Happen - HebTroCo


Sometimes stuff just happens. Good stuff rarely happens on its own. It happens when good people try hard. And that’s what we have here – these articles are about things that have happened. And will happen.



“I guarantee that someone here will be leaving in an ambulance today.” These inspiring words were part of the rider briefing for Dirtquake, the alternative motorcycling scene’s answer to the Wacky Races. The event was developed and is still run by Sideburn, the world’s most original motorcycling magazine. Basically it’s a ‘run what you brung’ […]

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Our Chukka and Moto Boots are in production right now and will start shipping in the next few weeks. We made a factory visit this week and had a sneak peak at the boots as they were being made. The Chukka Boot uppers are made from a wheatbuck suede from a British tannery. This has been […]

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We don’t make it easy

It would be easy to use a courier company to collect and ship our orders. But we like using the local Post Office. We know the people there and they help us to do a good job. Our business also contributes to keeping that vital local facility open. It’s a choice that we can make. […]

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Nice sack

We love a good sack and we’re chuffed to bits that we’ve finally got rid of plastic mailing bags. To replace them we now have British made paper sacks. They are degradable, compostable and easily recycled helping us reduce the carbon foot print of our packaging. The paper is from sustainable forests to meet Forest Stewardship […]

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We love beer

We love trousers, we love beer and we love a good time. Apt then that our little company started as an idea in the pub, the place where idleness and inspiration coexist in such a fertile and relaxed environment. The British pub has always been a place for business and a place for pleasure. Doing […]

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The Printing Bike

Making trousers in Britain is not easy. The skills and machinery to do this is slipping away. Finding authentic English fabrics is becoming difficult. Doing things right isn’t easy. But it’s worth it. It’s a thread that we find in many industries. Beer is one. We spend a lot of time with beer. But there […]

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Pig and Barrel

Hebden Bridge is a remarkable place that’s remarkably placed. It’s where we’re from. Tucked in a valley in the heart of the South Pennines, the town is a convergence for rivers, canals and railways, and gathers people from surrounding areas, many of whom arrive in town by railway at our wonderful local station. The station […]

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No Free Shipping. No Free Returns.

  A customer wrote to us, telling us that he had been put off ordering a pair of our new Moto Boots. I have 2 pairs of your trousers and really love what you are making. After much deliberation I intended to buy a pair of Moto boots – deliberation because they are so expensive […]

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Toasted Bacon Sandwich

Everyone has certain foods they go to in times of crisis. For us, it’s probably the Morrisons Toasted Bacon Sandwich. There’s just one problem with us telling you that. It’s not actually on the menu at Morrisons. They make a Bacon Sandwich. Oh yes, that’s there. And for a lot of people that’s fine. But […]

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The Next Step

Our stuff is made to last in the North of England, just for us. Strong heavyweight products from where we’re from. Our boots reflect our desire for durability, quality, style and tradition. We started our company with trousers because that’s what our local town was famous for making. Then we added belts, hand made by […]

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Motorcycle Social

The Motorcycle Social is a two day indoor exhibition, celebrating and showcasing the best of the ever growing new wave custom motorcycle scene. Spanning across Canal Mill’s brutalist industrial interior, the exhibition will be showing the best of British custom motorcycles. With beautifully built machines, music, art and photography all under one roof, the Motorcycle […]

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Magic Mushrooms

Making trousers creates waste. It’s unavoidable. Offcuts from cloth, thread, packing materials all mount up and we didn’t want to just throw it in a hole in the ground. We’ve passed on lots of the bigger pieces of offcut pieces of fabric to local crafts people, but we wanted to do more. And we have. […]

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Big Toys and Big Boys

For Kev Baldwin, trousers and trouser-related problems have been ever present throughout his life.  As an unusually tall child he can remember being taken to a trouser factory in Hebden Bridge to have a pair of trousers tailor made for a family wedding. Fast forward 40 years and 6’5″ Kev is wearing a pair of trousers made […]

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The Trousercycle has been our salvation. The Calder Valley can get congested. It’s steep sides seem to seek to inhibit inhabitants from moving efficiently at times. Certainly traffic congestion is an issue for residents in motor vehicles. Thankfully we don’t suffer. Inherited from our web designer Shaun, the Trousercycle has become an essential part of […]

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When Santa Cruz came to Trousertown

We ride bikes. We’ve been riding bikes together for years, and worked with several brands developing and designing bikes for them in the last 10 years. World leading hardtail mountain bikes that were tagged as “too extreme” before being adopted years later by the mainstream, strange big wheeled full suspension bikes that followed a similar […]

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Gaddings Dam is a remote relic of the industrial revolution, high on the Pennine Moors. In summer it’s popular for swimming. But in winter? brant went to find out. He took his warm trousers.

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