Moleskin has undoubtedly come back into the spotlight with plenty of brands new and old jumping on the bandwagon. And who can blame them? Wearing moleskin is like being hugged by a Koala (although I’ve heard they can be vicious, so it’s even better). Moleskin is defined as a heavy cotton fabric which is woven and then sheared to create a short, soft pile on one side. Its handle is similar to a felt or chamois and was favored in early twentieth-century workwear.
Providing more warmth than a standard cotton twill and being more hard wearing due to its heavier weight, it’s understandable why there’s been a return to form for this formidable fabric. And given Iron Heart’s heavyweight preferences, it makes sense that they’d adopt moleskin for their latest rendition of the CPO shirt.
Made in Japan and coming in at 10oz., the Heavy Moleskin CPO Shirt features side handwarmer pockets, western style chest pockets, snap fastenings (which can be customized with the choice of five alternative heavy duty snaps), side seam gussets with chain stitch run-off, and comes in a one-wash finish. Doubling up as a shirt or light jacket, this distinctly Iron heart shirt is another contemporary take on a classic.
Available for $355 at Iron Heart.