There's just something about a pair of cords that works so well this time of year. They're soft, comfortable and often a bit warmer than your standard pair of pants. And while the five-pocket style, cut like a pair of jeans, has been pretty omnipresent for the past few years, this old standby is striking a new cord, so to speak. This fall, the corduroy pant has grown up a bit and gone continental. A return of sorts, with a tailored European trouser cut and details like tab waists, this season's breed is right at home with your double monks, spread collar flannel shirts and shawl neck sweaters.
Shown left: Preston corduroy pants, $89 by Polo Ralph Lauren