Moleskin. From Italy.
Unbelievably soft and still extremely robust and durable, this strong material is made of pure cotton: Moleskin, the “English Leather,” woven with strong warp yarns and high weft density. In numerous work stages the finished fabric is sanded and coarsened, so that it obtains the typical, inimitable softness and resistance unique to Moleskin.
Contonificio Bonomi, Lombardy.
At Bonomi in Gallarate, cotton weaver since 1860, these, and many more work steps, happen under one roof: the selection of the best raw cotton, the weaving and dyeing, and the finishing of the cotton material. Because of its high weft density, the Moleskin is manufactured on looms that run slower than normal. The result: a thickly woven cotton material that feels almost like velvet, while being, of course, much longer lasting.
From Hiltl. Chino without pleated waistband.
From the described Moleskin come classic men’s pants, with straight legs and lateral welt pockets. A watch pocket is positioned under the collar; the back pockets can be buttoned and closed with buttons made from a real horn.