The Moleskin Pant Spectrum

Styling Tip

Wear these with a transitional tweed blazer and a down vest to fight the elements in style.

Moleskin, the densely-woven cotton fabric, is made to be weather-resistant. You may've noticed moleskin blazers are having a moment, but the pants are also worth checking out. Combining the softness of corduroy with the casual ruggedness of jeans, they're a hell of a lot more windproof than your springtime chinos. Here's a round-up of the ones we've got our eye on—in a range of prices.

Gap,
$59.95 / $29

Available in two shades of gray, this lighter weight interpretation is extremely wearable and affordable.

Creep by
Hiroshi Awai
,
$158 / $103

With a trim fit, slight taper and patch pockets, this pair is made from a heavier cotton moleskin.

Billy Reid,
$195 / $177

Cut like a pair of jeans, made in the US from soft, garment dyed moleskin with a jetted back pocket.

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Lands' End,
99.50 / $70

Made with back flap pockets and a more tailored look, these are also a bit thicker and incredibly soft.

Epaulet,
$165

Available in three colors, this slim style is made in the US from British moleskin with details like a tab waist.

Dunhill,
$225

Classically tailored in a straight fit with a slightly higher rise, this four pocket style is the most grown-up.

 

Published on

January 31, 2012

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