Dressier than denim jeans but less snazzy than velvet, corduroy pants exude a non-fussy, laidback vibe. The hardy material is basically a statement piece on its own, and it has made a comeback in recent years.
While corduroy may come across as somewhat retro, you can dress it up to look more contemporary. One simple way to do so is to pair corduroy pants with white or black tops. Think plain white T-shirts for a casual day out or more structured shirts for more formal events. Skip the dark tones, browns and blacks, and reach for brightly coloured corduroy pants.
Heading for a meeting? Just throw on a blazer and look instantly. professional.
Let’s be honest: corduroy is not the most cooling material to wear in our humid weather. However, if you’re going to be indoors most of the time – office or malls, go ahead and get your cord on. Ahead, we tracked down nine vibrant and varied options you can try.
Care Tips: How to Wash Corduroys So They Last
#1 Corduroy’s nap and material tend to attract lint, so you should always turn them inside out to protect the textured side. Also, try not to wash your corduroys with any material that produces a lot of lint such as terry materials (sweaters, jackets, towels).
#2 Before washing, read the care label to make sure the fabric is machine washable. Always choose a gentle cycle. If your corduroy is of a dark colour, wash it in cold water to avoid colour fading. If it’s of a lighter colour, you can wash in warm water – read the care label to be sure.
#3 Tumble dry on extra-low for just a bit before you hang up your corduroys to dry. Also, not that corduroys have a tendency to shrink if you dry them in the heat for too long.
#4 Finally, after removing your corduroys from the dryer, shake it out and hang.
#5 You don’t need to iron your corduroys after they are dry. If you want to, do it with them inside out.