Years of Rhinohide Trousers:
over a decade our classic 10-oz., 100% cotton canvas Rhinohide
trousers have been a best seller. The reasons are simple. The interlocking
weave of hefty, doubled yarns creates a rugged, textured canvas
that resists abrasion, breathes well, and locks out moisture,
making for trousers able to endure years of outdoor use. Despite
their ruggedness, however, Rhinohide trousers are handsome and comfortable.
We presand and prewash each pair to soften their rich grain. Then
we trim the rear pockets with washable leather and attach an attractive
and practical D-ring to the front. Over the years, the canvas
fades and relaxes, producing a pair of trousers suitable for both
the outdoors and for casual wear. Rhinohide are trousers you’ll
want to pass down through generations. We constructed them so
you can do just that.
Famously Rugged, Incredibly Soft. With hide-like properties
worthy of its namesake, Rhinohide Canvas has the rich texture and sturdy
heft deserving of the toughest mammal on the planet. The
pure cotton, 10-oz. canvas is most loved for a rich texture that can be
seen as well as felt, evidence of canvas’s signature interlocking,
balanced weave — the strongest conventional weaving method ever
devised. The grid-like structure of thick, doubled yarns in the warp is
presanded and garment washed to enhance the fabric’s visible texture,
to soften its considerable heft, and to tighten the fabric’s interlock.
Rhinohide mellows gracefully and evenly over time, adding to its appeal.
the early years of U.S. expansion and exploration, cotton canvas nearly
identical to Rhinohide was used in everything from clipper ship sails
and gold rush expedition tenting to the coverings of westbound Conestoga
wagons. Our customers have turned to Rhinohide for their own adventures
for a generation.
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