Over the years corduroy has amassed quite the laundry list of famous (and infamous) wearers - Woody Allen, college professors, beat poets, enthusiasts of the number one, hell, even children’s book characters — but to discover who the fabric’s most legendary fan was, all you have to do is look at the name. As the story goes corduroy stems from the French "corde du roi," which translates into the cord of the King. Now the validity of that story is widely disputed, but there’s no question that the French and English aristocracy during the seventeenth and eighteenth century sure did love their thick cord trousers. The history of corduroy, though, reaches further back than just a few hundred years. There is evidence to suggest that Corduroy dates back to 200 B.C. in Egypt!
Suitable for all men of any shape or size this season, Corduroy is back with a bang with the material featuring prominently within this seasons Levi's Vintage and Gibson Londons collections. At Stuarts London Australia we stock a wide range of Corduroy trousers from several different brands. Mix the corduroy style with an Oxford Shirt or similar for the ultimate look this season.