With Autumn just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about corduroy! Since the autumn of 2017, the dominance of corduroy has not gone unnoticed, with big designers adding it to their sartorial collections.
Corduroy IS stylish
Typically considered ‘old-school’, the hardy, yet lustrous corduroy, is very much ‘in style’ and currently riding a wave of popularity amongst both young and old. Over the past 50 years, many have worn this timeless cloth well. In 1965, the President of the Board of Trade told The Times that The Beatles had “saved the British corduroy industry”.
Comfortable and warm
Traditionally though, corduroy is synonymous with British country clothing. Comfortable, warm and pleasingly weatherproof, classic corduroy trousers are low maintenance and long-wearing. A pair of corduroy trousers should be a staple of every gentlemen’s autumn-winter wardrobe, after all, we Britons have been wearing it with pride since the 1700s!
The corduroy ‘wale’
As its name suggests, this fabric is visually characterised by a series of raised cords (or wales) that give it the typical ribbed/corded appearance. The width of corduroy’s wales affects the weight, heft and softness of the fabric; a higher number of wales indicates a finer and softer texture. For a more luxurious and very solid British look, our James Meade heavyweight corduroy trousers with a wale width of 7 are ideal.
A fabric as tactile as corduroy surely deserves to be seen! Bold hues will lend your look a stylish splash of colour. Pale brown is one of our bestsellers, but for the more adventurous why not brighten up your outfit on a cool autumnal day with a marvellous yellow or vibrant red. Have fun with colour, especially during the colder and darker months of the year!
Our James Meade men’s corduroy trousers are available in 9 colours.
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