Please do yourself a favor and check out the NYT The Moment entry about the Corduroy Appreciation Club. It's making my morning.
I also recommend going the extra mile and checking out the official CAC website.
I hesitate to admit this in the same breath, as it were. But BB is staunchly anti-corduroy. He thinks it feels like wrinkly, been-in-the water-too-long hands. I want to tell him about the CAC, but I'm afraid he'll start some sort of opposing organization.