The Corduroy Pants Spectrum

Styling Tip

For a solid fall look, pair any of these with a denim jacket and a lightweight scarf.

When the weather gets too brisk for lightweight chinos and you need to give your raw denim a rest, it's time to break out some corduroys. One of those wardrobe anomalies, most guys don't really need to have a pair in their closets, but if you find yourself trying on one, you can't deny the comfort that textured fabric provides. A prep staple, it also adds an extra degree of refined ruggedness to any outfit. They go as well with an M-65 and crewneck sweatshirt as they do with a shirt, tie and cardigan. Here are a few you should consider picking up, in a range of prices.


Dockers, $64 / $59

The brand's distinctive Alpha fit, cut from a sturdy cotton corduroy, in a range of shades.


J.Crew, $75

A slim 484 fit offers guys who want a vintage fit and feel a vast array of colors to choose from.


Club Monaco, $150

This flat front, straight-leg tab-waisted trouser style is finished with selvedge details.


Gap, $60

Gap's 1969 line combines fit with affordability and cords in a comfortable cotton/poly blend.


Rugby, $90

A five-pocket, riveted take on a prep staple with a slightly tapered leg, in two neutral colors.


Gant by Michael Bastian, $255

Nantucket Red gets reinterpreted for fall in this offering from Michael Bastian's Gant collection.


Published on

October 9, 2012

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