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post #16 of 20
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I believe they count the number of wales (ridges) per inch.  The wider the wale, the fewer the count and vice versa.  I am not sure how many an inch categorizes as wide, narrow, mid, and so on.
Widewales tend to run 8 to 6 wales per inch. Midwales tend to run 8 to 10, finewales 12 to 24 or more (very generally). Bedford Cord is, I think, a different kind of construction, but I'm not sure. Pinwales are very fine, almost smooth surfaced. Corduroy, a pile fabric like terry cloth, has "floats" that are cut and brushed upwards to create the wales/ribs/ridges/piles. Interesting, Men's Health a year or so ago said corduroy pants make your butt look bigger. Anyone find that true?
post #17 of 20
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Interesting, Men's Health a year or so ago said corduroy pants make your butt look bigger. Anyone find that true?
Very useful when I am trying to imitate J-Lo.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by quill,21 Oct. 2004, 2:15
Interesting, Men's Health a year or so ago said corduroy pants make your butt look bigger. Anyone find that true?
Very useful when I am trying to imitate J-Lo. Aaaah, you've struck the right...cord. (sorry; I'm just "ribbing" you)
post #19 of 20
It would definitly go together. Just make sure the jacket is not too boxy, I know those RLPL cords your talking about (they are wider wale). The pants are slim, so the jacket must balance that out and be slim as well.
post #20 of 20
Are cuffs a legitimate option with corduroys, or is it better to avoid them? My general preference on all pants is for cuffs, but I don't like pleated corduroys -- and some people seem to think that flat front with cuffs is not a good combination. I would be interested to hear any recommendations.
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