Oftentimes, fabric that’s tough as nails also feels like something closer to hardware rather than just hardwearing. That’s why buttery soft and super warm moleskin has long been deployed for workwear and military gear. Even so, the fabric, despite its historic and utilitarian credentials, hasn’t seen much action in recent years.
But it seems to be making a bit of a comeback — no big surprise considering the rise of athleisure and comfort combined with style (joggers, we’re looking at you). And that comeback brings us to today’s main attraction, a pair of refined Moleskin Chinos made in Chicago by Chi-town brand Stock Mfg. Co.
Their version is stitched up with a heavyweight 10.3oz. moleskin, a 100% organic piled cotton with a brushed hand — think chamois or a superfine, tightly woven flannel. And they’re finished off with front pockets — welt on the back — and oxford cloth pocket bags, tortoise buttons, and a zipper fly.