Moleskin. Soft and durable.
Moleskin is a heavy cotton fabric that is
woven with extremely strong warp
yarns and an extreme tightness of weft
yarns (up to 400 threads per inch) in
satin weave. To create this inimitable
softness and grip, which characterizes
the material, the finished cloth is sanded
and roughened in several steps.
We obtain the goods from Carlo Bonomi
in Lombardy, cotton weavers since
1860, where all of these processes and
more are performed under one roof: the
selection of the best raw cottons, the
weaving and dyeing – and the refining
of cotton fabrics. So that the machines
can handle the high thread count, the
moleskin is made on looms that need
to run slower than usual.
The moleskin jacket: a light jacket. Informal, but by no means formless.
This jacket combines the basic pattern
and style of a classic men‘s suit jacket
and the soft processing of the socalled
light jackets – in this case, the
term „light“ is to be understood as the
French word „léger“, meaning casual,
and does not refer to the moleskin
material used for this garment. The
front of the jacket is reinforced, without
stiffening, with horsehair inserts: the
front falls softer and the lines flow
without the jacket losing its shape. The
absence of shoulder pads results in a
smooth transition into the sleeves.