What Are Moleskin Pants?

By: Amber Roberts

Moleskin, not to be confused with the Italian paper and journal manufacturer ‘Moleskine,’ is a durable, densely woven material made of pure cotton. Similar to corduroy and velvet, a high-quality yarn is tightly woven to create the hardy textile. While corduroy is trimmed to create ribs, moleskin is sheared close over the whole of one side for a suede-like feel. The rich nap of the soft-brushed fabric hints at luxury, though the tough material began as rugged working wear.

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All About Men’s Wristwatches

Written by: Jeremiah Greco

What is a watch?

Simply stated, a watch is any small timepiece carried with a person. The two most common types of watches are the pocket watch, which usually comes on a chain and is carried in the pocket for easy retrieval, and the wristwatch, which is worn like a bracelet on (you guessed it) the wrist. Within these two varieties of watches are a plethora of design details and functional features the result in two watches almost never being alike…

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What are Some of the Best Gifts for Men from Orvis?


Web Content Specialist Sarah Snell likes to buy her husband the Flat Creek Shirt “.

My wife is always complaining that buying gifts for men is really difficult. Unfortunately, she’s got a dad, three, brothers, and me to buy for.

“You can just get me jewelry, if you can’t think of anything else,” she argues. “There’s no equivalent for men.”

So I asked a few women in our office to see which Orvis products they’ve bought as gifts for the men in their lives, gifts that went over. . .

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Backpacks for Travels Around the World

Written by: Bill Horan, President, Operation Blessing


Bill Horan’s humanitarian world takes him to many countries every year.
Photo via Operation Blessing

I’ve been an avid Orvis customer for over 30 years. My closets looks like Orvis storerooms, and many of the items are still in great shape after more than 20 years of intensive use. Leather. . .

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Personalized Reflective Dog Collars: Must-Have Safety Gear for Running or Walking Your Dog in the Dark


Reflective Collar
Photo via orvis.com

For many, many years I was that person. An insatiable long-distance runner, my day started at 5 a.m. with at least one dog, often two, occasionally three, outside, running. Did I think about our visibility to passing motorists in the early-morning darkness? Incessantly. When you are running with your leashed dog, you can clearly see Spot run. But it can be difficult for others to spot…

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Wool vs. Cotton: When and Where

“I’ve never had a sweater as good as this one. It is extremely warm and needed since we live in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The look can be used if dressing up or down; and the color goes with any outfit. It doesn’t overheat and the light weight makes me forget that I’m even wearing a sweater.” – Locksley from North Carolina

The days and nights are cooling off and it’s time to trade in those cotton garments for wool sweaters, socks, pants and jackets. But why? What makes wool so warm and comfortable in cold weather and what makes wool the clothing of choice for. . .

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Is Corduroy in Style for 2018?

By: Orvis Staff

As the weather becomes increasingly chilly, prompting you to take stock of your winter wardrobe, you may wonder: are corduroy pants in style for 2018? The answer—judging from fall 2017 fashion shows—is an emphatic yes. Attractive, comfortable, and warm, classic corduroy pants and jackets are always in style….

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