Hail to the Wale! 21 Cozy Pieces For Corduroy Appreciation Day

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Chh-chh-chh-chh. If you hear that sound in the next 12 hours or so, it's likely because someone in corduroy pants is walking by. Today is Nov. 11, or 11/11, a date celebrated by wale-fabric fanatics everywhere for its uncanny resemblance to the ridges on their favorite kind of clothing. There even used to be an entire organization dedicated to this one moment each year — the National Corduroy Club (hail to the wale!) — but it disbanded after a massive celebration on 11/11/11 attended by over 300 people, including a young girl who happened to be turning 11 that same day. I guess they decided that much excitement was impossible to top.

Still, even without their annual meet-ups, the NCC's brethren still live among us. You hear them swishing down the street, you see them stocking up on lint rollers; they are so easy to spot in their favorite plush, chunky material. Any interest in joining their cause? Don't write it off until you've checked out the this slideshow, where Lucky's included 21 of the coolest corduroy styles available online right now. These pieces are proof that you can, indeed, wear wale without looking like a nebbish professor or a 5-year-old on the first day of kindergarten. Click through to become a convert!

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