Time to look at some corduroy

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I don’t usually favor an earth tone, but I do like the rusty hue on this spiff chore jacket.

Button-front jeans with a retroish feel.

I dig the fleece details on this Barbour jacket.

A cute button-down that’d be aces layered over a long-sleeved tee or turtleneck.

This wide-wale shirt from L.L. Bean could double as a jacket.

These stretch jeans come in a ton of good colors and are pretty well-priced.

A nifty blazer from Alex Mill that has a very fashionably professorial vibe.

I own these pants (not in corduroy) and they are desperately comfortable and lounge-y, but also polished enough to wear out of the house.

This jacket is not left in many sizes, but I thought it was so perfect—in an old-school 70s cowboy kind of a way—that I included it anyway.

Corduroy sneakers are a cool idea, though I’d probably switch out the white laces for a darker pair.

These coveralls are slouchy in thew best way, but not sloppy-looking.

From Uniqlo: a very well-priced jean jacket in a nice, creamy hue.

I think this bucket hat is a fun alternative to a beanie.

These corduroy joggers look so luxe.

Here’s the jacket you want to wear in order to channel the cool scary girls who hung out in the high school parking lot before school, drinking Tab and smoking.

I like the ladylike touches on this top, and the slightly electric hue.

And finally: a bright puffer that makes dressing for cold weather just a little more exciting.

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36 Thoughts on Time to look at some corduroy
    Ann Fielder
    4 Nov 2020
    3:44pm

    In high school in Dallas, we didn’t have a student parking lot but instead a block-long street nicknamed “Freak Street” where all the cool and oft-suspended smokers and jacket kids hung out.

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      Jenny
      4 Nov 2020
      7:14pm

      At my high school in suburban Austin In the late 80s, there was a dedicated space on campus —a breezeway between the library and cafeteria—for student smoking. Hard to believe now.

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        Jax
        4 Nov 2020
        9:26pm

        Just re-watched Ghostbusters for millionth time and it struck me anew that all 4 leads smoked or at least, had cigarettes dangling from their mouths, all through the movie.

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    Kirstjen
    4 Nov 2020
    11:13am

    Too depressed to shop today. All I can think about is leaving the country. Does it make me a jerk to see LL Bean on this list & feel pissed because they support the cheeto in chief?

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      MaryAlice
      4 Nov 2020
      12:11pm

      Is there ANYWHERE I can go to escape from this nonsense? ONE member of the LL Bean Family – Linda Bean – granddaughter of the founder of LL Bean – personally supported Trump. She’s one of 50 family members who run LL Bean. The company itself does not support any political candidates nor do they take any political positions. There are many reasons to boycott a company but this is not one of them.

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        kimbersam
        4 Nov 2020
        1:42pm

        As per the NYTimes, LL Bean’s Chief Executive Chairman, Shawn Gorman has donated to Rubio and Collins.

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        MaryAlice
        4 Nov 2020
        12:14pm

        Let me be clear: I hate the cheeto. But I hate the spread of rumors and half-truths.

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          Elizabeth
          4 Nov 2020
          1:13pm

          Thank you for clearing that up regarding LL Bean. I do think that it does matter where you spend your money. And sometimes it is hard to tell about where companies put their money. They often will say one thing, but donate to politicians who are supporting and pushing thru legislation for the exact opposite.

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      Kim France
      4 Nov 2020
      12:02pm

      The company does not support the cheeto; one of several heirs does.

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      Viajera
      4 Nov 2020
      11:16am

      I thought it was only one Bean who was a ___-ista, not allll of them. But I could be wrong, and if I am, I’m not ready to hear it.

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    JennyMick
    4 Nov 2020
    12:51pm

    I love the corduroy joggers! I own several pair of joggers and love them – but not corduroy ones. Hmmm…thinking about it!!

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    Cheryl G.
    4 Nov 2020
    12:14pm

    I just anxiety wrought bought several of these items. Still gotta exist…right? I’ll analyze later. Be well ladies.

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    y.k.
    4 Nov 2020
    12:28pm

    i have to throw in here- Anthro is selling cords that look exactly like those patch pocket cords , for way less. the olive green color is especially nice

    https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/pilcro-high-rise-bootcut-corduroy-pants2?category=bottoms-pants&color=031&type=STANDARD&quantity=1

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      Heather
      4 Nov 2020
      1:51pm

      Those are cute esp in the moss green. I might have to treat myself to those and the NYDJ’s that Kim links to here. #retailtherapy

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    maryse
    4 Nov 2020
    11:55am

    Corduroy rings middle to high school for me. I remember that it was the cool boys who wore fleece lined corduroy jean style jackets with jeans just a little on the tight side. My teenaged self sometimes had trouble concentrating.

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    Eloise
    4 Nov 2020
    11:03am

    Sort of tempted by the Kut from the Kother’s but wonder if they make noise? I love corduroy pants in theory but again, the noise. Is it just me? Also, I don’t even feel like buying ANYTHING. That’s how you know I’m hurting bad.

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      Viajera
      4 Nov 2020
      11:17am

      are those the blue ones with those cute front pockets that would look bad on me? I was blocked bc of my vpn (I think). They are super cute.

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        Eloise
        4 Nov 2020
        12:51pm

        No – I like those, too but the price tag, not so much. The one’s I’m sort of tempted by (if I weren’t so in a funk) are the cheapo (egads) stretch ones. And…..just an fyi, Zoom meetings w/no notice after a LONG crappy night suck. (Particularly when you haven’t been at a job long enough to mention it being a long crappy night — and the last time you “saw” the power that be on the other side of the screen was during an interview and you looked way more put together. And I get thrown off by seeing my face and kept trying to move my scraggly hair on the “wrong” side of my face. Sigh.

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    Kate
    4 Nov 2020
    10:26am

    I had those button front pants in seventh grade. They were cute then and they are cute now!! Did you hear they are not going to make Tab anymore? The end of an era with my Mom in a beach chair at the pool drinking a Tab and getting a tan. Nostalgia beats our current stressful reality!!

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      Elisa
      4 Nov 2020
      4:08pm

      There was a time in my life when a Tab and a cigarette were a meal.

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        y.k.
        4 Nov 2020
        4:34pm

        same. don’t mean to sound wistful, but…

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        Jax
        4 Nov 2020
        9:27pm

        Heard that Coca-Cola is discontinuing Tab!

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    kimbersam
    4 Nov 2020
    9:50am

    The bucket hat is cute. I am sick over the election results so far. We blew it with the Senate, so we won’t get anything done even if Biden is elected. The Patriarchy is winning again. (Sorry, Kim, I didn’t mean to harsh your awesome post.)

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      cw
      4 Nov 2020
      10:59am

      I agree, Kimbersam, the Senate will still be under the Dark Lord’s control no matter who is in the White House. So no help for health care, women’s rights, Black lives or Covid. It’s hard to not feel doomed.

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        Stephanie
        4 Nov 2020
        2:28pm

        And no statehood for DC and Puerto Rico.

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      Kim France
      4 Nov 2020
      9:51am

      It’s OK Kimberasm, I’m feeling pretty harshed too.

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        D.Morgendorffer
        4 Nov 2020
        10:40am

        I live in Alabama. So, yeah, Kimbersam, I know what you mean. (Though, I knew it was coming for Alabama. Four years of my not being mortified by our senators is a record. Thank for that, Doug Jones. At least, my representative Terri Sewell is a dignified, competent person.) So, I’m focusing on small pleasures. Corduroy joggers? Oooh. This site is responsible for introducing me to categories that I didn’t know existed: corduroy joggers, linen ponchos, and courtesy of Mimi, skate skiing.

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    Deborah N Flanagan
    4 Nov 2020
    9:51am

    I am so on edge with the election. I can’t concentrate on anything. It’s a beautiful day so going for a walk/run.

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    cw
    4 Nov 2020
    9:14am

    I’ve had a real hankering for corduroy lately. So many great selections here to choose from! The fleece detail Barbour is the perfect weight for Texas and in such an appealing blue. And the cord joggers are so appealing. However, today it’s going to be difficult to order anything my fingers are crossed so tight.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    4 Nov 2020
    7:59pm

    I’ve had my eye on a pinwhale corduroy button down shirt by CP Shades. Still considering it, cuz that’s what I do these days. (Who am I? 😉 ) Otherwise, not into corduroy much. I think I went through a heavy duty cord phase in the mid 90’s that also involved pepper bag waists and fleece lining , all tied together with plaid. Visualize “Family Photos Gone Wrong” and you’ll get the idea.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      4 Nov 2020
      9:43pm

      *paper not pepper

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    Jax
    4 Nov 2020
    9:17pm

    Cool scary or scary cool? This makes me want to re-watch Freaks and Geeks now (Busy Philips’ character was definitely a cool scary corduroy trucker jacket with sherpa collar chick).

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      Jax
      4 Nov 2020
      9:23pm

      Also, I’ve had really good luck with the James Perse Soft Drape twill pants, which makes me very interested in the Mixed Media pants. I was wearing the twill pants pretty nonstop during spring lockdown, but they are a smidge too thick to wear in summer. They don’t feel slobby like sweatpants but have all the comfort of sweatpants and they hold up and don’t need to be tugged back up or adjusted.

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