[photos via GQ.com]
Straight out of Pitti Uomo comes another trend that’s been gaining quite a bit of momentum: Pocket Gloves, or the art placing one’s gloves in the chest pocket.
What seems like an effortless bit of sartorialism can actually be somewhat difficult to pull off correctly. Here in the States, many of our gloves tend to be on the thicker side, and placing them in ones chest pocket doesn’t quite create the desired look. Leather Driving Gloves seem yield the best result, with the thinner, unstructured nature of the gloves closely mimicking an outward facing pocket square. If you happen to get your hands on a pair with an interesting color, even better. As with the pocket square, one can either uninhibitedly place the gloves in the pocket, or fuss with each finger until they look just right. A heavier weight coat is often preferred for this as it will help hide some of the bulk. Lastly, finish the look off by placing your glasses in the pocket to create a vertical path for your eye to follow. Just hope that it’s not too sunny or cold outside, so you won’t be tempted to undo your masterpiece…