Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Digit Dressing

Leather gloves are everywhere. They're not a particularly taxing option.

Brown or black? Black or brown?
Lining?
Bound seams, or not?

If you can't answer those yourself you're probably not safe to leave the house alone.

Anyway, leather can look all a bit too serious so don't over look wool, it's a wonder yarn.

Here's a duo that are worth a squint...

Filson's homage to Albert Steptoe covers Autumn:



Into Winter the traditional Dachstein boiled wool mitt has been used by generations of Austrian walkers and mountaineers - so I'm guessing it'll handle even the barren wastes of Centre Point base camp.



They're initially made up oversized and then carefully shrunk to fit - craft, not crud.

Boiled wool doesn't seem to get the use it deserves, it has a hard wearing felt finish that's soft to wear, is windproof and continues to keep you warm even when wet. More please.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jake said...

I'm still on the lookout for a new pair of gloves. The wool ones might be an interesting option, but I'm slightly waiting until Walker Slater offers their made-to-measure leather gloves in London as well as Edinburgh. Either that, or I'll have to find an excuse to spend a weekend in Scotland...

9:17 am  
Blogger Mr Brown said...

Jake, good to see you over here.

I picked up some deer skin and cashmere gloves in Italy a few years back - that particular hide is as a soft as the lining. I don't know if WS offer the option but if so jump on it.

On lining silk is a harder wearing option and as your scarf post notes, just as warm.

10:51 am  

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