Goodbye, taupe corduroy trousers

Goodbye taupe corduroy trousers

Dear taupe corduroy trousers,

I never wanted to hurt your feelings, but this is goodbye. When I wore you in Me-Made-May with that raspberry cotton cardigan, it was for the last time.

Goodbye corduroy trousers, worn for the last time

You have great pockets and a classic leg cut, and we got plenty of compliments together from other corduroy lovers. Your versatile colour goes with just about everything. I do like the vip vip sound you make as I walk.

I thank you for the style advice: you showed me that low rise trousers with tops tucked in weren’t the most flattering for me.

Goodbye corduroy trousers low rise

You are getting old. Your zip is busted, there’s a hole in the side seam, your waistband is too tight and your shrinkage problems have continued.

I know it was hard for you from the beginning. On our very first outing together an affectionate small child (who will remain nameless) enthusiastically swung off the back pockets and partly ripped them off.

Goodbye taupe corduroy trousers back pocket

But this isn’t goodbye forever. When spring comes I’ll be wearing you as corduroy shorts for mountain bike riding, with a button fly and a better fitting waistband.

Love, Liz


  1. Viv Lamshed on May 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Oh Lizzie what a hoot

    • lizhaywood on May 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      Cheers, Viv!

  2. Helen on May 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Viva la shorts!

    • lizhaywood on May 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Yep, bring on summer!

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