Sometimes you have to be careful asking people too many questions about their jobs, especially if they are in the medical profession. For instance, I was once making idle conversation with a friend who is a urologist, and ended up learning way more than I wanted to know about “zipper injuries.”
Long associated with college campuses, the English countryside, and teddy bears in overalls, corduroy is a quintessential autumn fabric. Normally made of cotton, corduroy has ridges, or wales, running vertically down the cloth giving it great textural interest.
It's been almost ten years since the “Look At My Striped Shirt!”book came out, and yet, when I go out, it still seems like three-quarters of the men around me are wearing jeans and a “button down” striped shirt.