As the name suggests, moleskin is woven and finished to simulate the short, soft, fine fur of the small tunnelling rodent. It is a cotton pile fabric woven with a satin weave construction with closely woven floats on the face of the fabric. The floats are cut, steamed to open the fibres to produce a dense nap looking like a heavy suede. Moleskin is a hard wearing fabric and lighter weights are used for trousers and working cloths. The heavier weight, with a longer pile, can be used for winter coat lining. The term bannigan was given to a moleskin fabric which was at one time produced specifically for work cloths in the potteries of Staffordshire. Dry clay or mud can easily be brushed from the dense pile of moleskin.
microfiber, itâ€(tm)s a terrific fabric to travel with. It resists wrinkling and has a beautiful sueded look on the face. The reverse has a satiny look and feel. Generally, will contain 2-4% spandex. Great for pants, jackets and heavy shirts.
A densely woven cotton fabric that is brushed on the surface to produce a suedelike effect. So called because it is said to resemble the fur of a mole, moleskin has become a popular sportswear fabric used in everything from pants to sport coats to underwear Monogram A person's initials embroidered on or otherwise worked into the surface of a personal item. With its origins in the family crest, monograms have always been used to evoke aristocratic style, whether they appear on towels, sheets, sweaters or jewelry