Why Poor Velvet?

Why PoorVelvet?

You might be wondering where the name PoorVelvet came from?

Quick history lesson, corduroy emerged in the late 18th century in Manchester, England as factory wear during the Industrial Revolution. Corduroy soon became the most versatile clothing of its time. Its versatility made it popular with both blue collar workers and the upper class, as it was durable and fashionable.



However, velvet came along and everything changed. Kings, queens, the wealthy and anyone in the upper class only wore velvet. Velvet became the preferred fabric of the wealthy, leading to corduroy being dubbed "poor man's velvet". This is how PoorVelvet was born. Getting back to its roots of being the most worn and most popular fabric on the market. Here at PoorVelvet we aspire to please everyone no matter what your background is or where you come from. Being such a versatile clothing accessory we strive to back that statement as well.


When you think of corduroy what do you think of? That is the question we asked ourselves. There was no place in the market that only focused on delivering quality corduroy clothing. At PoorVelvet, we live and breathe corduroy. Our founders noticed a gap in the market and set out to create a brand that solely focuses on delivering the best quality corduroy clothing. Whether you're looking for something casual or sophisticated, we've got you covered. We believe that meaningful branding, quality craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service are the building blocks of our success. So why settle for mediocre when you can join the corduroy revolution? Choose PoorVelvet for all your corduroy needs.





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Yes, stretch corduroy can be dressed up for formal occasions. A corduroy blazer or suit paired with the right accessories can create a stylish and sophisticated look suitable for weddings, business meetings, and other formal events.

Corduroy pairs well with accessories such as leather belts, suede shoes, and scarves. These items enhance the overall texture and style of your corduroy outfit.

Corduroy can be worn to the office, depending on the workplace dress code. Corduroy blazers, pants, and skirts can be styled to create professional and business-casual looks.

Yes, corduroy can be worn year-round by selecting appropriate weights and styles. Lightweight corduroy is suitable for warmer seasons, while thicker corduroy provides warmth in colder months.

To remove wrinkles from corduroy, use a steamer or an iron with a low-heat setting. Place a cloth or towel between the iron and the fabric to avoid direct contact, as excessive heat can damage corduroy.

To achieve a vintage look with corduroy, opt for classic
styles such as wide-leg pants, A-line skirts, and blazers. Pair them with
retro-inspired accessories to complete the look.