While I’m never one to raise an eyebrow at a trend, this season’s love-in with corduroy has certainly, let’s say, caught me off guard. Something I’d equate more with what my grandfather or my Old English lecturer from university would we, for me it was never a fabric I considered cool.
Needless to say, a couple years more life experience have enlightened me to just how brilliant corduroy actually is. Favoured by the likes of Wes Anderson (in particular, the tan cord blazer worn by Bill Murray’s character in “The Royal Tenenbaums”) and the poet laureate of the Great American Songbook, Bob Dylan, corduroy has been a steadfast icon for years and a firm symbol of cool in its own right. Not to mention, it’s also the perfect fabric to break out for autumn, which is really the only season you’ll get away with wearing it.
Whether you’re an aficionado of corduroy or merely curious to try, we have deconstructed our cord suit to show you three ways to implement the fabric to your daily repertoire this season.