Cord is a great fabric but you may be put off reminiscing of your old science teacher’s moth-eaten jacket but as an overshirt or casual jacket it’s a very youthful look.
It’s tactile, stylish, and perfectly interesting to add depth to any look as well as become one of your go-to winter layering pieces.
If you are looking for more of a jacket shape look for pieces that are a similar shape to your traditional denim jacket. This is a practical shape with pockets, metal detailing, and paneling. This shape will also only be used as a top piece of layering as it’s too bulky to have anything put over the top.
If you are looking for something that can be worn under and over pieces throughout the winter go for shirt-shaped jackets (overshirts) that can easily be layered over t-shirts and under coats. They add a layer of detail and interest to the look as well as warmth.
If you want something a bit softer and not as chunky as your normal cord then look for something with baby cord which is much smaller ridges in the fabric. This style will be more like your traditional heavier-weight shirts and is good to use as an equivalent.
If you are looking for something that isn’t as casual as your overshirt then have a look or speak to your tailor about a corduroy blazer, it bridges the gap and becomes a smart casual piece that you can dress up or down depending on where you are going.
Have we changed your mind on corduroy yet?
If that’s a yes then please do get in contact with one of our tailoring consultants and they will be able to advise you on styles, shapes, colours and help you develop a corduroy piece you will love.