Thumbholes, Thumb Holsters, or even Hobo Mitts as we’ve seen them referred to… whatever you choose to call them the question remains: function or fashion?
Photo of our Therma-Sport Hoodie
The Argument for Function
Men's clothing with thumbholes isn't just for winter garments either. More and more summer-oriented performance & breathable clothing, especially those created with sun protection in mind, utilize the thumbhole. It is a great feature to keep your skin covered while still keeping your fingers free to drive the boat, walk the dog, or, let’s be honest, use your phone.
Photo of our Charleston Performance Hoodie
The Argument for Fashion
Like many modern fashion details, the origination is strictly functional but slowly creeps into the visual vocabulary of design. This is most apparent in historical military details. From bomber jackets to epaulets, the timeless and functional features continue to have lasting appeal.
As we progress to an increasingly casual aesthetic it is only natural that the comfort and performance functionality of outdoor apparel become part of our everyday wardrobe. That is definitely a theme which we stand by when constructing MuskOx clothing. Thumbholes give you a modern and athletic look, ready for the elements. We all clearly know that looking well equipped and prepared will never go out of style.
Looking for more of a professional vibe and thumbholes aren't your thing? Pull your sleeves up to your wrist and let the function feature blend in -- no one will notice.
We’ve got you!