Best Bet: Brooks Brothers’ Navy Leather Gloves

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There's an innate elegance to wearing gloves: The preening models in vintage Horst P. Horst photos or nearly every Audrey Hepburn film serve as evidence. Yet when cold weather sets in, practicality often trumps style. We suggest swapping those puffy mittens (like parkas for your hands) for a sleek pair of leather gloves.  Brooks Brothers' sophisticated, goes-with-everything navy offering, in soft lambskin, hits three inches above the wrist to prevent that nasty cold from catching your skin. Even better, they come lined in cashmere. Think of it as a little extra glamour to last till spring.

Brooks Brothers' cashmere-lined leather gloves, $138 at Brooks Brothers.

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