The new Corduroy suit


Corduroy Suit by INC. Wingtip loafers by Johnston & Murphy

Just in time for the blustery cold winter that has suddenly hit the US here comes the Corduroy suit to save the day. In the 70’s, corduroy suits were the norm for men and women. The difference between today’s corduroy and its predecessor is the overall tailored fit and size wale of the cords. The new age corduroy suit has smaller, less plush cords that don’t make you look like an old school pimp (not bad for some people though). With these upgrades you can take a corduroy suit from the classroom to the office.

Corduroy is great for the winter because it is warmer than most fabrics and will stay rather firm as you move (does wear down from day to day use). Personally, I chose a black corduroy suit because it works well in those winter “black tie” parties, as well as, a great addition to my work wardrobe. When pairing shoes with corduroy you will want to primarily wear leather ones. Suede shoes will look too similar to the corduroy fabric and you will begin to look like one of Jim Henson’s  Muppets.


Corduroy Blazer and Wool Pants

One of the best traits of a corduroy suit is that it can be worn as separate pieces with denim and other heavy suit material (wool, tweed etc). So, give corduroy a try this winter. Brands like J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren just to name a few are spear heading the corduroy surge this fall/winter. For a great and recent post on corduroy head to The Style Blogger and check out his take on things.



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Categories: Corduroy, Fabrics, Featured, Men's Style, Shoes

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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