National Corduroy Day – What is it and what does it mean?

11.11 is a significant day across the world for many different reasons. For some, it resembles a simple binary code. In Malaysia, couples choose to get married on this day as it is believed they will receive good marital fortune. Others think the date is connected to the Mayan Apocalypse. Perhaps the most significant reason is that the 11th November is Armistice day as millions of people across the world fall silent at 11 am on this date every year to remember the fallen from the 1st World War.

National Corduroy Day, adopted by the Corduroy Appreciation Society

For a small selection of the population, the date means something completely different. The Corduroy Appreciation Society adopted this day as National Corduroy Day back in 2005 as the pattern of the date 11.11 closely resembles the design of corduroy. On this day members celebrate all across the world by donning two or three of their favourite corduroy items.

national corduroy day

Where does the word ‘corduroy’ originate from?

While we are discussing Corduroy Day, let’s take a look at how ‘corduroy’ came to be. Some say it is from 17th-century France and comes from the phrase ‘corde du roi’ or ‘the king’s cloth’. Another suggestion is that it originates from the 13th century and the city of Manchester.

An extensive range of fabrics and colour

Wherever it originates from there is no doubt that corduroy trousers have become a staple item of the discerning gentlemen’s wardrobe. The colours have got brighter, the fabrics more diverse and the huge selection now available means that there is something for everyone in ready to wear, custom and made to measure options. In fact, check out our new range of colours. If you love your colours bold and bright, then we have a real treat for you. If you prefer something a little less eye catching then we cater for everyone.