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.
$64 / $59
The brand's distinctive Alpha fit, cut from a sturdy cotton corduroy, in a range of shades.
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's 1969 line combines fit with affordability and cords in a comfortable cotton/poly blend.
A five-pocket, riveted take on a prep staple with a slightly tapered leg, in two neutral colors.