Clothes of the Seventies, Corduroy!

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Description: Originally known as the "poor man's velvet" on its invention in the 18th century, this fabric is made with the warp higher than the weft, producing an eye-catching look similar to velvet, but much, much cheaper. Corduroy enjoyed enormous popularity in 1970's men's clothes and was made into suits, blazers, leisure suits, shirts, and jeans ("cords"). Popular colors were various shades of tan and brown, burgundy, and bottle-green. I recall that a green, three-piece corduroy suit with flared trousers was one of my favorite formal items when I was a child. The fabric also appeared made into women's skirts, but on the whole it was thought of by designers as a men's material. Corduroy suffered greatly from its association with the 1970's - items made in this fabric vanished after 1981 and have been impossible to find until right now - Fall 2000.
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jt62786 - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a pink cord jacket and pants and an cheetah print pants.
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I wore mostly denim.
lorraine perrin - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a pair of burgandy jumbo cords and a pair of lilac jumbo cords and brown needle cords

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