Taking inspiration from vintage military uniforms, one of our favorite mills in Japan created a special, extra supple moleskin to honor the style. We like the result. These are the new Military Moleskin shirts.
Aside from raw denim, moleskin has become one of our favorite fabrics. We're constantly hunting for new styles. It's a fabric with rare DNA - density, velvety softness and ruggedness. The history of this fabric stretches back. From workwear to military use. This is our first lighter weight version suitable for a solid, rugged, everyday shirt. The moment you touch this shirt you detect the classic moleskin feel - a felt-like softness, density and softly brushed surface. It's the combination of toughness and comfort that makes these shirts special. The retro military inspired colors round out the package.
This shirt is sewn up in our new Rugged style. It's designed to be the perfect style for our heavier, more rustic fabrics we run. It's a bit more casual, without being over the top. This style is really set off by two key design cues: a perfectly sized collar without buttons and two clean button closure, rounded chest pockets. These two elements lend the style it’s more casual look while their clean implementation keeps the shirt versatile. A simpler back yoke replaces the box pleat and locker loop of our Classic style. Small gusset tabs adorn the bottom hem and intricate stitching tacks down the collar stand. The Rugged style inherits the same core fit block from the updated Classic style. The moment we sewed up some flannels and heavy jacquards in this style we knew it was right.