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Is corduroy a bad idea?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cataan, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Sartorial TO

    Sartorial TO New Member

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    I have a great Blue Corduroy with a medium wale made in an Ariston Cloth. Been one of my favorites in the rotation this season. As sharp with a shirt as it is with a Turtleneck paired up with it.

    Versatile as a trouser on its own as well.
     
  2. Gdot

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    Cords are the 'chinos of the winter season'. What's not to like?
     
  3. thinman

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    This. I own corduroy trousers in tan, chestnut brown, dark brown, olive green, gray (wool, not cotton), and winter-white (with alternating wide and narrow wales; very cool). I wear them all the time in winter, with any heavily textured jacket, except corduroy, such as tweed. More casual shirts work well, too, whether or not I choose to wear a jacket. The dressiest shirt I'll wear with corduroy is an OCBD.



    This. I own a cheap-ass Lauren RL brown corduroy jacket that I wear with jeans, chinos, flannel or moleskin trousers, anything with texture except more corduroy. I also have a custom green/navy/taupe plaid corduroy jacket with patch pockets that I wear occasionally. I'm looking to upgrade the brown corduroy jacket to something that fits a bit better, but don't know if I can justify spending more money on corduroy, since it tends to go bald and probably has a shorter lifespan than woolen fabrics. Oh, and I also have a burgundy corduroy jacket that I struggle to find occasions to wear. It really is on the purple end of burgundy.


    But I am a college professor, so corduroy works for me!
     
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  4. NORE

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    My contribution, electric PRL Preston cords:

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    Thomas Senior member

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    THIS
     
  6. Gdot

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    How do you care for those brilliantly colored cords? Dry clean only?
     
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    Good to know. I'll put 'lower quality' (JCrew etc) corduroy in the washer on delicate, and they do fine.

    But the really good stuff with a deep color and dense lovely nap deserves the dry cleaning treatment IMO.
     

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