The best way to read our size guide is to just go by the UK/US/EU size and remember there are no buttons or zips on the waist so you need to be able to pull them up over your thighs and bottom which is why the waist size is larger then the actual size.
What the heck is Corduroy?
Corduroy is a textile with a distinct pattern, a "cord" or wale. Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts. Both velvet and corduroy derive from fustian fabric and have a similar feel to them.
The fabric looks as if it is made from multiple cords laid parallel to each other and then stitched together. The word corduroy is from cord and duroy, a coarse woollen cloth made in England in the 18th century.
As a fabric, corduroy is considered a durable cloth.
The width of the cord is commonly referred to as the size of the "wale" (i.e. the number of ridges per inch). The lower the "wale" number, the thicker the width of the wale (e.g., 4-wale is much thicker than 11-wale). We use an 11 wale thickness so it's not too heavy and you don't resemble a Chemistry teacher in the 90's. Shoutout to Hathaway!
Corduroy is made by weaving extra sets of fibre into the base fabric to form vertical ridges called wales. The wales are built so that clear lines can be seen when they are cut into pile. It is a thicker non stretch fabric so nice and warm for the colder months.