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Let’s play a word-association game: We say corduroy, you think...what? The stuffy, British librarian from Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Elementary school photo day? (Okay, maybe that one's just us.)
But, suffice it to say, the old-school fabric hasn't exactly earned a rep for being cutting-edge. However, we're predicting that the trouser tide is about to turn — from Burberry Prorsum to Theyskens' Theory, designers are churning out chic, modern cords that are perfect for fall.
Say good-bye to the blah color palettes and dumpy silhouettes you remember and step into the new season with rad patterns, unexpected colors, edgy details, and animal prints — all crafted from the fabric that has defined "cozy yet comfy" since we were kids. The CliffsNotes? Corduroys are cool again — just click through to see the proof.