Hey Tom, Thanks a lot for the feedback on Peterman quality - it is much appreciated. Â Their stuff seems suspiciously reasonably priced, esp as I would guess they take quite a markup. That said, I don't want to restrict our discussion to Peterman. Â They sparked my interest with their wonderful prose, but the concept I am going for is 'classic moleskin purveyor'. Â Obviously, they wouldn't hold that title, but if I heard that someone owned a pair of moleskins from them and was thrilled, my ears might perk up a bit. To liven things up a bit, here are a few more moleskin examples: In the trad/outdoorsy corner, we have Orvis
. Â They are generally not my style, but for something like this I might be persuaded... The Aussies at RM Williams (via Bootsonline)
ought to know a thing or two about hardwearing miner's trousers. Finally, again with the 'outdoorsy' aspect, we have Filson at Â David Morgan
(although, again, double-pleats aren't my style - I am looking for a nice high waist and smooth line) I know that these are traditionally British. Â I'd like to get a pair in a higher-rise cut. Â I don't mind paying retail (sacrilege.) if I can get 'the perfect pair'. Â Hope this may spark some thought, and thanks in advance for any help.