Daily Essentials: Corduroy Hat

With such unexpected weather these days who knows what we’ll be hit with next. Being warm is always a plus especially for winter days where dressing the part is the only option. Why not jazz up your outfit a bit. Here’s an item that flies under the radar very often. The corduroy hunting hat.

Corduroy is a textile composed of twisted fibers that, when woven, lie parallel (similar to twill) to one another to form the cloth’s distinct pattern, a “cord.” Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts. Corduroy is, in essence, a ridged form of velvet. The fabric looks as if it is made from multiple cords laid parallel to each other and then stitched together. The interpretation of the word as corde du roi (from French, the cord of the King) is a folk etymology. As a fabric, corduroy is considered a durable cloth. Corduroy is found in the construction of trousers, jackets and shirts.

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