Thursday, February 27, 2014

Definition a Day- Bedford Cord

Men's bedford cord chinos from

Another blustery day in Brooklyn, another cold front coming thru and more snow.  Today's definition of the day is bedford cord.  I wish I was wearing a pair of bedford cords right now.  Similar to regular corduroy because of the wales (those raised yarns in the fabric you see) however bedford cord is quite durable and this durability comes from the way it is woven.   The weave is a twill weave and the ribs are created while weaving the fabric.

Where does the name come from? Well the Duke of Bedford of course.  In the 15th century in little ole England there was a man known as the Duke of Bedford.  And he adored this fabric!  Originally it was used for military uniforms but nowadays it is used for apparel and home furnishings.

It is a heavy weight fabric, similar to denim weight and washes well.

bedford cord on

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