Corduroy is a warm fabric, typically used in pants and occasionally in shirts and sports jackets. It has vertical ridges, made of tufted cords that are similar to velvet. They give corduroy a unique texture. The wale of the cord is the thickness of the ridges in the textile. The look of the fabric is very different depending on the size of the wale. Corduroy is very popular in cooler climates and during the cooler months of the year. In fact, some people see corduroy as a sign of seasonal changes, much like when women stop wearing white shoes. Corduroy can be found in a wide variety of colors and is worn by men, women and children.
Corduroy is a very versatile fabric and can easily be dressed up or down. It works perfectly well with a shirt and tie or a nice blouse in a casual corporate environment. However, it can also be worn with a T-shirt for a much more casual look. If you are looking for a totally relaxed, outdoors look, a white T-shirt and corduroys look great together. However for everyday looks that are not quite that laid back, colored T-shirts look much better with corduroy.
The wale of the corduroy also reflects whether or not an item made of it is seen as casual or dressier. Narrow wale corduroy is much dressier and should be worn with shirts and jackets. It typically does not go well with T-shirts, unless they are layered under something else. Wide wale corduroy pants are a great addition to any casual wardrobe and are perfect with T-shirts, especially heavyweight ones.
Corduroy is a classic for layering, much like T-shirts. In fact, one of the most classic looks with corduroy pants is a T-shirt and a button down shirt or blazer. It can work for casual Fridays at work, an evening out with friends or a date. Practically any color T-shirts look great layered in an outfit with corduroy for a casual, fun ensemble. Layering is all about comfort and nothing is more comfortable than soft, absorbent cotton T-shirts and warm corduroy pants. It’s simply a match made in fashion heaven.
If you are looking for a great T-shirt to match with a nice pair of cords, check out the options afforded by custom-made T-shirts. By choosing to go with custom tees, you can select the perfect color to match or complement your corduroys. You can also opt for higher quality or lower quality shirts and those in different fabric weights. Different styles, from loose fitting to regular fitting to differing necklines, also can be chosen to help you create the perfect shirt. If you want to have something printed on a custom-made T-shirt for a fun casual look to wear with your corduroys, you can choose practically anything. You can even choose to make a special corduroy T-shirt that says things like I heart corduroy or Eat, Sleep, Wear Corduroy.
Get your selection of great custom-made T-shirts today to match up with the corduroy you have in your closet for when the weather turns cool.