The Works J5 are our best value jeans with the same construction quality and features as the rest of the range.

Their “contour taper” fit makes them narrower at the thigh, knee and hem. They’re not “skinny” but are as slim as you can get without using dirty stretch denim.

The Candiani denim is full-width rather than the more expensive selvedge. We’re passing this saving on to you.

The Works J5’s dark indigo/grey colour will keep its raw look.

No turn up. Leg length is measured from crotch seam to bottom hem.

How is it eco denim?

Candiani are Italian denim masters. They are also the world’s most eco denim mill. The Works J5 jeans are made from 11.5oz 100% cotton Candiani denim.

Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of all stages of production of selvedge denim. Using BCI cotton, a micro-plastics free dye process, solar power and water recycling to name some of the process used.


You’ve bought a lovely pair of raw denim jeans. As they get older and start to fade you want to create your own fade lines rather than have the washing machine do it. If you want the best looking jeans wash at 3 to 6 month intervals.

Don’t just stick them in the washing machine with everything. For best results drip dry, don’t spin, and definitely don’t tumble dry.

Will my jeans shrink?

The denim we use is raw. This means that it hasn’t been washed and hasn’t been through chemical colour-fast treatments. It has been sanforized though, which means that shrinkage on first wash will be minimal – less than 2% in length and 1% in width.

This means that leg length will shorten by half to three quarters of an inch. Waist shrinkage is negligible. Jeans may tighten a little in the waist, but will loosen after wear. They will only lose half an inch in length.

Sizing Guide

Any questions at all please email us and we’ll do our best to guide you.

  • CM
SIZE 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1/2 Waist (A) 15.6 16.5 17.5 18.5 19.5 20.5 21.5
Inside Leg (B) As per your selection
Leg Opening (C) 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6
SIZE 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1/2 Waist (A) 39.5 42 44.5 47 49.5 52 54.5
Inside Leg (B) As per your selection
Leg Opening (C) 17.7 18 18.3 18.6 18.9 19.1 19.4


  1. peteredmon70 (verified owner)

    I’m old enough to remember quality British clothing in the 60’s when Mum bought my stuff, but ever since, the quality available on High St has been dismal “make a fast buck” fashion rubbish. My inner curmudgeon really came out when most denim on offer elsewhere uses plastic “stretch” c**p in them, as if there isn’t enough plastic in the sea already!!! Hence to hebtroco. J5’s arrived today. Well impressed .The “curmudgeon” is back under control. To quote Swarzenegger etc etc…

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  2. apeareth

    Great pair of jeans, I’m normally a 34 in other jeans and the 34 fit me like a glove in these.

    Top quality jeans that were at a price range that made it easier to dip my toe into, being the first pair I’ve bought from hebtroco I was a bit wary of diving straight into the 160 quid Selvedge, I shouldn’t have been but that just gives me an excuse to buy another pair of jeans sooner rather than later.

    Delivery came next day…. Cheers fellas.

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  3. Gavin Sweeney (verified owner)

    This is my second purchase from Hebtroco. The moleskin jeans I bought were getting a bit too warm in the spring so I opted for a change.
    The jeans are quite narrow on the hips, or maybe I just fill them out! They are excellent and starting to give a bit . I am very happy and will probably buy another pair later in the year

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  4. Richard Williams (verified owner)

    Bought a few bits from HebTroCo but these are my first pair of jeans. I’m really fussy with jeans so was a bit concerned with buying online but I diligently followed the sizing guide and measured a fave comfy pair of old jeans that were billed as a 32” waist… turns out they (and I!) am a 36” waist.

    These jeans are a perfect fit for me. The quality is evident and whilst they need breaking in, they are comfy out of the box.

    For me (6ft 3ins and with skinny legs) the cut is bob on.

    Cannot recommend highly enough… I suspect these will be the first of many Jean purchases!

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  5. Stuart Witt (verified owner)

    I love these jeans, took a little while for them to loosen up but now the fit is perfect. They look great and are looking better the more a wear them. Really well made and made in England, great job guys

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  6. Miles Bowe (verified owner)

    I came across hebtroco due to some effective targeted Facebook advertising I think… I was looking for a decent pair of jeans after buying a supermarket pair that fell apart in less than a month. I vowed in the name of sustainability to buy a pair that would last me a good few years.

    I’ve been wearing these jeans pretty solidly for over a month now and love them. They took a bit of time to break in and the material did initially feel quite thick and heavy, but now they fit like a glove. They look smart with a pair of boots or tough and hard wearing for working down the allotment.

    So grab yourself a pair if you want some quality clothing from a British company doing it right. Thanks.

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  7. Chris Dummett (verified owner)

    I’ve only just come across the jeans and at £100 I thought I’d give them a whirl – what’s to lose? (Apart from £100…)
    Ordered them yesterday and they arrived the next day!! Wowser…it takes longer to get served at McDonalds.
    I tried them on straightaway and BOOM.. great fit, comfy material and exactly as described and just how I like them actually – good contoured taper style , but not too tight for the lads like me that could probably do with a bit more exercise going on.
    This is my first purchase from Hebtro.coand definitely not my last.
    Good stuff guys…
    Chris – Delph

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  8. Marc Worsey (verified owner)

    I waited a few weeks before reviewing these jeans so here goes.
    These jeans fit me perfectly without having a baggy arse after a few wears, pockets are deep and feel sturdy and well stitched.
    Metal stud/buttons used for the fly and waist fastening are easy to fasten and stay securely done up.
    Very happy with my purchase.

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