Corduroy

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I finally found high rise, wide leg cords at a local outlet store. Luckily from my usual go-to dress trouser brand, same cut. €14. The corduroy is made by Duca Visconti di Modrone, no idea if it's yay or nay.
 
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BTW do you put creases on your cords? I usually put them on everything but jeans, as they work great to elongate my legs, but on cords it's hard to press them in and they go away pretty fast. I was considering a permanent (stitched) crease...
 

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Mine have a dress trouser cut, so they might actually look dumb without the crease (they're pleated as well).
But yeah I guess the permanent crease is too much...
 

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You keen on the permacrease? I actually did one leg right now and it looks pretty good, though I'd rather have a seamstress do it with a machine for a more clean look...
 

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You keen on the permacrease? I actually did one leg right now and it looks pretty good, though I'd rather have a seamstress do it with a machine for a more clean look...
No, no. I’m not a fan of “permacrease” anything. But everything—including cords, chinos, and cavalry twills, save for denim—gets turnups from the tailor and a crease from the iron in my book.
 

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I see. I used to cuff everything too, but on the wider me, uncuffed looks just better. I will for now just try to press a better crease...
 

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I spy the Olive corduroy jacket in the shop now. Guess it’ll be on the site soon. Still deciding between the tan and olive.
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I order the dark olive sport coat, after waiting six months for the fawn to be released- last minute change of heart.

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Will need some tailoring, but I’m keeping it. First 40L I’ve ever owned - the extra length compensated for the brand’s bum freezer tendencies nicely.

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Looks pretty ok for a cord jacket , take up the sleeves and you’re all set. Cord doesn’t stretch and spring back so it needs to be not too tight anywhere. Be nice to get the material number and get some trousers made up to make a suit. What was the damage?
 

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Cheers. Jacket was $298 and the matching (Brisbane Moss) pants are $128. I’ll pass on the cord suit though. I’m eyeing a brown herringbone or baby camel hair jacket and then I’m done till next summer.

Fox wearing said matching green cord suit:
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First day for new cord coat!

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Will need some tailoring, but I’m keeping it. First 40L I’ve ever owned - the extra length compensated for the brand’s bum freezer tendencies nicely.

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Obviously the long's necessary for length but there's no way to tailor those sleeves up 3" with the buttons in the way. Are you just going to wear the monkey sleeves as is? I do sympathize with the overall failure of RTW GQ-infested designs.
 

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One benefit to tacky fake sleeve buttons - the tailor had no problem shortening the sleeves and adding functional buttons. ;)
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$38 5 pocket cords, 7 colours and two fits to choose from:

 

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I find that a bloke must not skimp on corduroy trousers, if he skimps it will wear out quickly. I've had decent corduroy for 3 or 4 years with good wear and they still look new. Good corduroy is a decent wearing fabric. Buying the top cords is worth it because it provides a better clothing experience, and it is always worth it to experience the better corduroy trousers.

The other trick is that corduroy trousers need to be done right, and for me that means the traditional roomy cuts with pleats and wider legs. The modern cuts with skinny legs and flat front just doesn't look right on a man imo, it is fashion orientated.

The biggest dilemma l have found is that it is impossible for find real cords anymore. All of them are in lighter weight fabrics.

Check out this fellas. RARE HEAVY corduroy. It is the underside, but you get the picture. This is made like the stuff in the old days. No more flimsy thin corduroy in girly weights, this is full on manly corduroy no nonsense weights. I told my tailor that 16oz was not near heavy enough....I told him 20 - 22 oz MINIMUM or nothing. Soon he pulled out this book, and l smiled from ear to ear and immediately knew this was going to be a great adventure.

I am going to do dark brown first. Extremely thick and heavy, and they will be made with double forward pleats, made for braces, fishtail and no cuffs. They will be specially made to be worn with my shawl cardigans. I will also order a dark brown donegal tweed trousers, but so far my tailor only has 17 oz tweeds, but l asked him to find 22oz for trousers.

By the time l get these two trousers the winter will be half over, so i'll get the bone, golden/orange and purple next year. The golden/orange is stunning in person and very classic, however the purple is pretty silly in a traditional cut, but it will be fun so l am doing it.

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One day l am going to wear all purple.

- purple cashmere v neck jumper
- purple cashmere turtleneck
- purple cords
- purple socks
- purple shoos

everything is an almost identical shade of purple except my turtleneck is a bit darker. Will make for an interesting day and turn a few heads.
 

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One day l am going to wear all purple.

- purple cashmere v neck jumper
- purple cashmere turtleneck
- purple cords
- purple socks
- purple shoos

everything is an almost identical shade of purple except my turtleneck is a bit darker. Will make for an interesting day and turn a few heads.
Is this Grape Ape cosplay?
 

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Have you considered beige trousers?
beige cords are third on my list (see colours above). Strangely enough no olive corduroy available in 22.5 oz...can only get 16 oz.

I really look forward to owning worldclass trousers that are extraordinary, ie the best tweed and corduroy trousers in heavy winter fabrics. I want a winter wardrobe done my way, ie, the thickest knitwear and trousers available, and lots of fat knitwear collars on my skivvies and cardigans, and amazing tweeds coats in very heavy fabrics. I want heavy clothing.

Trousers are so under estimated and neglected in menswear, but there is little better when a man has brilliant trousers. Trousers are very manly with a great design (one of the wonderful beauties in menswear), so men should embrace them and enjoy them thoroughly.
 
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One benefit to tacky fake sleeve buttons - the tailor had no problem shortening the sleeves and adding functional buttons. ;)
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Used to have a dark brown corduroy coat, wore it for years and loved it.


Btw, here are Woody Allen's cords. I always liked his baggy wide legged cords. Impossible to find in Oz anymore. The pleats really make the cords look great.
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Agreed that cheap cords are a really poor investment. I got my 10 year old a couple pairs from Target and he wore through them in months - lifespan was less than half of a pair of jeans of comparable price.

Woody Allen could take some lessons from fxh fxh he fails to walk the line as alcohol geometry teacher and debouched history professor. He just looks like a homeless old man.

That retro cherry bathing suit is kinda hot.

I think moleskin is better suited to a four pocket chino than five pocket jeans. Maybe corduroy as well? Cord jeans can look really good, but seem like something I wouldn’t wear that often.
 

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The corduroy l posted from Porter and Harding and Holland and Sherry are the Genoa back corduroy.
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which is much superior to the cheap Tabby back corduroy that is common everywhere.

Here is why cheap corduroy trousers wear out much faster than quality corduroy

A corduroy with a plain-weave backing may be referred to as "tabbyback," and a twill-backed corduroy can be called a "Genoa-back." Twill backing is more durable because the weave is denser and the pile tufts are held more tightly.
 

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Got a pair of brown corduroys made, a few years back. With pleats, just as shooey like them. Seeing wear in the crotch area.
A bit too expensive to do try that again.
 

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Got a pair of brown corduroys made, a few years back. With pleats, just as shooey like them. Seeing wear in the crotch area.
A bit too expensive to do try that again.
ask the tailor to patch them up?
 

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I've had 3 pairs made in a cord from Loro Piana, 88% cotton, 10% wool, 2% EA but they feel like they have cashmere in them. Really nice. The books called Jackets and trousers.
 

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Zegna cashco makes for nice cords.
 

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I’ve been watching this bugger for six months now as it sits in the sale section. Two left in my size but I’m still procrastinating and waiting for it to drop further.

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I’ve been watching this bugger for six months now as it sits in the sale section. Two left in my size but I’m still procrastinating and waiting for it to drop further.

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Doesn't the 20% sale bring it down to $230? Not a bad price. What do you get for $230 these days? It's quarter lined which is kinda strange as they quote the weight as "cool weather". It will expand your range to wear it a bit in your climate so that is not a bad thing I guess. It has them, the patches, which is nice. Healthy lapels. It is decent China-made with some hand passes.

Slim pickings on fleabay for NWT corduroy jackets. Someone who wears a 56/46 can get a cashco taupe Zegna and a tan Boglioli K in the $200 to $300 range. The discount luxury men's site have nothing. Lauren Ralph Lauren which is not RL costs more than that.
 

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Cheers. Jacket was $298 and the matching (Brisbane Moss) pants are $128. I’ll pass on the cord suit though. I’m eyeing a brown herringbone or baby camel hair jacket and then I’m done till next summer.

Fox wearing said matching green cord suit:
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Nice relaxed look. Not a fan of the button-down shirts, but here it looks pretty nice and appropriate. Nice contrasting necktie with a pleasantly short length.
 
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