Produced by Scott Newman & Marc Santo
Camera by Rainer Evans
Edited by Michael Chance
Corduroy. So cool in the summer. So warm in the winter. If denim is the fabric of the working man, corduroy is that of the thinking man. Almost as comfortable as sweat pants and with the right shirt, it can be worn at even the chicest of parties.
Miles Rohan is the founder of the Corduroy Appreciation Club, a members-only social club for people who feel just this way about the fabric.
"Emulating old, secret societies and social clubs, the Corduroy Appreciation Club seeks to create a community and, in turn, a sense of fellowship rooted in the historic and culturally significant fabric known as corduroy", explains their website. "As a social club, the CAC has membership cards, traditions, by laws, strange rituals, a secret handshake and meetings."
Meetings, which are held twice a year at Brooklyn's Montauk Club, have been attended by cord-aficionados like Jonathan Ames, while awards have honored the likes of Betsy Franjola (Manager of Fabrics at Karl Lagerfeld), Chris Lindland (Inventor of Cordarounds), and Vahram Mateosian (tailor of the corduroy suits for The Royal Tenenbaums).
For information on Miles Rohan and the Corduroy Appreciation Club visit the club's website.