Nov
18
2013
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Moleskin

Now that the weather's really starting to turn, it's the perfect time to pull on one of the season's best all-around fabrics: moleskin. What is moleskin? It's not made from the skin of moles. It's actually a thick cotton fabric that's been brushed and sanded, creating a slightly fuzzy pile on one side. Think corduroy without the wales. Soft yet durable, it stands up well against the elements, from blustery and wet fall days to the most bitter of winter nights. Which may explain why the majority of manufacturers of moleskin are British mills—and why you can spot the fabric in a whole range of goods this season. From Supreme's naval button-down and Billy Reid's jeans to J. Peterman's unstructured blazer, the sueded texture adds a relaxed, casual air to whatever you pair with them. Herewith, a few of our favorites.

 
Shirts

Ralph Lauren, $185; Supreme, $148; Filson, $195

 
Jackets

Club Monaco, $369

 

J. Peterman, $198

 
Topcoat

J. Lindeberg, $650

Pants

Billy Reid, $165

 

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