Best driving gloves to buy now
Ever considered a nice pair of driving gloves for yourself or as a gift for a loved one? We round-up of the best products out there now…
Driving gloves sometimes get a little bit of a bad press. Alan Partridge famously paired a natty string-back pair of driving gloves with a flat cap and a pair of “horizon blue stay-crease action slacks” in a look that, he claimed, said ''I'm in control of my vehicle”. That kind of endorsement didn’t do much for the image of this most practical form of driving attire but despite the sniggers, the driving glove is making a comeback in the fashion stakes.
Increasingly, driving gloves are a key component of the festive season. Practical for the cold weather and a perfect, sensibly priced, gift for the more discerning car buff.
If you still feel that the driving glove is a little bit naff, we’d ask you to put your prejudices to one side and consider the cream of the current driving glove crop that we’ve assembled below. If you like a bit of old-school style, a firm grip on the wheel and a means of keeping your hands warm while de-icing your car windows on those cold winter mornings, these are a few ideas we’ve put together for your convenience.
Where top-end style is concerned, Mr Porter is your go-to for gentlemen’s fashion. These Dents Delta Leather Gloves feature contrast piping and a press stud for £60.
For ladies, Accessorize offer a great combination of leather and knit to give style and practicality. What’s more, they’re currently on sale for £20.30.
Recent years have seen car manufacturers diversify their ranges of merchandise and few do it with more style than Jaguar. These full leather gloves are men’s only, but come adorned with appliqué Jaguar brand colours are £50 and will arrive in time for Christmas, if you place your order before midnight on 16th December.
Female car freaks are more suited to Barbour collection gloves designed exclusively for Land Rover. These could be yours for £59.95.
Though it could be argued that no true driving glove is full fit, the reliable British weather makes the classic choice sit with Holden’s Monte Driving Gloves. These feature the crotched back but offers both ladies and gents sizes in a 100% wool-lined full-fit for a rather reasonable and much warmer £38.50.
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