The corduroy guide part 4

The corduroy guide

The corduroy guide part 4

This material is made from cotton or a cotton blend, it is very popular for hunting apparel, trousers, jackets, suits and other cool-weather attire due to its warmth. This guide is all about this wonderful material and how you can use it in men’s apparel.

Corduroy colors, number 1:

The most versatile colors include brown, tan, olive, khaki, sand, black and navy. However, you can also find more vibrant colors such as red, burgundy mustard yellow, and bright green. My advice is to purchase only colors you are comfortable wearing, disregarding the current fashion trends. One of the latest trends is pigment-dyed corduroy in various colors that are both vibrant and dull. The dye is applied to the surface of the textile prior to it being cut and sewn. Over time, a pigment-dyed color will fade, especially when washed, and eventually even the most vibrant of colors will appear vintage and soft.

Corduroy colors, number 2:

If you do purchase vibrant corduroy clothing, it is wise to dry-clean only and not wash it at home. If you have a suit, clean both items at the same time, because otherwise, your pants may not look like your jacket.

Corduroy details and characteristics, number 1:

Due to its outdoor heritage, corduroy jackets are usually on the casual side featuring center vents, patch pockets, and throat latches…, but of course, you can also find them with side vents and flap pockets. While velvet is often used for smoking jackets and alternative dinner jackets, corduroy is usually used for blazers, suits, trousers, and vests. Because of its tight weave, it is rather warm as long as it remains dry. At the same time, it does not drape as beautifully as heavy wool fabrics. So if you are prone to overheat, corduroy is probably not the best choice for you.