L’Usine Bleue moleskin work jacket – Khaki
This piece is inspired by the hard work of Clair Lesieur – an ancestor of the founder of L’Usine Bleue and a mining horse farrier who from 1924 wore moleskin in the May-sur-Orne mine in Normandy every day.
The L’Usine Bleue moleskin work jacket is made in a heavy, 100% French eco-cotton moleskin that will keep you faithful company for a lifetime. Just like the French work jackets of yesteryear, it has a no nonsense construction, suited for tough chores like metal work or carpenting
- 100% eco cotton moleskin (390 g)
- 3 reinforced front pockets, 1 inside pocket
- Buttoned cuffs
- Natural corozo buttons
- Spunn, woven, dyed, constructed and sewn in France
- Micro production (99 pieces total)
A L’Usine Bleue project:
The ultimate workwear rediscovered
Moleskin is an ancient, very closely woven and dense fabric. After weaving it is brushed on the back and sheared to create a soft and smooth surface. Some thought it resembled the soft fur of a mole – hence the name.
Moleskin is virtually windproof, some even rain-proof. It’s unusually warm relative to its thickness, but still breathes. It has very low friction which reduces wear and ”swish”. Its dense surface protects from pokes, scrapes and sparks. And not least, it’s extraordinarily hard-wearing, which made moleskin the preferred choice for French workwear for almost two centuries.
With the introduction of cheap synthetic materials, moleskin workwear was almost completely forgotten. L’Usine Bleue is proud the reintroduce French moleskin – the ultimate, natural workwear that will last for a lifetime!
This piece is inspired by the hard work of Clair Lesieur – a mining horse farrier who from 1924 wore moleskin in the May-sur-Orne mine in Normandy every day.