Fall is upon us—that beautiful time of year where the leaves fade to warm colors and air conditioners are retired. It won’t be long until we will all be breaking out our wool sweaters and swapping cold brews for hot coffee. After the runway shows for the Fall ’17 season debuted this past Jan/Feb, a trend that we saw an abundance of was the use of corduroy.
Corduroy was initially popularized in the 18th century, worn by factory workers during the Industrial Revolution in England. The corduroy suit become a fashion staple of the working class. Later, beatniks and hippies of the 1960s and 70s made the fabric popular again in sophisticated, cool pieces such as bell-bottoms, overalls, and jackets. For her Fall ’17 menswear show, Miuccia Prada designed many cord suits with color-blocked pockets and textured belts in mohair (shown above). Our York in Earth would complement the earthy tones of this look perfectly.
Ralph Lauren’s look book for Fall expressed what Ralph does best: tailored, classic Americana. This olive green corduroy suit above (left) would be perfect with the Barrow in T-Moro. At Hermes Men’s, Véronique Nichanian fully embodies Parisian chic with details such as a cinch-waist, turtlenecks, and pants in a skinny silhouette. These grey cords and black leather jacket (right) would go perfect with the Van Dam in Midnight.