Line Up Some Corduroy ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of October 29th

Discussion in 'Public VFG Fashion Parades' started by carla rey, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member


    Line Up Some Corduroy

    Particularly suited to the colder months, corduroy makes a wale of a good sportswear fabric for both men and women.

    About the origin of the name corduroy: Parlez-vous français? If so, you may have made the assumption corduroy means something like “cord of the king,” with some sort of royal lineage. Here’s the skinny, from the VFG Fabric Resource:

    There is argument about the derivation of the name corduroy, with many claiming it got its name from the French corde du roi, or King’s cord, and that it was used for the clothing of servants in French royal households in the 17th and 18th centuries. It may have been a form of marketing (wear a fabric worn in the presence of French nobility!) by an English entrepreneur.

    There are many weights of corduroy, defined by the number of wales per inch. The lighter, finer corduroys have tiny wales and as many as 25 wales per inch in the case of featherwale, while widewale (also called jumbo and elephant cord) can have as few as two wales to the inch. (Read more about corduroy in the Resource.)

    Whether your choice of wales are upscale or tough-as-nails, on the straight and narrow or high, wide, and handsome, you’ll want to winterize your wardrobe with our line up of vintage fashions made from corduroy!
  2. thespectrum

    thespectrum Administrator Staff Member

  3. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    At The Vintage Merchant we have this 1960s reversible vest that features a coal black thin wale corduroy front with a coordinating classic foulard print on the back, that reverses to a foulard front, with a black cord back on the other side.

    We've shown it on our male mannequin, but it's a fun and versatile addition to any well dressed woman's wardrobe, too.

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  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. denisebrain

    denisebrain Trade Member

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  7. Vintage Runway

    Vintage Runway Trade Member

  8. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

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    Vintage Runway Trade Member

  10. Luna Junction

    Luna Junction Trade Member

    HA! 788 listings in my shop and nothing in corduroy! That's crazy....:duh2:
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