All this talk of corduroy takes me back to junior high. Corduroy pants were king back then and cool kids either wore corduroy or denim (and brands of jeans is probably a topic worthy of its own thread). I remember my father not only had corduroy pants but also had a cordoroy suit (hey it was the 70's - a decade rivalled only by the 50's for tackiness).
Synthetic fabrics exploded in the 60's and 70's and if corduroy was king then polyester had to be queen. Polyester cleans easily but boy does it not breathe well. Nowadays it seems we rely more heavily on synthetic/natural blends which claim to offer the best of both worlds.
Do (and did) you find your wardrobe dominated by certain fabrics? What do you like or dislike about certain fabrics?