Open Collar Needlecord Shirt Dress

AUD 405.00 AUD 220.00
Propagator Green
Size: 4

Soft narrow-wale organic cotton corduroy brings gentle structure to the straight shape of our shirt dress. Accented by a patch pocket on the front and back, then finished with a back vent for ease of movement.

Soft 13 wale organic cotton corduroy. Chest and back patch pockets. Wristbone-length sleeves. Buttoned cuffs. Side pockets. Back vent. Mid-calf length. Wide placket. Horn buttons.

Details

Machine wash 30ºC. 100% cotton.
Made in China.

Size & Fit

Regular fit. Length: Mid calf. Sleeve: Wristbone length.
Studio model Kelia is 5ft 8in/173cm tall and is wearing a size 8.

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The History of Corduroy

While corduroy brings to mind fashion of the 1970s, it is derived from fustian, a fabric which can be traced back to Egypt around 200BC. A heavy cloth with a raised nap similar to velvet or moleskin, fustian had not yet acquired the distinctive ridges that would transform it into corduroy. It was favoured by schoolmasters in 18th century Britain, and after the Industrial Revolution, as a material for working men's clothing.

The wales that now define the look of corduroy are created by weaving layers of threads into a base fabric, followed by gluing, cutting and brushing treatments. Wales are measured in ridges per inch; the higher the wale, the finer the cord. At TOAST, we utilise soft organic corduroy across both our womenswear and menswear collections.

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Corduroy Care Guide

Corduroy is a material favoured for its durability and velvety touch.

There is no real consensus on the origins of corduroy, but it is thought to have been invented in the Egyptian city of Fustat, where a heavy cotton cloth with a raised sheared nap was created, similar to that of velvet or moleskin.

The cloth was brought to Europe in medieval times by Italian and Spanish merchants. It was used to line gowns for warmth and for a fashionable, padded look. The ridges or ribs – known as “wales”, came about as a means of strengthening the fabric and extending its lifespan. Corduroy can have anywhere from 1.5 to 21 wales per inch, though it is typically between 10 to 12.

At TOAST, we like corduroy for its supple, velvety feel, and its casual, practical look.

How to wash

We recommend to wash your cord inside out and with buttons and zips closed, on 30 degrees or on a cool setting.

Try not to overload your machine to avoid friction. Abrasion to the surface of cord can damage the pile and alter the texture.

How to dry & store

For the best result, shake out cord garments after washing. Smooth down the seams, pockets and plackets and hang to air dry – this will avoid the need to iron your garment.

To store, it is best to hang your cord up.