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1The skin or prepared fur of a mole:‘rich artisans in jackets of rabbit and moleskin’
- ‘He was in the same get up, just with a moleskin jacket, and very short deerskin shorts.’
2A thick, strong cotton fabric with a shaved pile surface:[as modifier] ‘moleskin trousers’
- ‘She had changed into a black moleskin cloak-like dress but had kept her red headscarf and cross-laced sandals.’
- ‘I often feel like I'm an 18th century aristocrat arriving at Lord Monck's house for dinner, a dark-coated wag or bounder wearing the latest in britches and moleskin cape.’
- ‘The fabrics are understated, using simple knits, jersey cotton and moleskins.’
- ‘The tails of his black cloth coat were pinned up behind to keep them from rubbing; he had on a pair of moleskin trousers and leather gaiters, and in his hand he carried a little whip of rhinoceros hide.’
- ‘The decision to go with my rather fetching moleskin jacket was looking like a victory for style over practicality.’
- ‘I asked Geoff to explain the differences in the different moleskin fabrics.’
- ‘These two contrasting elements surface as streamlined suits with detailed panelling and tab-fronted trousers, either in traditional herringbone tweed, soft moleskin or leather.’
- ‘You would know them at a glance - dressed almost alike with brown boots, moleskin trousers, and a peaked cap turned to the left side.’
- ‘He's wearing grey herringbone-tweed trousers and a velvety moleskin jacket.’
- ‘Later that afternoon, he is back in his £400 custom-made wig, moleskin britches and make-up to give a reading at a travel trade fair.’
- ‘For texture, we've used traditional moleskin in our cushioning and have hot-branded the Longhorn logo in leather and timber throughout.’
- ‘On Friday he was canvassing on the Thames View Estate dressed in a brown moleskin suit, white shirt, beige tie and polished shoes.’
- ‘Apparently with the longer curly blond hair and the black moleskin jacket I look ‘very indie’.’
- ‘He is wearing a chocolate brown moleskin suit, a dark shirt and tartan clip-on braces, one of which has come adrift.’
- ‘Tweeds, velvets, moleskin - there's no retro cloth that hasn't been revamped for a new generation of trendsetters.’
- ‘Jeans, polo shirts, boots, moleskin trousers, handcrafted belts, hats and jackets are among some of the products on sale at the new store.’
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