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Corduroy Buffs Turn Nov. 11 Into ‘Corduroy Appreciation Day’ (VIDEO)

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Think of corduroy and you get all sorts of visual images. Some might think of the greasy-haired 1970s-era stoners from movies like “Dazed And Confused” in their bell-bottomed light blue cords, while others might picture pipe-smoking preppy English professors who seduce grad students in a chocolate brown cord jacket with leather patches.

As disparate as both of those admittedly stereotypical descriptions seem, there is a common thread between folks who love corduroy according to fashion blogger and corduroy fan Brittany Martin.

“There is that ‘Dead Poets Society’ thing, but in a great way,” Martin told HuffPost Weird News. “I think corduroy appeals to people who want nostalgia and durability.”

They apparently also want a good time. At least on Nov. 11, which has been celebrated as “Corduroy Appreciation Day” since 2005 by a group called the Corduroy Appreciation Club.

Why Nov. 11? Well, when written out as 11/11, it resembles the familiar pattern of corduroy. Members consider this year’s Corduroy Appreciation Day to be the most important day in history because the number pattern 11/11/11 — or, as they prefer, 111111 — is the numerical pattern that most resembles the wales that give corduroy its unique look.

via Corduroy Buffs Turn Nov. 11 Into ‘Corduroy Appreciation Day’ (VIDEO).


Written by edparnell

December 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

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