Fall heralds the return of corduroy, and I’m seeing a lot of it in the newest collections. It’s got such a great fall vibe and feels just right for so many occasions. The funny thing is, I have no corduroy in my wardrobe. I’m pretty sure I rocked corduroy gaucho pants with my Frye boots back in the day, but I haven’t embraced it since.
I love the look on other people, but something about it feels too sporty or preppy for my style, which is weird because I love denim everything.
The wider the wale (or rib), the sportier the look. Pinwale has the narrowest ribs and can be as soft and pliable as velvet, so I am looking at it more closely for fall. I’m also on the hunt for some in non-traditional shapes.
These Maeve pants certainly have a modern vibe and the front welt pockets are a nice touch.
There’s no end to the corduroy blazer options each fall. Dusters feel current to me and are a nice alternative to a classic blazer.
Printed corduroy items seem few and far between. The wale gives so much texture, I’m not sure how many people like to add pattern to its mix.
Skirts and dresses seem less common in corduroy but are certainly available.
When I google “modern corduroy” the results aren’t plentiful which makes me realize it’s a very traditional fabric that’s usually made in classic shapes. The “traditional” factory may have a lot to do with why I don’t own any. It’s simply not part of my 3-word style recipe.
Is corduroy in your style wheelhouse?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.
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