Moleskin - Traditional Clothing and Materials

Men's Moleskin Pants  |  Women's Moleskin Pants


moleskin trousersPretty much the whole time I was in Antarctica I wore moleskin trousers - pants.  They are 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.

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 wind or water-proofs 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 75°F and down to around 20°F (for short trips!).


Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket / Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket
Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket / Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket

$250

Moleskin Long-sleeved Field Shirt
Moleskin Long-sleeved Field Shirt

$139

Moleskin Pants - Plain Front
Moleskin Pants - Plain Front

On sale - now $59.4 - was $149

Moleskin Pants / Plain
Moleskin Pants / Plain

$149

Moleskin Pants / Pleated
Moleskin Pants / Pleated

$139

Moleskin Sixpence Cap
Moleskin Sixpence Cap

$79

Moleskin Trouser Skirt
Moleskin Trouser Skirt

On sale - now $49 - was $79

Premium Moleskin Field Pants
Premium Moleskin Field Pants

$169


Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans in Black Walnut (Black Walnut) Men's Jeans

$225


Filson Men's Moleskin Seattle Shirt

$195


Filson Men's Moleskin Vest

$150


Filson Men's Moleskin Vest Liner

$175


Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt (Black) Men's Long Sleeve Button Up

$195


Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt (Burnt Orange) Men's Long Sleeve Button Up

$195


Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt (Dark Green) Men's Long Sleeve Button Up

$195


Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt (Lovat) Men's Long Sleeve Button Up

$195


Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt (Navy) Men's Long Sleeve Button Up

$195


Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt - Long-Sleeve - Men's

$195


Filson Moleskin Vest (Dark Green) Men's Vest

$148


Filson Moleskin Vest - Men's

$150


LAUREN Ralph Lauren Chunky Cable Cuff Hat (Moleskin) Beanies

$42


Rodd & Gunn 'Lakeland' Waxed Moleskin Jacket

$398


The North Face Men's L/S Kershaw Moleskin Shirt

On sale - now $33.99
was $69.95


Ultimate Moleskin Sport Shirt, Nocturne Navy

On sale - now $73
was $102


Ultimate Moleskin Sport Shirt, Ranger Green

On sale - now $73
was $102