Happen

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.

 

Cooking At Work :: Beef Noodles

Sandwiches at work are fine. There’s nothing wrong with a good sandwich. But we fancied something better. It’s good to have a challenge, and trying to cook a single pot dish using a slow cooker has been a fun challenge. If we get things moving by 9am, you can have a great lunch by 1pm, […]

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The extra mile

When we cock it up we like to put things right. Jim ordered a pair of trousers from us. We took his money and then sent him the wrong trousers. Doh! Normally in a case like this we ask the customer to send us the item back and we refund the postage. Jim was planning […]

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The Nimbus

I’m the world’s worst motorcycle restorer. The first time I saw this vintage motorcycle it was just a rusting heap of bits. The bike had been partly disassembled for repairs which were never completed and to make it easier to store. The cylinder head and engine barrels were separated, the pistons rusted into the last […]

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By appointment

We sell online and we like it that way. By avoiding the mark up, that is incurred by passing on goods to be handed over by someone else, we are able to offer premium quality British made clothing at a more affordable price. You won’t find HebTroCo products on the high street. Even though we […]

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Home From Home

Home From Home starring Johnny Vegas is on BBC1 this Friday at 9.30pm. It’s directed by Paul Murphy pictured at the front looking great in his HebTroCo Governor Jacket. The rest of the crew, all from Hebden Bridge, are pictured standing on the original 500 year old bridge that gives the town its name. From […]

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Not an easy ride

In our modern times life can be crushingly easy. We often have to take the stupid route to test ourselves, take some risks and find some excitement. Riding old motorcycles is on the surface a glamorous practice. It’s also a road full of breakdowns and disappointment. When they run right though, out there on the […]

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Call him the Governor!

You don’t want to make a big man angry. We used to only offer one tapered trouser cut, the 177. Lots of people loved them and continue to do so, but some guys with big calf muscles and ankles couldn’t get the trousers on. If they were wearing boots, there just wasn’t enough room in the […]

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Evolution

HebTroCo started as an idea in the pub to make trousers. We didn’t only have one idea in the pub though. In the beginning we wanted to make lots of things. The following items were discussed at length and even taken to the sample stage: shoes, hats, underpants, women’s trousers, wallets, beer, nineteenth century railway […]

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A happy accident

It’s a happy accident. We now sit here dressed top to toe in our own brand of clothing. Just over two years ago we didn’t have many decent clothes and we didn’t know anything about the business. We always appreciated nice things though, liked a good story and we are very curious. It all started […]

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Made In Sheffield

Our Damascus steel HebTroCo Barlow Knives are in production. Here are process photos showing some of the work that goes into each knife. Joe Moore the blacksmith forges out a billet of Damascus steel on the spring hammer. He is based at Portland Works in Sheffield where Michael May who makes our Barlow Knife is also […]

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We raised a GRAND for charity

As part of Ed’s recent European cargo bike adventure, he ran a series of charity auctions. Mikkeller, the kings of craft beer from Denmark, kindly donated four rare bottles of Imperial Stout. HebTroCo matched this with a 1485 Wool Jacket, a Garrison Belt and a pair of 177 moleskin trousers. Here’s Ed speeding through the […]

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