The 14 Best Pairs of Corduroy Pants to Wear This Fall
The season isn't complete without them
This article is part of our Fall Style Guide, a fortnight-long series aimed at helping you figure out how to dress for the coming season, which, as we’ve become accustomed to saying, isn’t going to be quite like any that came before it. At least you’ll look good, though, right?
Corduroy is the unofficially official fabric of fall, thereby making corduroy pants the unofficially official pant of the season. Rarely does the fabric make its debut prior to the turn of the season (unless you happened to indulge in a pair of corduroy shorts recently), further heightening the anticipation for wear. While you might already have a pair ready to pull out in the event it dips below 60 degrees, this particular fall poses the opportunity to your corduroy pants game.
As has been stated excessively, this year has proven to be unlike any other before it, with the impending fall looking like it will follow suit. The coziest of seasons has now turned into one marred by anxiety as we await what the colder months might bring.
Which is why we need corduroy pants now more than ever. Allow the velvety, warm fabric to imbue not only your wardrobe but the entire season with that familiar feeling of warmth fall is meant to provide, especially when rendered in rich hues. With so many iterations and silhouettes of the cord pant now available, there’s no reason as to why you can’t wear them all season long.
Below are 14 pairs of corduroy pants for incorporating into your wardrobe this season, and for making fall feel more like fall.
Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pant – Straight
If you’re looking for a pair of corduroy pants that will remain part of your wardrobe for falls to come, there’s no going wrong with Flint and Tinder’s 365 Corduroy Pant. The cut of the pants is reminiscent of jeans, while they have the familiar feel of a chino. To top it all off, the pants are made with 2% spandex for increased movement. It’s the same 365 Pant you know and love, just now in corduroy.
Noah Corduroy Adjustable Work Pant
Don’t be afraid to go for a wider-leg pair of corduroy pants, like these from Noah. The roomier cut will allow for more comfort, as will the elasticized waistband. The rich plum color further only emphasizes the tactility and texture of the corduroy.
Outerknown Paz Cord Pants
Leave it to surf-centric brand Outerknown to create what might possibly be the first pair of corduroy pants to feature a drawstring waistband. As though corduroy isn’t already cozy enough, the Paz Cord Pants seeks to increase the coziness thanks to a slightly baggy silhouette.
J.Crew 484 Slim-Fit Pant in Corduroy
For those days when you want the look of dark-wash denim but don’t actually want to wear jeans, opt for this dark navy pair of cords from J.Crew. The navy color will pair with anything your typical dark denim might, while subtly lending the outfit a distinctly fall feel.
Saturdays NYC Benjamin Pant
True corduroy enthusiasts know that the best corduroy is the wide wale kind. So if you’re looking to take your corduroy to the next level, do so with the Benjamin Pant from Saturdays NYC, crafted from wide-wale corduroy.
Alex Mill Rugged Cord Pleated Pant
Don’t fear the pleat, but embrace it with this pleated pair of corduroys from Alex Mill. The single-pleat detailing makes for a vintage looking pant while also providing just the right amount of slouch for that instant casually cool look.
L.L.Bean Stretch Country Corduroy Pants
Don’t be afraid to move around in these cords from L.L.Bean, because that’s exactly what they’re made for. The rugged pants feature 2% spandex as well as an elasticized waist, so you can wear them for even the most strenuous of fall activities, like apple picking or chopping firewood. Or, throw ’em on while you pick up a pumpkin spice latte.
BDG Corduroy Painter Pant
Painter pants are cool, which means painter pants made from corduroy are extremely cool, as evidenced by this pair from BDG. The workwear inspired detailing of the pants, like the hammer loop, are offset by the plain black color, making for a subtly cool pair of pants that won’t prove impossible to style.
Uniqlo Smart 2-Way Stretch Corduroy Ankle-Length Pants
If you’ve recently taken your sock game to the next level, allow Uniqlo’s ankle-length cords to help you show it off.
Post Overalls Bedford Cord Pant
There’s no reason you should exclude lighter shades from your fall wardrobe, especially when they’re as good as this pair of creamy corduroy pants from Post Overalls. Pair them with a mustard sweater or go the monochromatic route and pair with a white tee — it’ll still feel like a fall look, but in a less expected way.
Todd Snyder Sutton Corduroy Trouser
If you find yourself in need of a slightly dressier pant this fall, but you don’t want to go the typical (and expected) wool trouser route, consider these corduroy trousers from Todd Snyder. The corduroy lends them a casualness that will allow them to be worn in a range of situations, whether you want to don them during the day to feel slightly more put together or dress them up for a night out.
Pop Trading Company Cotton-Corduroy Trousers
Relive 90s and 2000s fashion with the oft-derided cargo pants, now available in corduroy. Unlike the questionable cargo trousers of yesteryear, Pop Trading Company’s cotton-corduroy pair takes the familiar silhouette and renders it cool again, with streamlined flap pockets and drawstring cuffs (you know, for when you’re skating and don’t want your pants to get caught mid-kickflip). Bonus: you get to go hands free.
Far Afield Pleat Trousers
If you want to look like you just stepped out of a Wes Anderson film, or even like the director himself, these Far Afield trousers should do the trick. The orange corduroy is a little bolder than the usual autumnal tones, which we’re into.
Madewell Straight Corduroy Jeans
Madewell’s jeans are some of the most comfortable there are, so it’s only natural that their corduroy jeans would be the same. Like the brand’s denim, their cords are outfitted with a hint of stretch, making the velvety corduroy all the more comfortable to wear. The mauve-grey color will add some variety to your wardrobe without being too difficult to pull off.
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