Rockin’ Sartorial Corduroy Sportcoat and matching pant – $208 ($420)
The good news is corduroy suits are cotton, comfortable, and relatively cheap. The bad news is you risk ending up looking like a couch. From 1973.
Cord pants are standard, cord blazers are pretty common too, but a full corduroy suit is the seersucker of fall and winter. Not everyone feels right in it. And if you don’t feel right in it, you’re not going to look right in it. The last thing you want is a thick wale (the width of the individual lines) but smaller wale cord suits made something of a comeback last year. They’re still around, and many are on sale.
Unlike a standard wool suit, these should be much easier to break up and use separately. But you’re just not going to wear it all the time. Once every two weeks, maybe, during one third of the year? But that’s together as a suit. Maybe you’d wear the jacket and pants separate from each other once or twice a week?
So would you wear it? Or would you stick to something less retro like a flannel for cold weather slightly-laid-back suiting? Leave your answer in the comments below.