In case the recent cold front and snowstorms haven’t made it clear, Jack Frost won’t just nip at your nose—he’ll bite your fingers off, too. This means gloves, like most cold-weather accessories, aren’t a stylistic flourish so much as an essential bit of winter survival gear. A sturdy, insulating pair of gloves is the only way to ensure your paws stay protected. But, of course, the best ones do all that while looking smart and feeling luxe.
Here, we’ve rounded up nine of the best pairs available now, from cashmere knit numbers for days that are merely chilly to down-filled elk leather gloves fit for an Arctic expedition.