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Moleskin - Traditional Clothing and Materials

Men's Moleskin Clothing    Women's Moleskin Clothing

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The author modelling moleskin and ventile wear up a mountain in AntarcticaPretty much the whole time I was in Antarctica I wore moleskin trousers - pants.  They were versatile enough to be worn indoors and out. Contrary to the impression the name may give, they are made neither of the skin of moles nor the kin of moles. Any of the modern (not historical) pictures on this site that show people in Antarctica will show them wearing moleskin pants.

Moleskin is a wonderfully comfortable, tough and hard-wearing cotton fabric that is as tough as leather but as soft as velvet to the touch. Substantial on their own, extra warm with long underwear and warm and weather proof with windproofs or waterproofs on top.

100% cotton moleskin fabric embodies the endurance and tradition of the rugged lifestyle for which it was created. First developed in medieval Europe, this cloth was worn by farmers and the sporting gentry alike, offering warmth, protection, and comfort in varied conditions. Like corduroy, moleskin has a softer brushed nap that is very wind resistant.  Though the pleasant feel of the fabric seems like a luxury, this sheared pile actually protects the surface from abrasion and wear. This texture resembles suede or the downy coat of the mole, its namesake.

Casual wear, if I could I'd wear them all the time, forget jeans or combats or slacks or anything else, these are the nicest practical leg-wear you can have for cooler climates. Lightweight moleskin pants have a surprisingly wide temperature comfort range, I wear mine perfectly well on their own up to about 75F and down to around 20F (for short shopping trips!).

Men's Moleskin Clothing    Women's Moleskin Clothing

Moleskin Cotton Clothing

Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket / Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket $250.00

Moleskin is a proven rugged, wind-resistant, yet comfortable outdoor material used for generations by sportsmen. This classic jacket sports a 100-gram soft polyester wadding and a smart Barbour tartan cotton lining. Studded front, corduroy collar with lea more...






Heritage Moleskin Field Coat $495.00

It is the exquisite balance of luxury and rugged durability that sets moleskin apart, making it the perfect fit whether in the field or on the town. Our Heritage Moleskin Field Coat is an easy-wearing style that, with its fully-lined interior, offers idea more...






Moleskin Breeks $250.00

The perfect match for your favorite shooting vest or jacket, our comfortable and warm shooting breeks are made of 100% cotton moleskin, known for its softness, durability, and wind resistance. Teflon coated to repel moisture and Amaretta reinforced. Two s more...






Moleskin Field Shirt $250.00

As appropriate in the field as it is by the fireplace, pure cotton moleskin presents with an exceptionally soft hand while maintaining its historically rugged persona. Superbly tailored, this men's moleskin spread collar field shirt is constructed with a more...






Moleskin Pants / Plain $139.00

We improved the overall fit and finish of these legendary moleskin pants with the utilization of expert European tailoring. Exquisitely crafted from the finest English moleskin, our pants offer a robust nap with a luxurious, elegant finish. Improved inter more...






Moleskin Pants / Pleated $139.00

We improved the overall fit and finish of these legendary moleskin pants with the utilization of expert European tailoring. Exquisitely crafted from the finest English moleskin, our pants offer a robust nap with a luxurious, elegant finish. Improved inter more...






Moleskin Sixpence Cap $79.00

Flat caps were almost universally worn in the 19th century by working-class men throughout Britain and Ireland, and versions in finer cloth were also considered to be suitable casual countryside wear for upper-class Englishmen (hence the contemporary alte more...






Moleskin Trouser Skirt $79.00

Soft, brushed moleskin in a classic trouser skirt silhouette. Flattering subtle A-line design with a fly front, front coin pocket, and two back besom pockets. Great with tights and boots for fall. 5" back vent. 99% cotton/1% spandex. Washable. Imported. S more...





 



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