As parts of the world begin to re-open (or shut again) it’s time to have a serious think about how PPE will be a part of both our wardrobe and our lives in the future.

Of course, masks have become a wardrobe staple, with brands of all sizes and backgrounds shifting their focus to these face-covering pieces, but it’s easier to forget how gloves can protect us from both hot spots, or from sanitizing our hands into scaly oblivion.

With winter firmly set in, the Highsnobiety editors have had enough time to perfect the seasonal wardrobe. And at a time when we’ve all become hyper-aware of how dangerous it now is to touch anything, we’ve put a new level of consideration into the humble glove as a staple accessory.

Here, we’ve rounded up some options from expedition-ready warmers to high-fashion flexes that will give your fits some tactical flavor while keeping you healthy.

Browse the best gloves for fall below.

Columbia Thermarator™ Glove

Thermarator™ Glove

Thermarator™ Glove

$29

Columbia

Buy at Footshop

Columbia's Termarator™ Gloves are a simple, no-nonsense option that is perfect for the colder months. Reinforced panels to the palm, index finger, and thumb provide signature Columbia durability and we also love the grey-blue colorway.

Moncler Grenoble Embroidered-Logo Leather-Palm Ski Gloves

Embroidered-Logo Leather-Palm Ski Gloves

Embroidered-Logo Leather-Palm Ski Gloves

$565

Moncler Grenoble

Buy at Matchesfashion

Moncler looks back to its skiing roots for this pair of Grenoble Gloves. With a leather palm and a waterproof topside you're protected from all angles from weather and viral droplets alike.

Arc'teryx Gothic Glove

Gothic Glove

Gothic Glove

$39

Arc'teryx

Buy at Arc'teryx

Few make technical outerwear as sleek and captivating as Arc'teryx. We can't take our eyes off the streamlined Gothic Gloves which feature a super-lightweight merino construction that is touch-screen compatible and can be used as a liner or standalone.

Rick Owens Mohair Touchscreen Gloves

Mohair Touchscreen Gloves

Mohair Touchscreen Gloves

$310

Rick Owens

Buy at ssense

We all love a subtle high-fashion flex, don't we? That's why Rick Owens Mohair Gloves have made their way into this roundup. But, with cutoff thumb and index finger for your phone, this pair of mohair-alpaca blend gloves is as functional as it is flexy.

UNDERCOVER Leather Printed Gloves

Leather Printed Gloves

Leather Printed Gloves

$176

UNDERCOVER

Buy at ssense

One for the more sophisticated gent, this pair of UNDERCOVER gloves mainly features a sheepskin leather construction detailed with a subtle graphic. Wool jersey cuffs lock in warmth in a way that leather alone cannot.

Urban Outfitters Convertible Knit Glove

Convertible Knit Glove

Convertible Knit Glove

$19

Urban Outfitters

Buy at Urban Outfitters

While you definitely want your fingers covered when you're shopping and on public transport, you probably want to air them out and use your phone in between high-risk moments. That's what makes this pair of cute mittens ideal.

Peak Performance Unite Ski Gloves

Unite Ski Gloves

Unite Ski Gloves

$74

Peak Performance

Buy at Luisaviaroma

While you probably aren't able to hit your favorite ski resort this winter, you can make use of a few bits of skiing gear anyway. This pair of Peak Performance Unite Gloves actually slots very naturally into our winter wardrobe this year with a definite PPE angle.

Patagonia Retro Pile Nylon-Panelled Polartec Fleece Gloves

Retro Pile Nylon-Panelled Polartec Fleece Gloves

Retro Pile Nylon-Panelled Polartec Fleece Gloves

from $55

Patagonia

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Thick pile fleece tops Patagonia's Polartec Gloves for warmth as well as a striking aesthetic. A dark-blue palm contrasts with the white fleece and rounds out a simple but effective colorway in line with a simple but effective pair of gloves.

UNIQLO x JW ANDERSON Heattech Gloves

Heattech Gloves

Heattech Gloves

$20

UNIQLO x JW ANDERSON

Buy at uniqlo

UNIQLO's proprietary Heattech fabric forms the basis tothis pair of gloves made in collaboration with JW Anderson. Finished with a classic yellow argyle pattern, this pair melds past and future with ease.

NOAH Merino Wool Glove

Merino Wool Glove

Merino Wool Glove

$48

NOAH

Buy at NOAH

NOAH looks to a thick merino-wool weave here, it's traditional and highly effective, especially with an eye-catching checkerboard pattern to the cuffs.

Norse Projects x Hestra Salen Glove

Salen Glove

Salen Glove

$129

Norse Projects x Hestra

Buy at END.

Norse Pojects has been working in tandem with Hestra for years now and even without any change to the designs, we're always happy to see them return. This is the epitomy of a goold, old-fashioned pair of gloves. They'll last for years thanks to high-quality leather, and they style with everything.

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