Men’s corduroy trousers are considered by many to be the winter equivalent of chinos. They offer a more tailored look than many other styles of trouser and as such can be paired with smart shoes, shirts and a jumper to create the ultimate in comfortable work-wear. Given their high degree of versatility, they are also fantastic for weekend functions, both formal and informal.
Corduroy was once ranked firmly within the domain of the college professor. However, the material has steadily grown in popularity in more recent years and is now considered extremely fashionable. If worn in the right way, men’s corduroy trousers can give the wearer a bold standout style.
Corduroy is made from twisted and woven wool or cotton. The way it is made creates a pattern of parallel lines which are called ‘wales’. Depending upon the nature of the garment, these wales can be a variety of thicknesses, which offer a range of different looks and functions. Corduroy is very hard-wearing and, unlike many other fabrics, actually improves with age, gaining more charm and character with each wear and wash. One of the benefits of cord is the fact that it is so warm, so the wearer can wear it in the midst of winter with no fear of feeling the cold.
Although corduroy once had a reputation for being rather posh, it can actually be dressed up and down and can be worn casually or as part of formal attire. You can wear it with a nice jacket to that business meeting or matched with a t-shirt for a relaxed weekend look.
A Brief History of Corduroy
Corduroy, or ‘Corde du roi’ in French, can be translated to mean ‘the king’s cord’ or ‘cord of the king’. As one might expect from such a name, the material was popularised way back in the 17th century by the English and French aristocracy. The material has become particularly fashionable again in recent years.
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