The origin of the corduroy fabric dates to ancient Egypt. With the Egyptian “fustian” fabric as an inspiration, production of corduroy fabric increased during the industrial revolution in England. Initially the fabric was exclusively used for workwear thanks to its durability and mobility. As time has passed the corduroy garments has experienced both ups and downs in terms of popularity. During the 20th century we started to associate it more and more with icons within creative professions and pop culture. Wes Anderson and Woody Allen are both style icons that wears corduroy in an impeccable way.
So what is corduroy?
The characteristic of the corduroy is its distinctive texture, often referred to as “cord” or “wale”. Corduroy therefor describes the type of weave, not the material. The most common material for corduroy garments is cotton. To add luster and softness to the garments we often work with a blend of cotton and wool. This blend gives the garments a luxurious feeling and they are comfortable to wear all day.