We rely on a handful of fabrics to give our wardrobes texture as well as to make them versatile enough to last all year round. You’d be left wanting more in colder weather if your whole wardrobe was made of linen, for example. Each fabric specializes in its own sphere, and mixing and matching those specializations is what really builds a successful wardrobe. This time around we’re putting corduroy clothing under the microscope.
Originating in the 18th century, corduroy found its place — like so many other materials — in the world of workwear. Of all materials, corduroy is one of the most distinctive thanks to its ‘cords’ or ‘wales’, which appear as tufted lines separated by a bare channel.
Corduroy is a material perfectly fit for fall thanks to its heavier construction and velveteen appearance. Its versatility, though, lies in the fact that it's lightweight enough not to cause its wearer to overheat or be slowed down during those warm October days.
In celebration of this wonder-textile, we’ve rounded up 10 pieces of corduroy clothing to show the power of corduroy.
Keep scrolling to shop the corduroy clothing that's perfect for fall and winter.
Dries Van Noten Corduroy Floral Trousers
Corduroy has been around for a long time, which means that lots of corduroy clothing is very classic. Dries Van Noten obliterates that notion with this pair of super-bold floral-printed corduroy trousers.
Wooyoungmi Oversized Shirt
Fall is upon us and so should a huge, heavy corduroy shirt. Wooyoungmi takes care of that wish with this ginormous masterpiece.
NOAH Patchwork Tote
If anything, this roundup is here to prove that corduroy clothing gets top marks across the board. From tailoring to oversized shirts, classic trousers, and accessories. This patchwork tote bag looks to corduroy's hard-wearing nature.
Stone Island Corduroy 400 Jacket
Stone Island corduroy shirts are a staple of the fall/winter wardrobe because, to be perfectly honest, there aren't many that do it better.
Buck Mason High-Ridge Cord Carry-On Jacket
Buck Mason takes a shot break from its Americana-inspired modern workwear to give us one of the best corduroy two-piece sets of the season. Combine the above blazer with these pants for an effortless tailored look that's set to see you through all occasions.
Needles Studded Trousers
Needles track pants are an absolute essential when we enter the cooler months, but the Japanese label has just given us another pair of unexpected staple pants. These tie-dyed corduroy pants, complete with star-studded pockets, prove that corduroy is a long way from becoming irrelevant.
Rick Owens Scarpe Trainers
Yes, you get corduroy luxury sneakers, too. Rick Owens makes sure that we're corded out from head to toe this season with his iconic Scarpe Sneakers.
Nick Fouquet Split Cap
Nick Fouquet is a master of headwear. Actually, scratch that. Nick Fouquet is a master of fabric. Browse any Fouquet collection and you'll be treated to some of the most mouth-watering builds on the market. This split hat exhibits a touch of that mastery.
3 Moncler Grenoble Gelt Jacket
Big pockets, wide-wale corduroy, and quilts. It's almost like someone in the 3 Moncler Grenoble lab had a checklist of how to whip a Highsnobiety Editor up into a frenzy.
New Era 9Forty Cap
Fall and winter are still cap-wearing seasons, but you'll have to adjust your headwear slightly. Swap lightweight canvas for warmer corduroy and make it pink while you're at it.
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