R.M.Williams Moleskin Linesman Jean - Regular Taupe

RRP £104.95 Now £62.97
  • R.M.Williams Moleskin Linesman Jean - Regular Taupe

R.M.Williams Moleskin Linesman Jean - Regular Taupe

RRP £104.95 Now £62.97

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When you're striding around in your R.M.Williams moleskins, the last person you'd think to thank would be Louis XIV. But when the Sun King revoked the Edict of Nantes in the mid-17th century, ending religious tolerance of Protestantism in France, many Huguenots, as French protestants were called, fled to England and other parts of Europe taking their business acumen and trades with them. One of these skills was a special method of weaving cotton into a fabric so soft that it felt like the velvety fur of a mole. Because of its hard-wearing qualities and low cost, moleskin quickly became the preferred work-wear of agricultural workers in southern England. Many historians believe that moleskin garments arrived in Australia with the First Fleet. In its new home, the fabric quickly became a firm favourite with those carving out a life in the-then wilderness. 

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Throughout the 19th century, moleskin rapidly moved into first place as the apparel of choice of drovers, rural labourers and shearers. So much so that it was included in old folk songs like "The Banks of the Condamine" in lines like - "I'll wash your greasy moleskins on the banks of the Condamine".Back in the early days of the company, R.M.Williams imported the finest English "Beaver" moleskin to manufacture "Stockman Cut" trousers, jodhpurs and jackets. But by the 1950s, a specialist Australian weaving mill was supplying the company with our "national cloth". Since then moleskins remain the official uniform of stockmen, graziers, drovers and shearers, but many professional men routinely wear R.M.Williams moleskins with shirts and ties to the office (especially on Casual Fridays) because they look just as good in a meeting as they do in the saddle. R.M.Williams is the only company to craft clothes from heavyweight 15oz moleskin fabric in Australia - and many extend that claim to the world. Moleskins last for years, but the fabric is difficult to manufacture with. That's why only a traditional bush outfitter like R.M.Williams enjoys such pre-eminence in the manufacture of moleskins because companies looking for the quick turnover of assembly line clothing wouldn't put in the time and effort it takes to make the finest moleskins. You still can't beat natural fibres for maximum breathability and moisture absorption - and R.M.Williams moleskin fabric is 100% cotton. The light construction and weave allow moleskin to not only withstand the snags of barbed wire and spinifex, but it also offers protection and soft comfort. R.M.Williams moleskin - the all-Australian fabric by which all others are measured.

Delivery and Returns

Delivery*

Royal Mail 2nd Class - NOT signed for. £1.00

Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for. £2.50

Royal Mail Tracked 48 - Signed for. £4.50

Guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery - £9.99**

* UK only excluding very heavy items such as gun cabinets.

** Orders placed before 14:30 on weekdays excluding bank holidays.

Returns

If it is deemed necessary to return an item for exchange or refund, please note that the Goods returned are:

- In original packaging, with labels still attached.

- Returned within ten days of receipt.

- accompanied by a copy receipt and note of reason for return.

- In new condition, i.e. unused and unmarked with labels attached.

- Subject to a minimum postage charge of £2.50 or the actual delivery costs incurred whichever is the greater.

Goods returned simply “unwanted” will be liable for all carriage costs, Costs incurred in returning items are your responsibility.

When you're striding around in your R.M.Williams moleskins, the last person you'd think to thank would be Louis XIV. But when the Sun King revoked the Edict of Nantes in the mid-17th century, ending religious tolerance of Protestantism in France, many Huguenots, as French protestants were called, fled to England and other parts of Europe taking their business acumen and trades with them. One of these skills was a special method of weaving cotton into a fabric so soft that it felt like the velvety fur of a mole. Because of its hard-wearing qualities and low cost, moleskin quickly became the preferred work-wear of agricultural workers in southern England. Many historians believe that moleskin garments arrived in Australia with the First Fleet. In its new home, the fabric quickly became a firm favourite with those carving out a life in the-then wilderness. 

Delivery*

Royal Mail 2nd Class - NOT signed for. £1.00

Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for. £2.50

Royal Mail Tracked 48 - Signed for. £4.50

Guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery - £9.99**

* UK only excluding very heavy items such as gun cabinets.

** Orders placed before 14:30 on weekdays excluding bank holidays.

Returns

If it is deemed necessary to return an item for exchange or refund, please note that the Goods returned are:

- In original packaging, with labels still attached.

- Returned within ten days of receipt.

- accompanied by a copy receipt and note of reason for return.

- In new condition, i.e. unused and unmarked with labels attached.

- Subject to a minimum postage charge of £2.50 or the actual delivery costs incurred whichever is the greater.

Goods returned simply “unwanted” will be liable for all carriage costs, Costs incurred in returning items are your responsibility.