Not long ago, the
words corduroy jacket may have conjured visions of what a
fashion-challenged professor would wear to keep warm on a walk across campus on
an autumn day. But this season, everything’s changed — designers
and brands have taken the material and applied it to the classic, and newly trendy,
shape of the trucker (the two-flap-pocket jacket made famous by Levi’s decades
ago). Corduroy has become a soft yet rugged alternative to denim, adding
texture to otherwise familiar shapes. Some of our favorite ways to wear it, below.