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What do you guys think of cords vest? I thrifted one a few years back in traditional tan color.
I'm not much for vests I'm afraid. I think of all the things corduroy, a vest would be the last thing I would consider. No, maybe underwear and then the vest.

I think it is fine for a jacket, odd jacket, trousers, suits.

Maybe a vest in a 3-piece suit? Don't know.
 

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I guess a fine wale vest could work under tweed or thick flannel. Standalone vests are an abomination, and a heavier vest requires an even heavier coat and that gets warm.
The 3-piece cord suit is fantastic if you have the Wes Anderson vibe to pull it off, which almost nobody does.
 

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Not sure if it will be Cool Ivy or Homeless Dirty Old Man, but I think I'll try something like this, this coming winter:


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Hey dropbear. What's up?
Heya FX! Not much. Kids are doing great and keeping me entertained. Still doing well with the gym and feeling shocking healthy. Work has been going well - I pulled some insanely long hours during the Harvey response, which will eventually mean a nice bit of overtime money. How about you?

Get a good dark brown corduroy suit instead.
I’m not Welcome Back Kotter though.
 

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I’m not Welcome Back Kotter though.
I've got a dark Brown cord suit - its 10 times more versatile than I thought.

Its the times - any kind of tailored jacket these days is perceived as dressed up. The suit is a narrow wale and a bit toward the less structured side and most people just see a dark suit. A cord suit is one you can easily split up and use just the jacket or trousers without looking like they are orphaned. I'd like a lighter brown toward tan cord suit and a (not so dark) Navy one. All in narrow wale. Wide wale is too much for a suit. Unless hunting deer on a country estate in Scotland. Or sitting in a one bedroom apartment in New Jersey and reading Ask Andy
 

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I still have a couple of pairs of cords from my tweedy downton abbey phase, but the thin wale cords from Gustin look nice (and a bit more rugged than most):
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Once again, DW is way ahead of the curve.

We have been talking about the virtues of corduroy (in suits, Cordings trousers, etc.) for more three years and now everyone else seems to be catching up with what is now declared the fabric for Fall 2017. There is also an "honorable mention" somewhere in there to The Shooman The Shooman 's favorite color, which is, apparently, "impossible to mess up."


https://therake.com/stories/style/style-101-corduroy/

www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/corduroy-autumn-winter-trend

https://www.gq.com/story/corduroys-are-the-jeans-of-2017/amp

https://www.gq.com/gallery/how-to-wear-corduroy/amp



 

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Corduroy is for trahseez. Nothing else.

Just because there are photos of famous people wearing it in different ways in the past it does not make that OK.
 

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Corduroy is for trahseez. Nothing else.

Just because there are photos of famous people wearing it in different ways in the past it does not make that OK.
Well, I am a "dusty professor"/"seedy teacher". . . A proud member of the Corduroy Appreciation Club where one is required to wear more than a single pair of trousers.
 

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I like grandpa cut corduroys. In fact I still haven't found anything with a leg opening I like, always too tapered.
Charles Tyrwhitt's classic fit isn't bad, and cheap. Decent rise. There's a photo of mine somewhere on here...
 

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They don't do big and tall! You would imagine on big sizes legs would be straighter, but alas, all I've found is too tapered. Either they're made for tall dudes, or the meatball with toothpick legs look is en vogue.
 

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They don't do big and tall! You would imagine on big sizes legs would be straighter, but alas, all I've found is too tapered. Either they're made for tall dudes, or the meatball with toothpick legs look is en vogue.
I know your pain.
 

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I wear Hiltl cords and am pleased with them. They have a nice wide leg with a medium - wide wale. With some alterations they work quite well for me.

questions about Cordings
I am interested in the possibility of trying cordings. Seems well priced. Are they high rise or medium rise or what? The legs look reasonably wide, true?

How about their tweed trousers, are they high rise or what? Tell us about them please.

Looking to stock up on thick cords and try a few pairs of heavy tweed trousers.
 
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