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The Stat Sheet: S. N. S. Herning Apex Mittens

  • Najib Benouar

Behold: grown-man mittens.

They’re a rare breed this day and age, but the Danes at S. N. S. Herning are still making a pair—and their Apex Mittens have just landed at SF’s Unionmade with the rest of S. N. S. Herning’s woolly goodness for the season. Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: S. N. S. Herning has been swaddling the Danish coast in 100% pure new wool since 1931, using a “bobble” knit that’s thick, durable and warm and looks pretty darn cool when you see it in a pattern on a sweater... or mittens.

Who to Channel: Sir Edmund Hillary ascending Mount Everest; a really dapper snowman; a heavyweight boxer.

When to Wear Them: Within three miles of a log cabin; once it’s gotten too cold to text outdoors; anytime an impromptu snowball fight might break out.

Degree of Difficulty: Somewhat high. These are mittens. There’s a real risk of ending up looking like the little brother from A Christmas Story or that guy on the cover of Fuck Yeah Menswear. Try and stay somewhere in between those two and you should be fine.

Both dangerous ends of the spectrum...