Leaning tower of cords 9-12-2012

The Cloth of Kings

A history of corduroy

For better or worse, corduroy tends to evoke very specific imagery. Perhaps you recall that aloof professor traipsing across campus with a stack of books in the crook of his arm, or maybe you think of Woody Allen, pensively looking for love on the streets of Manhattan in his corduroy jacket. However you come to regard this fabric, it tends to elicit disparate reactions. Some dismiss it outright, maybe as a result of having to wear garishly colored corduroy overalls as children, while those who love the fabric attest to its soft, nostalgic familiarity. In order to ... Read the full story »