Pinwale Cord Shirt
The Art of Evolution.
When it comes to corduroy, it’s best to navigate on the edges. The middle, as with most things, is uninspiring, which is why I prefer the heavy wales or the fines.
Take this pinwale for example.
A century and a half ago, the blacksmith, his leathered visage caked in soot, his thick corduroy clothing the last line of defense against the rogue spark or sliver of slag attempting to sneak its way through his apron, wore corduroy not so much as a piece of clothing but as armor.
My, how far it’s come.
So sophisticated, so refined.
So supremely non-calloused.
Make no mistake, there’s still the whisper that permeates this finely-tailored piece’s DNA, reminding you, and others, that beneath the grace, there is more than a pinch of gumption.
Pinwale Cord Shirt (No. G1012). “Mostly” evolved, I should say. Pure British pinwale corduroy crafted of the finest heritage fabric from West Yorkshire, England. Simple chest pocket. Garment washed for a soft, broken-in feel. Made in Portugal.