Friends, it is with great anticipation that I welcome this momentous day.
You see, every November, the members of the Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrate their love for this superior fabric on 11|11, the day that most resembles corduroy.
But this year, we celebrate the day that most resembles corduroy EVER, 11|11|11. It is a day for corduroy lovers to come together and share their love for this remarkable fabric. I don’t think I can put it better than Jesse of Put This On, in his address to last year’s Grand Meeting:
“Friends, we are gathered today for a noble purpose. We celebrate not just a fabric, but a way of life.
For a thousand years, corduroy has stood for what is right in our lives. Intellectual rigor. Fresh air. The comfort of a crackling fire. It is a fabric as forgiving and enduring as our spirits at their best.”
I feel lucky to live in a place with an ideal climate and sensibility for the wearing of corduroy. Here, corduroy, sweaters, and boots reign supreme 9 months out of the year. But 11|11 gives us a chance to truly appreciate this soft, sturdy, remarkable fabric. Corduroy celebrations are taking place all over the US, including here in Portland.
To celebrate, I am wearing my Parfait dress, made in deep blue corduroy with silver buttons. And what goes better with corduroy than crisp cool air and a glowing pile of fallen leaves? Nothing, that’s what.