I have to say of late, I’m a bit taken on corduroy shirts. There’s this kind of masculine casual feel to wearing corduroy. Whilst visiting Berlin earlier in the year, we visited the vintage Aladdin’s cave ‘The Garage’. I picked up a number of items from their varied array of vintage beauties. Out of these finds I spotted an oversized red eighties cord shirt. I loved the fact it was quite understated and could be worn lots of other clothes.
At first I thought I was alone in my favourite fashion companion, but it seems contemporary labels Opening Ceremony and Y.M.C. have also included the corduroy shirt in their recent clothing ranges. Opening Ceremony reworked the legendary Levi’s shirt using corduroy with numerous colours from the subtle dark blue to my favourite a vibrant yellow or as Opening ceremony named it ‘Curry’ colour. The pricing of this shirt was kind of pricey at £140 from Liberty.
I recently popped in to the Y.M.C. Poland St store last week to have a look at their new autumn/winter collection. Among the great new knitwear and winter staples I noticed they have designed some thick knit corduroy shirts in a range of neutral colours. Cord, the understated work wear look Is having it’s moment this autumn, I personally love the warmth, and durability of these shirts.
By Lee Hooper