The Corduroy Sport Coat is another classic WASP essential. With the temperature dipping into the teens today, it was a good day for corduroy. My favorite color for corduroy is olive brown, but other colors look great as well. I have four corduroy sport coats, and one corduroy suit. Today, I wore my corduroy suit in olive brown with a tattersall shirt, burnt orange ancient madder paisley tie, royal purple wool pocket square with burnt orange and hunter green accents. I finished the look with brown Ralph Lauren wing-tips.
For many, corduroy is reserved for college professors, and men over the age of seventy. For a WASP, it can be a debonair look that can look very appealing. I always receive numerous compliments on my corduroy sport coats and suit. However, my suggestion is do not make a corduroy suit your first corduroy purchase. In addition, make sure you have suiting essentials (navy, charcoal, gray) before investing in a corduroy suit. Introduce the fabric to your wardrobe by purchasing a couple pair of trousers, and a nice sport coat.