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Why Are Ratcatcher Moleskin Trousers The Best You Can Buy

April 28, 2020

Customers visit our stand at country shows just to tell us how good our moleskin trousers are. Up to 30 years of wear was boasted but we would rather they were replaced more often!

Whether you buy the classic trouser or the Herdsman jean, you will be amazed at the quality and feel of the cotton  moleskin and delight at their performance both in wash and in use.

So why are they so much better than the majority on the market? Two main reasons, the first is that we buy the very best Moleskin fabric available on the market.

The fabric is woven from a fine cotton yarn but compacted very tightly in weaving which gives weight to the fabric along with a very smart appearance. The fabric is then finished at a high temperature which allows it to shrink fully and prevents further shrinkage after the garment is washed.

Other cheaper fabrics are loose in construction to reduce the cost of manufacturing, which then causes shrinking problems later. Furthermore if the construction is loose then the yarns will work against themselves in wear and degrade the fabric much quicker.

Our fabric is also dyed with premium quality dyestuffs which allow many washes with very little colour loss. The second advantage to our trouser is the quality of garment manufacture. High quality pocket bags and waistbands and very strong threads added to top quality zips and fasteners. All of these extras add cost and it is an area where quality can be reduced in an attempt to achieve a cheaper selling price.


The staggering performance means that you get so much more value for money compared to cheaper alternatives and when the trousers finally give way they can be recycled to go back into the production chain.

We produce the majority of our garments in Yorkshire and the balance in Europe. If you are looking for cheap Chinese clothes then look elsewhere.

Buy our quality trousers and help spread the word of a brand determined to offer fantastic quality and value.

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We have different styles of jackets and trousers which have a range of dimensions.

Please find individual measurements on the product page, or for more detailed information contact us.

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