Corduroy fabric - Definition of Textiles Apparel Search
Corduroy is a word that can be used as a noun, a transitive verb or an adjective. The basis for the word is "cord" which is a reference to twisted fibers that when woven lay parallel (similar to twill) to one and other form the corduroy pattern. Modern Corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the to base fabric) between the tufts.
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 pants or trousers. The material is also
used in the construction of (sport) jackets
and shirts. The width of the cord is commonly
referred to as
The following definition of Corduroy is not relevant to the fashion or clothing industry. However, we will list it here just in case you are interested...
In a slang application, Corduroy Road can also apply to a road in ill repair, having many holes, discernible ruts, or surface swellings and one on which travel is unpleasant, or capable of harming the vehicle on which it is travelling.