It’s corduroy trouser time, and the waley fabric is the subject for my latest for the good folks at No Man Walks Alone, Corduroy: The King of Wales.
Corduroy’s reputation rallied at the turn of the century, and was adopted by the horsey set as a hard-wearing country cloth. It won the approval of both Apparel Arts and the Duke of Windsor, which is one Cary Grant away from an interbellum menswear hat trick. By the Second World War, corduroy was a fashion staple of agrarians and academics both.
Read it all at No Man Walks Alone.