The feel and texture after your alchemy of dyeing is comfier and softer than the other moleskin shirt I've got, very similar to a heavy chamois cloth ,like it's broken in straight out of the bag. It's the sort of shirt I find myself wanting to live in for weeks on end. More of this 'reworking ' wizardry please

Fully UK made, like everything we do

9.5oz luxuriously soft and hard wearing moleskin. It’s an overshirt so will work over a sweatshirt as well as with just a t-shirt (or in the buff matron).

Two large side seam pockets for cozy hands and holding loads of stuff.

Single large outside chest pocket big enough for plus sized phones.

Single inside chest pocket same as above.

Hang loop inside neck.

UK made plastic-free Corozo buttons. More about them here.

Flat hem with side seam vents.

Run and fell side seams.

“HebTroCo originally started with moleskin trousers & this wonder fabric continues to be a key part of our range. It’s warm, soft, looks great and wears well.”

No, moleskin isn’t made from moles…

Moleskin does not COME from moles, it just feels like a mole’s skin.

This tough heavy fabric is made from densely woven cotton, initially looped, then sheared which creates a short soft pile on the upper side. It looks and feels a bit like chammy and some sorts of velvet, but is actually far tougher than either.

Moleskin is popular for hunting, building work, and countryside use due to its ability to shrug off damage, keep clean, be “quiet” in use, as well as being breathable, and comfortable even when wet.

Originally developed in the industrial days, moleskin was used as an alternative to woollen cloth for jackets and trousers. It was chosen for its warmth and hard wearing qualities. Later it was adopted by country people for its ability to resist thorns as well as the cold wind.

Warm and wind resistant. Our moleskin garments are ideal for autumn, winter and early spring wear. They’re durable and tough, and ideal for outdoor use whatever the weather.

Finished with natural buttons, not plastic.

People tried to put us off. They told us about the trouble and expense of using UK-made buttons… but we ignored them.

It turns out they were right…  Our buttons are about 50 times more expensive than a plastic mass-produced button from overseas.

They are also 50 times better.

Our buttons are made of Corozo palm nuts. They are harvested from sustainable rainforests in Ecuador, where trees are planted and maintained rather than being cut down.

This means that our nuts are green and they are very special. As well as being natural the material is tough, takes colour well and gives a pleasing marbled effect.

Care Guide

Since this garment is overdyed, we recommend that you wash it separate from other garments on the first wash to prevent dye transfer. Throw a colour catcher in with future loads.

Machine washable 30º, slow or preferably no spin, air dry. Don’t tumble dry. Don’t Be A Dick.

Fit & Sizing Guide

Ed usually wears size medium, but since this is a Reworked Overshirt, he is wearing size large in the photos. Ed is 5’8″ and 10.5 stone. 

All our overshirts are designed with layering in mind. This means you can wear them comfortably over a sweatshirt or jumper.

  • CM
Pit to Pit (A)-22.423.424.926.427.9
Back Length (B)-28.128.729.329.930.5
Sleeve Length (C)-24.424.825.225.626.0
Pit to Pit (A)-5759.563.256770.75
Back Length (B)-71.57374.57677.5
Sleeve Length (C)-6263646566


  1. Jerry (verified owner)

    Great shirt, material is soft and heavy, definitely go a size up – I’m normally L and XL is perfect.

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  2. Rich (verified owner)

    Bloody love this overshirt . . . feel/texture is great and the colour is on point, but 100% size up! I am 6.2ft fatty who needs to do more exercise and the 3XL fits like a dream (normally wear 2XL). I will look to buy a second colour soon!

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