GEAR | Hestra Riding Gloves
Photos via Westerlind's Instagram.
Last year at this time I was thinking about the exact same thing: leather work gloves. They pair so well with everything from pea coats to Fair Isle sweaters to jean jackets. This year, my deerskin glove obsession is pointed specifically at those golden yellow deerskin riding gloves ($90) made by the heritage Swedish glove-makers Hestra. The company was founded in 1936 in Småland, Sweden by farmer Martin Magnusson, who began producing durable leather gloves for lumberjacks. The company is still family owned and continues to produce some of the best gloves for skiiers, bikers, climbers, and people that want high-quality classic leather gloves. When it comes to the intersection of warmth, functionality, and style, I'm now just deferring to the Swedes because they always nail it.