Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lovely Vintage Gloves

I don't know why, but for the first time ever I'm actually excited about autumn weather. Perhaps it's because we had that week of Indian summer to start it off. Or perhaps it's just because it's been so mild so far this autumn that I've been able to play with autumn looks without having to worry too much about actually keeping warm.

One reason to get excited about cooler weather is because it provides an opportunity to get out the vintage gloves. I love gloves. My growing and colourful collection of vintage gloves is now housed in one of the small suitcases I scored at a recent car boot sale. These are some of my favourites...


Of course day gloves can be worn year-round, but wearing gloves in summer does fairly shout VINTAGE. But as soon as it's officially autumn, they no longer look out of place and can easily be incorporated into your outfit. They're a great way to add instant vintage chic to your ensemble; they're also good for extending your colour scheme.


Plus, they can be had very affordably (though not all the time - when I went into one of Chichester's two vintage shops to enquire about their vintage gloves I was told they start - start - at £10! Er, no thanks). The most I've ever paid for a pair of gloves was I think £6 for the beaded pair below.


Good places to look for vintage gloves are antique shops, car boot sales / estate sales, vintage fairs and charity shops. You can sometimes find bundles of vintage gloves on ebay, which often make good bargains. Nylon gloves are by far the most common, but if you can find cotton gloves remember they can be dyed any colour with normal cold water dyes.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, these are wonderful, I do like a nice glove! Wearing them in Summer is useful though, protects against the sun, which I am fanatical about, but that's just me.

    Those gauntlets at the bottom are amazing, can't help wondering who they might have belonged to, and did she drive a snazzy sports car.

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  2. My favourite is the blue pair with the "piping" on, but they are all gorgeous...makes my little collection look a bit poor I have to say!!!

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  3. I really like gloves, and you're right it's one of the cheapest vintage items to buy!

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  4. What an amazing collection! I adore gloves, but I don't have any vintage ones yet. I don't wait until it's officially autumn, though. I pull out the gloves as soon as temperatures start dropping below 15°C if there's the slightest windchill. For me it's a must, or I have painfully dry cracked and bleeding hands all winter no matter how much I moisturise, but even so no one has ever commented my use of gloves in August.

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  5. I have a pile of gloves but I adore the blue ones in the bottom pic I have never seen any like that

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  6. Amazing collection...I'm just starting mine...I've got two pairs :)

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  7. I have such a hard time finding vintage gloves to fit me. And the ones I do I just won't pay the price for. It really is a bummer than I'm hard to fit in the hips AND the hands....yikes!

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  8. I have a collection as well. I love that they are such an inexpensive way to add a little color to an outfit! (That blue pair at the bottom with the lace gauntlet it AMAZING.)

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  9. Such a gorgeous collection! The cornflower blue gauntlet ones in the last photo are stunning!

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  10. Lace gloves of any kind slay me. They're so so so beautiful!

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  11. Ah, amazing... I adore vintage gloves...
    I like this autumn as well... well, because of the local weather I must wear clothes which keep me warm, but I like it:) I like wearing really bright colours this year, especially red - and I think I will love it even for this winter. Such a beautiful colour!

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  12. I love love love your glove collection. You've inspired me to do my own post on the subject . . . soon. ~ Gail

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  13. Fabulous gloves i'm loving this vintage for beginners section but wondering if you could possibly do a follow up about how to store vintage items as i'm useless when it comes to storing things like hats and gloves! x

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  14. You have some really beautiful gloves!! What a great little collection! I love vintage gloves but I have massive hands so I have a hard time finding any that fit :(

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  15. A girl can never ever have too many pairs of gloves, oh an a lovely glove box in which to keep them.

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