Our first Moleskin ever, this version from Japan is going to sew up into a pair of chinos like you've never owned before.
Gustin Chinos made from cotton moleskin woven at one of the finest mills in Japan. As we continue to search for more interesting fabrics for our chino line, one style jumped out that we haven't tried yet: moleskin. We put out feelers to Japan and got back a style too good to pass up. The first thing that jumps out at you is the feel. The surface has an almost felt-like quality to it. The weave is amazingly tight and dense, which in many cases creates a stiff fabric, but not in the case of moleskin. This style retains a true suppleness. It's this unique combination of density and plushness that makes moleskin feel like no other fabric. This version is an extra heavy 13.2 ounces, the heaviest chino we've run. The beauty of moleskin is that even at this weight it's still pliable and comfortable. We're starting out with a rich, dark navy shade, to keep things versatile and classic. Don't miss out on this special chino.
By now, you know we’re obsessed with construction and our Chino is no exception. We approach this garment considering it to be a tailored pant. The waist band is fully curtained using a beautiful, slubby, indigo chambray fabric and a red center stitch. This produces a totally clean finished upper. We also clean finish the fly and seat seams with indigo chambray binding. The fly is secured with custom shaped and engraved Corozo buttons. Belt loops are hand folded, tucked on the bottom and top waistband for added strength. They are also made in a slightly narrower width as compared to our denim to give the pant a more refined look. Traditional slash pockets are on the front, bar tacked on top and bottom. The back pockets are intricately constructed welt pockets also secured with our custom Corozo buttons. Both inseam and outseam use a busted seam for less bulk. This is construction done the right way throughout.
We started from the ground up on fit to create both our slim and straight styles. As with our denim, we like a classic look but with an updated fit. Our slim sits lower on the waist and is well tailored through the thigh down to the cuff. It’s not extreme, but definitely a modern, tailored fit. Our straight is designed to sit a bit higher on the waist and is more relaxed in the thigh to the cuff. If you like our slim denim, go with the slim khaki. If you like our straight denim, go with our straight khaki.
This is the same style and quality that was sold in boutiques all over the country for $205+.
Choose either our Straight fit or Slim fit. More details available on our fit guide.