Take your driving apparel to the next level

first_imgIt’s impossible to feel anything but regal in a pair of Tod’s driving moccasins. Each pair is made in Italy either in suede or leather. These nubby rubber-soled women’s slip-ons come in eight different colours, including this bright orange that has a way of making you want to hop on a plane and spend three weeks driving about the Tuscan countryside.Gommini Driving Moccasin, $492 at Nordstrom. Piloti 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving ShoesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Piloti 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving Shoes The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos Handout / Polo Ralph Lauren Trending Videos Inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans, these limited-edition driving shoes will make you feel just a little more like a pro racer, even if your version of the track is just the 400-series highways. Made from white leather with navy and red accents that pay homage the the French nation that hosts the annual driving event, this pair of kicks are practical on the pedal and stylish on the street.Circuit 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving Shoes, $180 at Piloti. GlovesPolo Ralph Lauren Driving GlovesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Polo Ralph Lauren Driving Gloves Handout / Piloti Handout / UGG Handout / MRDline These leather loafers give you extra grip without sacrificing style. You likely know the UGG brand because your daughter was obsessed with its sheepskin boots in 2003, but they’re back with a seriously stylish driving shoe for men. Slip into the driving loafer and you’ll immediately appreciate its thick, ribbed leather sole and sturdy full-grain leather exterior.Henrick Loafer, $175 at UGG. Tod’s Gommini Driving MoccasinCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Tod’s Gommini Driving Moccasin ‹ Previous Next › These women’s driving gloves have the traditional keyhole cut-out at the wrist, perforated detailing down each finger, and are made from a soft, supple lambskin that provides a sticky hold on the wheel. They’re handmade-to-order in Kastoria, Greece and the kind of accessory someone will keep for years to come.MRDline Handmade Driving Gloves, $116 at Etsy. WatchTimex Weekender ChronographCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Timex Weekender Chronograph Read on to discover driving apparel that doesn’t make you look like a teenager. Plus, you might wind up with some holiday gifting ideas.ShoesUGG Henrick LoaferCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2UGG Henrick Loafer Trending in Canada Available in light brown, dark brown or black, these driving gloves deliver grip and style. The wool back is a nice design touch while the leather palm provides the hold. Bonus points: the fingers of these gloves are touchscreen compatible.Polo Ralph Lauren Driving Gloves, $80 at Hudson’s Bay. MRDline Handmade Driving GlovesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2MRDline Handmade Driving Gloves When worn correctly (which is to say: properly proportioned to your head size, worn in the spring or fall seasons, and with the brim facing forwards, not backwards a la Kangol in 2002), a driving cap can look stately. If you want to give it a try, consider a textured fabric like this cotton and wool blend, rather than a solid material. 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These frames are timeless, especially when you pick a classic colour combo like gold and grey or all black.Porsche P’8506/07 sunglasses, $485 at Porsche Design. Cutler and Gross 0734 Humble PotatoCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Cutler and Gross 0734 Humble Potato-sunglasses Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Skip the flimsy gas station sunglasses and treat yourself to quality craftsmanship for a change. You’ll be rewarded with both comfort and style for years to come… as long as you don’t accidentally sit on them. Cutler and Gross is a luxury eyewear brand from Britain that’s been around nearly as long as the Ford Mustang, so they know a thing or two about frames. Case in point: this vintage-inspired option in a colour known as “Humble Potato”.Cutler and Gross 0734 Humble Potato, $485 at Cutler & Gross. Driving CapTed Baker Shuga Driving CapCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Shuga Driving Cap Overtly branded clothing items and gear can be tricky to pull off. If you’re not careful, you may go from looking cool and brand loyal to looking tacky and try-hard.We get it, you can afford to bring eight Louis Vuitton suitcases to the airport! Bravo! If you’re still sporting knock-off Porsche and Ferrari t-shirts you scooped up at a flea market like a 13-year-old, it’s time to upgrade.This driving apparel serves a purpose and looks sleek all while being enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing, for both him and her. In case you missed it, we compiled a list of seven affordable driving watches earlier this year. One of the fan favourites: the Timex Weekender Chronograph. Its trendy leather strap and navy face are so versatile, making it appropriate in a formal setting like some big, important meeting or at a casual family get-together on the weekend. Even better, the price is right for such a handsome timepiece, clocking (watch pun not intended) in at just over $100.Timex Weekender Chronograph, $110 at Timex. SunglassesPorsche Design P’8506/07 SunglassesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Porsche Design P’8506/07 Sunglasses RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryGear GuideLifestyleGear GuideNew VehiclesPeopleNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Piloti 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving Shoes  Handout / Piloti Handout / Timex Handout / Cutler and Gross Handout / Porsche Design Ted Baker Shuga Driving Cap, $110 at Nordstrom. Handout / Tod’slast_img

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