L’Usine Bleue moleskin work pants- Hydron Blue
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 pants are made in a steady, 100% French cotton moleskin that will keep you faithful company for a lifetime. Just like the French work pants of yesteryear, it has a no nonsense construction, suited for heavy chores like metal work or carpenting.
- 100% cotton moleskin
- Natural corozo buttons
- Spun, woven, dyed, constructed and sewn in France
- Double front and back pockets, 1 leg pocket
- Waist cinches with buttons
- Designed by L’Usine Bleue
- 125 pieces procuced during 2023
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!