On Trend: Corduroy

Corduroy has been making a proper comeback in the last two years and is a key trend for AW18. It’s been utilised to create a casual vibe across a variety of our favourite brands which has really captured our attention. We’ve picked out some key players from this season.

Naturally comfortable and durable, corduroy is often used for trousers and shirts, this season Dickies have utilised the material’s natural slouch to offer something a little different. Their classic Amonate Hoodie matches the Dickies 873 Cord Trousers in Brown Duck (if you’re into fully representing cord) we’ve sectioned our look up a bit, slotting in the Carhartt Chase Hoodie in black in between two cord pieces from Dickies for a warm and comfortable street style ensemble.

Look out for opportunities to play with different combos, if you’re into a subtle contrast go for a matte fabric against wide wale cord - check out the Vetra Medium Wale Corduroy Jacket against the Jazz T-Shirt from Butter Goods. If you’re going to mix cord with other textures or prints, keep an eye on the cord width - we reckon finer looks best. The super slim corduroy wale chosen by Polar looks killer next to the Striped Terry Surf T-Shirt. We’ve mixed textures but kept tones muted with the light and dark green stripe, which also nicely contrasted the line direction on the trousers. On the flip side the subtle embroidery on the red Polar Corduroy Cap looked really good against the clean finish on the Brixton Patrol Anorak Jacket; cord is a versatile fabric when it comes to mixing and matching.

The majority of trousers on offer this season use darker colourways which is why we like Satta’s Cord Trousers which come in a lighter taupe shade. The texture is pretty subtle and a good choice if you’re after a more understated approach to trends. We went for a relaxed look, pairing them with the Satta Front Yoke Overshirt, a classic white Carhartt Chase T-Shirt and Adidas 3MC Collegiate Green shoes. Adding their own identity to cotton corduroy, Stussy have designed drawcord trousers that are reminiscent of old school track pants with thin white piping down the side. Being warm and comfortable, it’s an ideal fabric for more relaxed styles. We went for a colour block loungewear look, pairing the dark mint Side Piping Cord Trousers from Stussy with the Dickies Long Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt in Hunter Green.

Moving into autumn and winter, we’re psyched on the retro vibe corduroy provides, it slouches in all the right ways and the satin sheen gives a simple tee and trouser combo an extra boost. Check out our tiled selection for some more top picks.

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