Our shirt is crafted from organic cotton needlecord which is supple and soft. With gathers at the neck and cuffs and finished with a single corozo button on the placket for simplicity.
Organic 21 Wale cotton needlecord. Band collar. Gathered neck and cuffs. Bracelet-length raglan sleeves. Side hem slits. Low-hip length. Single corozo button.
Machine wash 30ºC. 100% organic cotton.
Made in China.
Washed for softness and an easy, slightly crumpled, worn in look. Due to the nature of the fabric there will be some variation in the appearance of each piece.
Size & Fit
This style has our new updated sizing, from XXS to XL, in response to your valuable feedback. If you have been buying a smaller size at TOAST than your regular size, please now take your regular size for this style.
Easy fit. Length: Low hip. Sleeves: Bracelet length.
Front Length from side neck point for a size XS is 56.5cm.
Studio model Mollee is 5ft 9in/175cm tall and is wearing a size XS.
Delivery & Returns
The History of Corduroy
Corduroy chimes perfectly with the conker-brown and mustard shades, deep-lapel collars and wide, high-waisted trousers of the 1970s. During the decade, it was buoyed by the sartorial choices of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot (who between them could render anything iconic).
Today, corduroy is a celebration of quirky glamour. It is practical without being drab; plush without being flashy. 1970s intellectuals doubtless appreciated corduroy for its durability as well as its looks. What they would also have known and what has been almost forgotten since is that its status as anti-establishment badge of cool was no accident. In fact, for much of the 19th century, corduroy was a symbol both of working-class identity and political radicalism.
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.