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1.30.2006 

corduroy


a thank you to mr. danomyte, for turning me on to an article in the new yorker regarding an interesting society which i shall now endeavour (as a lover of corduroy myself) to become better acquainted......

the corduroy appreciation club

Corduroy is a fabric comprised of twisted fibers that when woven lay 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.

As a fabric, corduroy is considered a durable cloth. Socially, the clothes made from corduroy are considered casual, and are usually favored in colder climates during seasonal periods. Corduroy is most commonly found in the construction of trousers. The material is also used in the construction of (sport) jackets and shirts. The width of the cord is commonly referred to as "wale"; the size of the wale. The width of the wale makes some uses more common than others. Wide wale is more commonly found on trousers; medium, narrow and fine wale fabrics are usually found in garments used above the waist.


finally. my life has purpose.

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