For ages, I’ve wanted to trade my old, bulky leather gloves for something sleeker and less made-of-skin. I scoured department and discount stores, but all the colorful, studded, stylish gloves I saw were… leather.
I finally found simple-but-cute vegan gloves at Wal-Mart (of all places); they’re “sensations by Isotoner,” and cost $12.
Old gloves, new gloves:
Available in brown-on-brown or gray-on-black, these herringbone gloves could be paired with riding boots and an English manor house. Also suitable for a ladylike, 1940′s aesthetic.
These (maybe all?) Isotoners are made in China, so any karmic brownie points earned for avoiding leather will be immediately deducted for supporting a sweatshop. Win some, lose some.
Many Isotoners have leather grip-strips sewn onto their back and palm; this pair has vinyl grips.
THE BAD NEWS: These gloves leave me with cold, cold fingers. Because Isotoner has been in the glove biz 101 years (yep!), I expected these to be warm. Ice-atoners, if you will. Nay verily!
To be fair, my old leather gloves were no warmer; I always wore thin, knit gloves underneath.
If it’s warmth you’re after— save $12 and skip these gloves.
Have you ever tried Isotoners? Where would you go for toasty vegan gloves?