Corduroy Suit? What do you think?

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  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Dark brown cord jacket is cool to me but dark brown cord suit is not.
     
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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Dark brown cord jacket is cool to me but dark brown cord suit is not.

    Thank you... I'll keep that in mind.


    - B
     
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    I tried the cord suit...in cream, 3 piece. Color didn't suit me, I'll keep looking but I don't think it'll be a commissioned piece.
     
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    I just bought a 2nd-hand dark-brown Canali cord suit of eBay. I love it.

    Unfortunately the previous tailor hacked the pants so they are slightly too short (i.e. they barely break). Some of you would see this as a plus! However it's not my personal preference.

    However it's a great casual suit. Very comfortable.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think a cord suit is wonderful. Dark brown doesn't bother me. I can see it now with a blue OCBD, a nice scarf and suede shoes or boots. It is such a comfortable material and ideal for casual dress.

    I took one on a month long vacation to Paris and Rome during December and wore it all the time.
     
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    Zegna's CashCo is really, really nice and has beautiful rich colors

    maybe the tailors on SF can comment about the durability and quality of the fabric (it has a great hand)

    Borrelli had a CashCo gunmetal gray sportcoat with brown leather patches under the elbows last year that was made of it and it was spectacular

    I'm seriously thinking of having Chan do a matching sportcoat in it

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    Excellent necropost.

    It wasn't just plain old necro. It was necro by a forum virgin - a first post!.

    Did someone get it on video?
     
  10. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    I have a couple of cashco jackets. One darker green one rust.

    For the autumn/winter make me happy.
     
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    My understanding was that, back in the day, the wale in the pants ran horizontally, not vertically. My bother had a pair of cords like this (bought in the last decade, manufacturer unknown).

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
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    voxsartoria: Thanks for the link - I think that the Rust corduroy is calling to be made into a 3 piece suit, as well... It's a fabulous colour and would grab the light and shade perfectly!
    I'm with pocketsquareguy - Both on the thinking that a cord suit is wonderful and not being concerned by the idea of a dark brown suit although as my current cord suit is dark green, I think a brighter colour for the next one is calling... If not rust (see above), then possibly Corn (in voxsartoria's link).
    NewYorkRanger: I don't think I would go for cream or white - Far too easy to get grubby in my humble opinion.
    Doxe: I am not sure about ribs originally running horizontally but back in the 80's I had a pair of square-cut rib corduroy jeans and I wore them until they fell off me!
    Best wishes fellow-posters from a forum virgin! Thanks razl! LOL
     
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    How would leather buttons look on a mid/dark brown corduroy SC ?
     
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    I recently wore a corduroy suit and felt silly. I'm inclined to wear the jacket and trousers separately, but not together again.

    Tan corduroy suits are just beautiful..

    I bought one 15 years ago and it was superb.
     

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