The Corduroy Comeback

Craig shares details of the resurgence of corduroy with tailoring from Next

Corduroy; 70’s flares and country gents right? Wrong! Corduroy is reclaiming is place as a must have winter fabric. With blazers and suiting in slim, modern silhouettes, it’s time you got some pieces in your armoury for 2019. 

Along with a classic navy option, Next have thrown in a couple of curve balls with a great deep stone and a vibrant rust colour. Perfect for autumn and winter, the suits are warm but not heavy. The texture of the corduroy is great to the touch but it doesn’t feel cumbersome to wear.

While I was incredibly tempted to choose the rust colour (and I may still do) I opted for the classic navy. Next are also good in that they offer different fits and each colour is available in skinny fit, slim fit and tailored fit. Mine is the slim fit which I think gives a good fit for my body shape. For me skinny would just be too tight but if your super slim it may be a good choice for you.

The jacket is available at £80 and the trousers £40. I teamed my suit with a light blue cotton Oxford shirt and black leather zip up Chelsea boots. Having worn it formally I’m looking forward to wearing it more casually maybe with a fine knit roll neck sweater or a navy and white striped T Shirt and white trainers.

I’m a massive an of the lining in this jacket. It’s really nice to have something interesting on the inside of the jacket and Next have made good use of a floral pattern fabric, which is something I’ve been seeing a lot of from them over the last couple of seasons.

So, have I changed your thoughts on Corduroy or are you already a convert? Are you going to add some to your wardrobe as I have? I’d love to hear your thoughts so please fee free to leave me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Jeff Reid
    December 21, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Very nice looking suit. I wonder if you find it uncomfortably warm? Best wishes for a Merry Christmas.

  2. craig
    December 21, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    Hi Jeff,

    For corduroy it’s quite light, so it’s not overly warm.

    Best wishes to you and yours too!