Corduroy Day Even Better on 11-11-11
Corduroy buffs are celebrating 'Super' Corduroy Day on the most appropriate date yet since its start by the Corduroy Appreciation Club in 2005.
The holiday's date, 11-11, is representative of the fabric known for its vertical striped pattern, so November, 11, 2011, or 11-11-11, is as close to the perfect Corduroy Appreciation Day as can be.
The club spokesperson, Kurt Schlacter, told the Huffington Post there will be worldwide celebrations known as 'roy ragers' in places such as New York, Washington D.C.. Montana, Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Calif., London and South Africa. Most require guests wear at least two items of corduroy, but in New York it will be three. It's quite an expansion from the one party celebrated in Brooklyn during the first 'roy rager' in 2005.
The fabric, which is English in origin, evokes feelings and looks from different eras of fashion. It was popular during the 1970s in all shades of bellbottoms, and is also on the backs of many professors as a jacket with leather elbow patches.
Corduroy has seen slight modifications over the years to keep it up-to-date, but has stuck around for its comfort, wearability and affordability. It's also been immortalized in the beloved children's book, 'The Corduroy Bear,' the story of a stuffed bear made of corduroy in a department store.