Back in a less enlightened age corduroy enthusiasts were forced to live in ghettos. Looked down upon by the majority they were frequently a target of violence and discrimination.
This discrimination was particularly severe when it came to gaining employment with corduroy wearers restricted to a handful of career options. Namely, teaching geography, standing for election as a Liberal Democrat or paedophilia.
However, corduroy is no longer the fabric that dare not speak it's name and ever more people are discovering the joys of parallel fibres.
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