Parallel lines: New looks and lessons from corduroy | Fashion

T.While widely believed to mean the cloth of kings, corduroy can take a bad hit. But thanks to wrinkled and flared blazers, it’s back in fashion. The SS22 sees a multitude of great pieces, in matching suits, such as the Wyse London patch pocket jacket and trousers or those by Bella Freud in pink rose (£ 690).

Cabbage: Honor Blackman in 1964's Goldfinger
Cabbage: Honor Blackman in 1964’s Goldfinger. Photography: Kobal / Shutterstock

The rope blazer has also had an update. If you feel like recreating Pussy Galore’s taupe blazer look Golden finger, try the double-breasted version of Ganni (£ 115) from or the Frankie Shop (£ 141). Choose shades that hug the color wheel, from foam green to navy blue to chewing gum. Ganni’s fuchsia trousers (£ 215) are perfect when paired with a cashmere sweater, and H&M’s cream pair are a chic wardrobe staple. Or try Yolke’s scarlet vest (£ 155) with matching pants (£ 207), paired with a ditsy print blouse. Slow fashion label Justine Tabak offers several micro drawstring dresses (starting at £ 195) in a rich crimson or mulberry that are perfect for cold days layered over a subtle turtleneck with flat boots.

There’s also a crop of corduroy jumpsuits this season, from the workman’s Rivet Utility in navy blue and Miss Selfridge’s chocolate belt style (£ 59.99, to Whistles’ Gabby in burgundy (£ 149). If you’d rather not commit full time, rent an Alexa Chung black pinafore dress for £ 46 for four days from or a pair of pants for £ 6 a day from Both would look great with a cream colored silk blouse. Add a touch of lanyard to an all-navy look with the sleek camel-colored corduroy baseball cap from APC (retails for £ 65, or a hair tie made with cutouts (from £ 3, 95,

Blue corduroy work suit £ 325, Rivet Utility net-a-porter

1. Suit, £ 325, Rivet Utility,


2. T-shirt, £ 22.99,

John Lewis & Partners straight midi skirt with drawstring, dark blue € 39.

3. Skirt, £ 39,

Mini bag, £ 720, Gucci,

4. Bag, £ 720, Gucci,

Milne Cord Bomber £ 147.50

5. Bomber, £ 147.50,

Corduroy Pants £ 19.99,

6. Pants, £ 19.99,

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