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Tech Explained: Moleskin



WHAT is moleskin?


If you're a lover of moles, don't worry! Moleskin is a densely woven cotton fabric with a brushed surface that looks & feels like suede. Noted for its softness and durability, Moleskin embodies the tradition and endurance of the rugged lifestyle.  

Moleskin is an incredible heritage fabric that dates back to medieval Europe. A time when hunters and farmers needed something heavy and durable that also provided wind resistance. Centuries later, steelworkers used the fabric in their workwear for protection. Flash forward to the mid-twentieth century, moleskin was utilized globally in military uniforms.


WHAT are the advantages?  


Moleskin is a tight weave that is highly resistant to wind due to its dense fabric construction. Naturally, making this fabric a much better insulator on chilly days. The feel and appearance of its texture is similar to chamois, but less plush than velour. And best of all, it gets better with age. 


Moleskin is a durable fabric used in field clothing to offer protection from dense underbrush and briars. Based on traditional workwear, this fabric develops a rugged sophisticated look for multiple uses, from fishing and hiking to the office and nights out on the town.  

easy to clean

Wondering what the care instructions for moleskin are? It's easier than you think.

  • Turn the shirtjac inside out
  • Machine wash in cold water with like colors
  • Tumble dry on low
  • Remove promptly 
  • Hang Dry
  • If wrinkled, turn inside out and cool iron (low heat)

Overall, the Moleskin Shirtjac is a very versatile style with different uses. Fabric that is remarkably resistant to wind while remaining soft yet durable with a premium appearance, making it appropriate for almost any occasion. 

The Moleskin Shirtjac is cut in a relaxed fit, to allow for layering. Available in two timeless heritage colors, Tobacco and Forest Moss. Complete with 2 chest pocket and side seam hand pockets.

Men's moleskin shirtjac 


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