By Leah Binkovitz
Wait! Stop! Before you purchase your calendar for next year (way to go, you, being so on top of things) be sure it includes two of the most important days of the year: Corduroy Appreciation Day, falling on January 11 and November 11 each year. But in case you haven’t been checking The Corduroy Appreciation Club’s blog lately, here’s the deal:
11/11/11 is set to be the biggest day in corduroy history for the next 100 years. Why? Because, as The Corduroy Appreciation Club so eloquently puts it, “11 is a number which closely resembles corduroy.”
But there are more reasons than just this striking similarity to become an avid cord-adorer. Editorial interns at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Allison Pavlick and Rachel Torgerson are both anticipating Friday’s celebrations with their skinny cords in sumptuously rich colors.
Comfortable, warm, and with an air of intellectual authority gathered in university days spent around the quad, these corduroys stick with classic fall colors with an updated cropped and skinny cut.
So gear up for Friday and on into winter with your own pair of versatile skinny cords to wear with flats, boots, heels, slippers, snowshoes, or Moon Boots. Gap chose lace-up boots and heels for these looks.
And for more on the official Corduroy Club positions on such controversial issues as the proper disposal of worn-out cords, the legend surrounding the cloth’s supposed origin as “corde du roi” or “cloth of the king,” or velvet (a.k.a. poor man’s corduroy), check out the group’s page.