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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

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...






Moleskin Lapel Vest $129

Revered by both upland hunters and farmers for centuries. moleskin offers cool-weather comfort. rugged durability. and an exceptionally soft hand. Styled after one of our most popular vest styles. this moleskin version features a traditional lapel collar. more...






Moleskin Pants / Plain $139

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

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

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

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...






Premium Moleskin Field Pants $169

The highest-quality premium English moleskin. heavily washed for a soft and pliable hand without compromising its durability. then expertly tailored in Europe for a superior fit and finish. The pure cotton fabric is. at 11 oz.. 40% more robust than our Ra more...






Stretch Moleskin Boot Skirt $89

The soft peached hand of cotton moleskin with just a smidgen of stretch makes this skirt perfectly comfortable and completely stylish in our best-selling boot skirt design. Flat-front waist. back elastic insets. Darts for smooth shape. Women's boot skirt more...






Stretch Moleskin Boot Skirt $89

The soft peached hand of cotton moleskin with just a smidgen of stretch makes this skirt perfectly comfortable and completely stylish in our best-selling boot skirt design. Flat-front waist. back elastic insets. Darts for smooth shape. Women's boot skirt more...





 



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