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The ribs that make up the signature corduroy texture.

Watch Your Weight

When it comes to wales, too thick looks old fashioned, but too fine can look like velvet. A medium weight pinwale is your best bet.

Corduroy 511s, $44 by Levi's

  • Elbows of your jacket worn down? Have your tailor apply suede patches. They're not just decoration.

$4.50 for two at LKH

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Maybe it's the collegiate undertones that come with corduroy, but there's something about this durable cloth that simply screams autumn—or maybe that's just the unmistakable "whoosh" sound of fabric rubbing together.

How to Wear It

Because the cloth is textured, it's best to keep things slim. Historically, corduroy's a casual fabric so feel free to pair it with chunky sweaters, wool jackets and some suede shoes or beat up boots.

Newbury jacket, $198 by Rugby


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