Men’s Ravine Shirt in PlasmaDry™ heavyweight moleskin – made to measure
The Ravine Shirt is our first heavyweight moleskin overshirt. You asked for the Mountain Shirt style in our ultra rugged heavyweight moleskin. It has 2 oversized patch pockets along with an internal chest pocket and the signature van dyke stitching on the back.
Made from a substantial heavyweight cotton moleskin, with PlasmaDryTM finishing, this shirt is remarkably water and stain repellent. The smooth sueded finish is fabulously soft and tactile yet incredibly hard-wearing. The fit is slightly boxier than the Beck and Force Shirts so you’ll be able to layer up in the cooler seasons.
A new chapter for a traditional fabric. Moleskin, along with corduroy has a very rich history belonging to a a group of of fabrics which in the early 19th Century was widely known as fustian. In essence a strong, hard wearing woven cloth made with a linen warp and cotton weft. The Calder Valley in West Yorkshire and neighbouring East Lancashire became synonymous with fustian production however by the end of the 20th Century virtually all the companies had disappeared. The best moleskin and corduroy in the world is still supplied by the last remaining supplier and manufacturer in the Calder Valley.
These exceptionally hardwearing and beautiful fabrics that have unchanged specifications going back generations are now supercharged with PlasmaDry™.
PlasmaDry™ is a big story. It changes everything by bringing previously unseen levels of water and stain repellency without using the harmful fluorocarbons still heavily relied upon in the world of plastic jackets. The laser surface enhancement creates a permanent structural change to the fibres in the weave to provide a unique and durable water repellency and stain resistance. The fabric is changed at a molecular level without affecting the soft feel or natural look. Its genius allows us to meet the McNair promise of beautiful natural fabrics, enhanced for performance – where look and protection are one.