Love it or hate it?
Does corduroy bring back memories of pipe smoking old Englishman in threadbare suits? It does remind me of country England and all that is old fashioned but it also rings a bell for my younger years. I did like a “cord” – that’s what we called the velvet-like fabric, which was made up into everything. I remember a lilac suit (heaven help me) many various shades of jeans in pin style corduroy and even skirts. Corduroy was a thing.
I’ve noticed corduroy is back on the casual bandwagon.
As we stretch out our repertoire of home pieces, something I may have considered as fringe suddenly holds more appeal. Without the “dress up” I find there are real gaps in my wardrobe and the longer we stay at home the more I understand how my style is changing. Hopefully not forever but this year has highlighted a lack of take-it-easy wear and an overabundance of tailored pieces.
By contrast, the trainers have been well represented and earned their keep.
So let’s add some corduroy trousers? Why not?
The wide-legged pairs are fabulous but they don’t love me; maybe if they were slightly shorter and I wore a cropped or tucked in shirt with them? Otherwise, I’ll stick with a skinny leg or boot cut style.
How to wear them?
With everything we already know and like is the answer.
Think oversized sweater or turtleneck, a feminine blouse or a cashmere V. Mix and match with the sweatshirts and trainers or doll them up with a loafer. I can’t totally give away my “black” so what about wearing a lighter colour in the pants and a darker shade for the top? I’m thinking shades like “sandstone” and “petal”. If you are tall and slim enough to wear all shades of cream from top to toe, there is nothing prettier than an antique white cable knit with a sandstone pair of corduroys. Or maybe you prefer the “gingerbread” shades?
When the flannels have flown, let’s try these. xv
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