You can do anything in Corduroy!
Corduroy. It’s hard to think of a fabric more maligned. As the stereotypical choice of Geography teachers or 1970’s flares, it was seen as a bit of a joke. But maybe Geography teachers are on to something….
At Peter Christian we think corduroy doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It is effectively ridged velvet. Now velvet is great, it’s luxurious, it’s glamorous, but it’s not an everyday fabric. You don’t go to the shops for a pint of milk in a velvet jacket. But Corduroy? You can do anything in Corduroy!
A jacket like this is meant for carrying things; Mobiles, Wallets, pints of milk, maybe a pheasant!
Our Soft Corduroy Jacket is inspired by the cut of the classic, country style Norfolk jacket, which is most commonly cut in tweed. The style was traditionally cut to provide room for the wearer’s sporting pursuits, chiefly shooting. It featured bellows pockets and a belted back. Ours is made in a chunky eight wale (that’s the number of ridges per inch of fabric) and we’ve done away with the belt for a more streamlined finish.
The Corduroy Jacket isn’t meant for sitting around in but for getting about, in town or the country. With three buttoned pockets, you’ve got plenty of space for the things you need. A jacket with a more formal cut would be spoilt by stuffing the pockets. Not the Norfolk, a jacket like this is meant for carrying things; Mobiles, Wallets, pints of milk, maybe a pheasant!
What do you wear with Corduroy?
Sitting firmly in the semi-formal category, you’ve got options. For dressing up, it pairs excellently with a Tattersall Shirt and Woven Wool Tie. For a more casual look, jeans and an open-necked shirt complement it well.
Give it a go; we think you’ll have a wale of time!