gloves only to end up donating them after frustratingly wearing them throughout the winter. Why? Because most companies make gloves in one size. So the 5’1” woman, who likely has shorter fingers than I do, will be donning the same pair of gloves as me, someone a full foot taller than her.
Fingered gloves leave me feeling uncomfortable, and often with webbed fingers. For gloves to reach the tip of my fingers, precious length is lost around my wrist resulting in the dreaded tall person’s exposed wrist while fighting the bitter cold. Not fun.
So I just gave up on fingered gloves altogether and started wearing mittens. No more webbed fingers, and I found several pairs with additional fabric to fold either up or down your wrist. And this has been sufficing.
But there’s nothing like an elegant pair of leather gloves. Not to mention, I do feel a bit childish and ridiculous when I inevitably need to be outside with colleagues or clients and I’m putting on mittens. It’s hard to take someone seriously who can’t even hold a pen while outside in colder weather. And mittens don’t exactly scream, “Take me seriously, I’m a seasoned professional who will get the job done”.
So when I was approached by TallFingers, a company specializing in men’s and women’s leather gloves for taller-fingered individuals, I was certainly intrigued. I have been wearing The Clarets gloves for several weeks now, and I couldn’t be happier to have finally found a pair of professional, polished leather gloves that I can wear to work.
Lined with Thinsulate, these gorgeous wine-colored gloves are both warm and functional. And I adore the burnt-orange exposed stitching and piping along the tulip-shaped wrist. These small details add an element of personality to these chic leather gloves.
They fit like a glove (I couldn’t resist, c’mon), and have held up nicely as I’m starting to break the leather in a bit. I recently wore them after a snow storm (and even packed several snowballs), and my fingers remained dry and warm the entire time we were outside.
If you or someone you love has longer-fingers (the start of this sentence sounds a bit like a PSA but I assure it’s not … or maybe it should be ha), I would highly recommend visiting the TallFingers website and ordering a pair. Don’t suffer through another winter wearing ill-fitting gloves, or torturing yourself with freezing fingers anymore.
Gloves - The Clarets thanks to TallFingers (here)
Scarf - Chunky Knit thanks to Long Tall Sally (here)
Turtleneck - Old from Long Tall Sally (similar here)
Jeans - Skinny Shaper thanks to Long Tall Sally (here)
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