Review: J. Crew Corduroys
I’m so happy that J. Crew has brought back my favorite corduroys again this season that I wanted to repost this article, with slight edits, originally published last year.
One of my favorite items from J. Crew has delightfully been brought back this season. I am really thrilled with J. Crew’s present offerings and the way they’ve looked back to their classics for their current collection. I have had at least one pair of J. Crew corduroys since high school, and the two in my wardrobe are wonderful workhorses. I love to wear cords in the fall and winter. Not only are they nicer than jeans, they are more comfortable as well. I can wear them for appointments, for a nice lunch, a visit to a club, and school pickup without looking out of place.
The cords themselves have that great and elusive straight leg—not too wide, not too narrow—and are just about the right length for me. I find they run true to size, if not a smidge on the larger size, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a tailor or a belt. The waist is high, which is my preference. While I’d prefer a wider wale (does anyone else remember the blog The Wide Wale??), the wale on these cords is pretty good, and not too narrow. I’ve had really good luck with these, and wholeheartedly recommend!
I snapped this picture while setting up for an event at a private club in Manhattan. Ease of movement while meeting proper standards of attire meant this one was a winner!
Shoes: Belgian Shoes
Trousers: J. Crew vintage straight corduroys (this color isn’t offered any longer, but I have the navy pair as well and love it!)
Belt: Tory Leather
Sweater: Everlane cashmere turtleneck
Earrings: Mikimoto, from my mother