How to Wear Corduroy, the Undisputed Material of Fall 2017
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Photograph by Jamie Chung

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.