Corduroy first became popular in 18th century France, where it was referred to as ‘corde du roi’, which translates as ‘cord of the king’. Nowadays, the material is used to make unique and highly desirable bespoke suits in a wide range of cuts and colours. But what exactly are the benefits of a corduroy suit?
One of the most obvious advantageous of the material is its durability. Corduroy is woven from a resilient combination of cotton and artificial fabrics. What’s more, its traditional ridged structure increases its integrity dramatically. A well-made corduroy suit can endure a great deal of physical stress and last for years without showing significant wear-and-tear. In short, corduroy is the perfect material for the gentleman who has an active lifestyle and who needs their suit to stand up to the rigours of day-to-day life.
Corduroy is also much easier to clean than the many other materials used in suit-making. Of course, you will still have to take a corduroy suit to a professional dry cleaner, but only on very rare occasions. The material is truly low-maintenance, which is certain to increase its appeal to active gentlemen.
However, corduroy has stylistic value as well as practical value. Of course, it isn’t considered as luxurious as cashmere or as elegant as silk. However, it does possess a truly timeless charm. Its distinctive structure gives it a powerful, mature aesthetic that few other fabrics can match. It is a material that hints at the boldness and self-assured character of the wearer without being gaudy or ostentatious.
Corduroy suits are not worn as commonly today as they have been in previous decades. However, they never truly go out of style, as they always retain an idiosyncratic appeal. As such they are perfect for any gentleman who wishes to stand out and make a statement.
The world of men’s fashion offers a wealth of luxuriant materials, but corduroy is unique. It’s practical, stylish and timeless. If you want a suit material that will last for years, can handle the challenges of day-to-day life and will always look bold and impressive, we wholeheartedly recommend corduroy.