THE NOSTALGIC CLOTH OF KINGS
Attractive, comfortable and warm, corduroy pants are always in fashion. Not only low maintenance, they can be dressed up or down, making them appropriate for work and a wide variety of other occasions. Visit the store and see our selection from Sunwill and Brax.
CLOTH OF KINGS?
In the 17th Century, French royal servants were known to wear a fine but durable woven velvet fustian-style fabric made from silk.
The word corduroy is coined in England around the late 18th Century as an early form of branding using the French translation of ‘cloth of the King’ (corde du roi). This is perhaps to promote an image of royal quality and to give the English-manufactured cotton cloth an air of French prestige.