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23 Absolutely Luscious Corduroy Pants to Reinvigorate Your Closet

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23 hardy, reliable pairs that’ll reinvigorate your closet. 

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So, it’s another bitingly cold winter day. You haul your aching bones out of bed, shiver your way half awake to the café on the corner, and decide—what the hell—you deserve a damn treat. “Not my regular today, my man,” you declare to the barista, as if he has any idea who you are. “I’d like a mocha.” And man oh man, that mocha! You haven’t had one since college, when you were still tricking yourself into liking coffee, and it’s rich and warm and fills your whole body with joy, and you’re immediately ready to head out there and own the day. Men’s corduroy pants are the mochas of the style world—only they don’t cost quadruple the price of an Americano, so you can afford to wear them everyday.

The rest of that very dumb analogy holds true, though: cords are an absolute heavenly treat for your lower half. Cozier than your jeans, miles more comfortable than your wool trousers, and a worthy substitute for either of those staples. And right this moment, there’s an excess of shiny, hardy, easy-wearing corduroy pants out there to get excited about pulling on everyday from now till June. If you’ve got legs and any semblance of style, here are 23 pairs of men’s corduroy pants to consider copping right away.


The Best Everyday Corduroy Pants

Alex Mill rugged cord pleated pant

Alex Mill—the New York label that’s functionally a reunion tour for the team behind J.Crew’s #menswear golden age—is all about making everyday staples so intuitively wearable you could get dressed in the dark and still emerge looking pretty darn good. Their signature trousers are probably the most fully realized representation of that goal: with a subtle single pleat and a slightly relaxed fit, they feel very 2022 and totally timeless all at once. This latest iteration, done up in hardy medium-weight corduroy, is easily the handsomest and most versatile they’ve dropped yet.

The Best Colossal Corduroy Pants

Amomento wide-leg trousers

We’re living in an age of BIG pants, and everything about this pair is larger than life. The wales are wider than the Mississippi, and the silhouette is so voluminous it’s practically bordering on JNCO territory. That might sound a tad clownish on paper, but in person they’re irrefutably beautiful and surprisingly elegant—proof that more sometimes really is more. Tuck in a simple T-shirt or cashmere sweater, then sit back and let the pants do all the talking.

The Best Dadly Corduroy Pants

L.L.Bean stretch country corduroy pants

You think cords, you probably think pants like these: simple, hardy, straight-leg joints that your dad likely ordered from a catalog he got in the mail. They’re still as sensible and handsome as ever, and if you can steal your pops’s well-worn pair from way back when, all the better. If that’s not an option, don’t fret: thanks to L.L.Bean’s sale, you can nab some right now for the positively 1995-esque price of $70.

The Best Built Tough Corduroy Pants

Wallace & Barnes corduroy painter pant

At this stage, we really shouldn’t really have to explain the merits of work pants to you anymore. They’re affordable, universally beloved. What’s not to love? Our only real wish was that they came in a wider range of fabrics—and, well, now they do. Thanks to Carhartt’s streetwear-inflected sub-label WIP, their classic fit carpenter pants have been decked out in a wide-wale cord, bringing a welcome touch of softness and texture to the toughest pants around.

The Best Office-Ready Corduroy Pants

Todd Snyder Italian fine corduroy Sutton suit pant

$298

Todd Snyder

Whether you’re back in the office full-time already or just trying to bring some more professional energy to your WFH life, this flat-front pair from everyman menswear god Todd Snyder is the way to go: a slick, tailored dress pant silhouette cut from rich, glossy corduroy, in a handful of colors that all look swell with a navy blazer.

The Best Corduroy Pants for Denim Lovers

Flint and Tinder 365 corduroy pants

So, you’re a denim guy. We hear you. But if you’re looking to test the waters outside of jeans, these Flint and Tinder cords will keep you from feeling denim withdrawal. They’ve got all the usual five-pocket details you’re used to, but are made from corduroy instead of denim. See? Not so scary. The corduroy itself is pretty great, too: beefy but broken-in and available in a grip of tasty colors, including a navy that’s pretty close to indigo. 


Plus 18 More Pairs of Cords We Love

Carhartt WIP Flint pant

Built like work pants, feel like pajama pants.

Polo Ralph Lauren stretch relaxed fit corduroy pant

Pitch perfect fading and a billowy silhouette our legs are craving right now.
$198

Ralph Lauren

Uniqlo corduroy smart ankle pants

The fastest and cheapest way to a promotion-worthy office fit.

Drake’s mid-wale corduroy single pleat trouser

Snazz up your dress shirt or add some refined taste to your favorite sweater with this pair of well-tailored trousers.

Comme Des Garçons cotton-corduroy cargo trousers

Enough pockets to render your tote bag obsolete.
$986

Matches Fashion

Sunflower loose trousers

Who said your going-out pants couldn’t be made of corduroy?

SOPHNET. paisley trousers

Paisley ain’t just for neckties and bandanas, thankfully.

King & Tuckfield wide leg trousers

This ’70s-inspired pant demands a sultry shirt with a big-ass collar and a David Bowie soundtrack.

Percival straight leg trousers

Top these espresso-colored pants with a vibrant flannel shirt and some rugged boots and you’ll be the handsomest guy in the pumpkin patch.

Kapital 14W heavy corduroy napped lining 5P Monkey Cisco Studs pants

$815

Blue In Green

DRKSHDW by Rick Owens “Creatch” corduroy cargo trousers

Goths get chilly too. 

The Elder Statesman wide-leg tie-dyed cotton and cashmere-blend corduroy trousers

Is there a better way to toke up than these impossibly soft, tie-dyed pants?

Barena straight-leg stretch-cotton corduroy trousers

How do you make corduroy pants even more comfortable than they already are? Add an elastic waistband.

Engineered Garments x Lee Frisko Jeens corduroy patchwork pant

The patchwork wizards at Engineered Garments should get some type of award for these pants.

Our Legacy Third Cut digital dark aurora cord jeans

Built like a pair of jeans, cut in a tasty corduroy fabric, and digitally printed for a faux fade effect—no, you don’t have pants like this already.

Brain Dead corduroy climber pant

When you’re a thousand feet up on a treacherous rock face, we can’t blame you for wanting comfort wherever you can get it.
$160

Brain Dead

Knickerbocker corduroy “Teddy” pant

Knickerbocker’s Teddy pants have a classic rise, a generous cut, and a gentle taper—in other words, they’re begging to be paired with some penny loafers and a shaggy cardigan.
$250

Knickerbocker

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