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HIROSHI KATO

The Vise Moleskin - Military Green

$348.00 $174.00

The actual color is close to the first picture 

History In The Making

“The Vise” Jacket in Moleskin is inspired by a French Army “Shore Jacket” of the 40’s and 50’s, but with updates to the cut that create a more tailored fit. For this latest iteration of the Vise, we developed a high tension 100% cotton Moleskin fabric with a small mill in Okayama, Japan. 

Moleskin has its earliest origins in medieval Europe, where the fabric was first made to be used by farmers and hunters who needed clothing that was comfortable, warm, durable, and wind resistant. Moleskin has been used periodically ever since, most notably in the French Army jackets of the 40’s and 50’s, and in shirts and jackets in the 70’s. Moleskin is a fabric that is rarely seen today and is not widely available. We wanted to bring back this fabric which is highly sought after by vintage collectors. We were not satisfied by merely reproducing this vintage material, so in true Kato form, we made a few subtle adjustments to further improve durability, comfort, and finish. The thread count and density of the fabric was increased to improve durability. This higher tension also gives the finish of the Moleskin a deeper luster that will enhance the unique aging qualities of this jacket. This is a piece we have taken from the past to the present and made to last long into the future.

• Cat Eye Button

• Durable triple stitch

• Chest pocket & hidden pocket inside

• Luxury lining

• 100% COTTON

• The model in the first pic is 5'11" and wearing a size M

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These fit weird and almost like a very thick shirt

Not sure if I would call this item a Jacket.

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We apologize that it didn't fit you. For future orders please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can assist you for order issues or exchanges. Thank you!

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
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RS
These fit weird and almost like a very thick shirt

Not sure if I would call this item a Jacket.

Hello,

We apologize that it didn't fit you. For future orders please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can assist you for order issues or exchanges. Thank you!

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