Corduroy Is Sophisticated, Sumptuous & Cooler Than Ever

Best men's corduroy styles in 2022

Corduroy Is Sophisticated, Sumptuous & Cooler Than Ever

All the ways you can wear the season’s most sought-after fabric

It’s October, and you should be settling into the season and enjoying the autumn breeze. I love this time of year because everything changes—from the leaves on the ground to swapping your summer wardrobe with sturdier cold-weather items. Fall festivities are also popping up. There are pumpkin patches to visit, bonfires to light and a slew of scenic trips to stoke appreciation of the great outdoors. If none of those are your cup of pumpkin-spice tea (but you're still obligated to attend some mandatory fun), you might as well get some fits off, right?

As we've discussed before, workwear has returned to the forefront for menswear today, but it's gradually heading into a more Ivy/prep approach. Think of giving your double-knees a break and throwing on something corduroy. Last season, we saw a resurgence with the fall fabric, but this year, brands have gotten more creative on how to incorporate the cords into roomier, modern silhouettes.

A few standout pieces that use the fabric in a new way is a popover shirt. Dressy enough to wear on its own and light enough to layer, the utility pocket gives the shirt a practical sensibility. As temperatures start dropping, you'll appreciate a few corduroy accessories—hats that keep your head warm and dry or a tote bag to keep your electronics from all the outdoor elements. Lastly, a chore coat in this fabric is a must for the colder months. Pair it with a proper oxford shirt and tie or just a sweater vest over a T-shirt. However you style the fabric is up to you, but you might ask yourself, what's fall without corduroy?


The Best Men’s
Corduroy Styles
in 2022

Buck Mason High-Ridge Corduroy Carry-On Jacket
Buck Mason High-Ridge Corduroy Carry-On Jacket

High-ridge corduroy
carry-on jacket,
$198 by Buck Mason

Alex Mill Popover Corduroy Shirt

Popover corduroy shirt,
$160 by Alex Mill

Gramicci Corduroy Loose Tapered Pant

Corduroy loose tapered pant,
$130 by Gramicci

OOBE BRAND Corduroy Chore Coat

Corduroy chore coat,
$298 by OOBE BRAND

Outerknown Seventyseven Corduroy Utility Pant

Seventyseven corduroy
utility pant,
$138 by Outerknown

Knickerbocker Corduroy Big Apple Ball Cap

Corduroy Big Apple
ball cap,
$55 by Knickerbocker


Polo Ralph Lauren Stretch Corduroy Chore Jacket

Stretch corduroy
chore jacket,
$248 by Polo Ralph Lauren

Engineered Garments x LEE Frisko Jeens Corduroy Patchwork Pant

Frisko Jeens corduroy
patchwork pant,
$288 by Engineered Garments x LEE

Line of Trade Montana Fleece-Lined Cordury Trucker Jacket
Line of Trade Montana Fleece-Lined Cordury Trucker Jacket

The Montana fleece-lined
corduroy trucker jacket,
$140 by Line of Trade

Norse Projects Baby Corduroy Sports Cap

Baby corduroy sports cap,
$110 by Norse Projects

Abercrombie & Fitch Relaxed Corduroy Shirt Jacket

Relaxed corduroy shirt jacket,
$80 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Carhartt WIP Flint Corduroy Tote Bag

Flint corduroy tote bag,
$118 by Carhartt WIP

Schott Corduroy Rancher Jacket
Schott Corduroy Rancher Jacket

Corduroy rancher jacket,
$280 by Schott

Gitman Vintage Pumpkin Heavy Corduroy Oxford Shirt

Pumpkin heavy corduroy
oxford shirt,
$205 by Gitman Vintage

Sid Mashburn Slim Straight Five-Pocket Corduroy Pant

Slim straight
five-pocket corduroy pant,
$150 by Sid Mashburn


Front General Store Corduroy Cap

Corduroy cap,
$28 by Front General Store

J.Crew Corduroy CPO Shirt

Corduroy CPO shirt,
$98 by J.Crew

Officine General Hugo Corduroy Pant
Officine General Hugo Corduroy Pant

Hugo corduroy pant,
$280 by Officine Générale

Percival Collared Corduroy Shirt
Percival Collared Corduroy Shirt

Collared corduroy shirt,
$165 / $83 by Percival

Flint and Tinder Corduroy Western Shirt

Corduroy Western shirt,
$98 by Flint and Tinder

How do I dry corduroy?

How do I
dry corduroy?

The best way to dry corduroy that ensures it will keep its original shape and texture is to split the time between the dryer and air drying. Before transferring your cords to the dryer though, shake them out and tumble on low heat for about 10 minutes to help remove creases, then take them out of the dryer. Smooth out the pants, pockets and seams, and allow them to air dry for the remaining time.

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