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Horizontal Corduroys Make You Look Phat

There is a myth that exists in the world of high fashion â€" let us call it the "corduroy conspiracy" â€" and Chris Lindland is on a mission to break it wide open. Sideways.

As creator of Lindland's Cordarounds, which have gained notoriety for their curious horizontal wales, it is in Lindland's best interest to insist that horizontal corduroy does not make you look fat.

"You can see how, particularly on the skirt, the horizontal alignment is more of a texture than the dreaded horizontal lines that women fear," Lindland said in a recent phone interview. "Sometimes it takes an outsider to make folks think differently about fashion."