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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Moleskins, not always
The J. Peterman Company in their effort to compose a telling story for each of their goods writes "Moleskin trousers are what you might see on a man driving a 27 year old tractor, purring along over the velvety-green groundswells of England, lost in thought, totally unaware that soft rain has been falling on his head for a good 40 minutes."
During this past week I have found myself wearing my favorite loden moleskins, driving a 10 year old iron horse over a leafy brown forest floor in Mayberry, happily lost in thought yet fully aware of the soft rain falling on my head, and I have this to say:
Moleskins are horrible things to wear while conducting business on tractor seats. The soft fabric is too slick for backsides on tractor seats and does not lend itself to safety as you change direction or incline. I had the toughest workout of my week just hanging on.
When the weather gets tough wear moleskins, just not while tractoring.