Caitlin writes: "Y'all have never led me astray in the past. Lately my style icon is Rogue. You know, from the X-Men. I've already got a tan leather jacket with an X patch I sewed on myself, red ombre hair, and a few pieces of clothing I imagine Rogue would wear when she's not in her spandex. The only thing I'm missing besides the raspy southern drawl? A nice pair of leather gloves. I'd like driving gloves, preferably in black or tan, but other colors could work nicely too. Now here's the problem though: I have itty bitty hands. I've searched high and low for extra small driving gloves but no dice, sugar. My hands are smaller than the average size small glove (my measurement is 6 inches.) Thanks, ladies."
Um - can I just say, so totally awesome? I wish I had the cojones to dress up like my favorite mutant heroine someplace other than Comic-Con. If you hadn't already put most of your outfit together, this would have been a great one for our new I'd Rather Be feature, but since it sounds like you're already well on your way to a truly Roguish look, I'll settle for helping you complete the picture. All of the gloves below are available in a size 6 to 6 ¼, either standard or with a custom order.
1. Lined Open Back Leather Gloves ($77)
2. Bionic Gloves ($40)
3. Fashion Sheepskin Leather Winter Gloves ($31 + $2 custom size fee)
4. Lightweight Leather Motorcycle Gauntlet Gloves ($36)
5. Italian Leather Driving Gloves ($90)
6. Brazimoto Racer Scooter Gloves ($59)
7. Alpinestars Stella Hero Gloves ($50)
Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Click here to check out our requests for you, the reader, and to contact us, and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!
Crazy Jane here: I'm a New England girl with couture tastes and a Salvation Army budget who usually ends up wearing flannel. My shopping forte: finding the impossible dream. Throw your tough stuff at me and let me go bloodhound on it. When not playing on Outblush, I'm probably yelling at my cats, getting a backrub from my hot teacher husband, or trying to turn anything animal, vegetable, or mineral I can get my hands on into booze.
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