Fusty, butterscotch-coloured corduroy has been deemed the height of style this season. But do real, ordnance survey-loving teachers actually wear it?
Every season, the fashion press decide en masse, and with a touch of irony, that one unlikely profession is the archetype to which we should all aspire. In spring/summer 2016, the Gucci geek-chic look of Alessandro Michele was so often described as “librarian chic” by fashion journalists that librarians themselves started rolling their eyes. This season, all points of the fashion compass lead to geography teachers as the height of style. And specifically to their penchant for corduroy: the fusty, stiff fabric, often the colour of damp leaves.