Trousers (ribcord)


Established 1839

Founded in 1839 by John Charles Cording, Cordings is a manufacturer and retailer of country menswear including corduroy trousers and English knitwear. In 1877 Cordings moved to their current location at Piccadilly, a majestic storefront where it had tailors and bootmakers on site, the archive pieces around the store still point back to those times.

The Cordings stock and cut changes little between seasons. The iconic corduroys are the same weight and the same width as back in the days, allowing it to carry 20 different colours or so. It’s the kind of shop where men go because they know they can buy the same thing year after year. Cordings is not for fashionistas, but for people who repair or replace much-loved items. That’s why we love it.

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© Cordings, London, UK

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