CORDUROY TROUSERS BY MEYER - THE CLASSIC MEN’S TROUSERS
Corduroy is bang on trend! Corduroy trousers are a classic men’s fashion piece and a favourite with lots of men, particularly in winter. The reasons for this are perfectly clear: corduroy can be relied upon to keep you warm and is a welcome alternative to jeans on cold days. The robust fabric is particularly hard-wearing and durable. At the same time, corduroy looks incredibly suave and timeless: it can also be mixed and matched with a variety of styles. This extraordinary fabric is once more bang on trend this season and experiencing a cool upgrade thanks to new, modern colours and fits.
WHAT ARE CORDUROY’S DISTINGUISHING FEATURES?
This woven fabric is characterised by the ribbed, velvety texture on the outer surface. The ribs are created by a special weaving process. The different types of corduroy are differentiated by the number of ribs.
• passementerie cord: up to 10 ribs per 10 centimetres
• elephant cord: 10 to 25 ribs per 10 centimetres
• genoa cord: 25 to 40 ribs per 10 centimetres
• babycord or needlecord: 40 to 50 ribs per 10 centimetres
The fewer the ribs the cord has, the more robust and hard-wearing is the material. The more ribs a fabric has, the finer and stretchier it is. Our trousers are principally made of genoa cord and needlecord, thus offering an optimal combination of hard-wearing properties and comfort. A prime example is our popular wool corduroy chinos, ROMA. These trousers are extremely durable thanks to the high-quality finishing and new wool content. The wool corduroy keeps your legs warm in low temperatures but is breathable at the same time. Shape-retentive and highly crease-resistant - you would be hard pressed to find a pair of trousers that is so easy to care for yet so comfortable to wear.
CORDUROY - ONCE USED FOR WORK CLOTHES, NOW A FASHION CLASSIC
Corduroy is a fabric that has gone through every layer of society. In the 18th century, the elegant ribbed velvet was unimaginably costly and worn mainly by well-heeled aristocrats and kings – this is why it was dubbed “cord du roi”, the King’s cord. The name corduroy has persisted to this day in English. At the end of the 18th century, looms were developed in the English city of Manchester, which produced large volumes of corduroy at affordable prices. So, it came about that corduroy was worn mainly by the working class during the Industrial Revolution. Somewhat later, corduroy had got through to Germany and became the costume of roofers and carpenters. This working class air was what made artists and intellectuals in the 60s and 70s wear the so-called Manchester trousers – it was a clear statement of opposition to the social elite. In the years that followed, the wearing of corduroy fluctuated but never disappeared completely. These days, corduroy is experiencing a new revival. Modern cuts – whether tapered, or fashionably loose and sporty – and fresh colours give the fabric a new twist. Invest in a pair of good corduroy trousers! They will give you pleasure for a long time to come.