How to pair the corduroy

How to WEAR Jacket and trousers corduroy

Corduroy, a fabric that is characterized by raised ribs, historically it was used for hunting clothing domestic servants of the King and was called corduroy, literally the King’s Court. Not by chance still exists a coast called “Cacciatora”, with alternating thin line double-wide. The plot has grooves between each row of pile fabric (among them you can see the fabric used as base) which gives its name to this rippling, weaving called “rib”. Velvet shores may vary in size, naturally there will be more subtle (corduroy).


This is a sporting and casual fabric but more elegant and more durable than denim flannel. Absolutely not suitable for formal occasions. The corduroy wide will be used for a sporty look, while the coasts more subtle, variations of the color black, Brown, beige or Khaki, may be appropriate for a casual-bussiness and therefore for work clothing. The fundamental rule in terms of matching is to wear a garment with a texture different from that of velvet, then with smooth fabrics. Very popular, well into the 90 ‘s, Velvet jackets, ribbed brown wide in model Hunter with big pockets.

corduroy jackets
Corduroy trousers

Are comfortable and soft but they consume more easily especially in the part of the inner thighs (to rub) and the knee. Are ideal to be matched with a lace-up, Brown or dark brown, with a slim cashmere sweater, cotton shirt or jacket in tweed. Important is to always bring out the texture.

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In case of thin corduroy preferable that in shades of blue or beige; wide ribbed a classic green and Brown. The jacket fits better to a cotton pants and not one of wool. In place of the shirt we can opt for a high-neck sweater or jumper.

corduroy suit
In the case of a thin corduroy dress, wear this along with a plain shirt or, if you want to make it more casual, a rifled or squared. In any case it is preferable to a tie in wool, cashmere or silk not the mallet and Unforgettable 60 ‘s 70 where they wore velvet jackets, corduroy, caramel-colored, brick red or chocolate along with military shirt and a pair of jeans star-used.

How to wash Velvet
How to wash velvet

Is a very delicate fabric wash then preferably by hand and machine wash with some changes. In both cases, never use hot water or the velvet loses its color. If you opt for the wash machine you must wash it alone without other garments. We must overthrow them instead and use a mild detergent for wool to a maximum of 30 degrees (for wool). Wrong spinned and all stretched out in the shade.

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How to iron velvet 

Velvet doesn’t want the practice iron to avoid the shiny streaks that spoil its characteristic texture. In the event that too many folds we see how to remedy. Important: pull the heads when they’re still damp as it avoids the risk of burning any synthetic fibers present in the tissue. A good way to stretch some types of velvet is to press on the reverse. There’s also the technique of ironing to “soften”: put the iron on its heel and set it to medium steam dispensing to breath. Never press the hot plate on the fabric but tap it stretching only with steam. The steam is to slowly seep into the folds of the coasts. Pass your hand over the coasts to smooth down.