Cold hands, like a chilly head leave you pining for the cozy indoors, a warm fire or at worst, crowding around a blazing trash can under a bridge.
Gloves are just as integral to surviving winter as is a warm jacket, hat and a full tummy. Like eyeglasses they are way too easy to lose and so every other winter I have to replace a favorite pair I swore I’d never lose. Besides their practicality they are a perfect punctuation to anything you wear. For that reason a nice black and dark brown pair will serve you well. For a little extra zip I keep a bright red pair and my go to color choice: green.
Gloves are very personal and when given as gifts they too often don’t fit or lack a certain sartorial appeal. For this reason I suggest you gift yourself a pair and cut out the middle man. Here are some nice ideas available on line through Mr. Porter.