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How to Wear Corduroy Pants

Casual, classic, and comfortable

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Nov 11 2020

I love love LOVE how the cold weather months are rife with rich, textured-to-the-max clothes for guys.

Flannel shirts come out from under the bed storage! Chunky knit sweaters are extracted from mothball-ridden closet corners. And at least three articles of leather go into practically every outfit. Belt, boots, jacket…the more the merrier.

For those guys looking to enhance a more basic wardrobe, or those who generally steer towards solids, texture can be an easy yet impactful source of visual interest. Like say, corduroy pants! A style staple fave for guys here at SG HQ.

What is corduroy, anyway?

Corduroy is a classic fall favorite, and with good reason – it’s slightly weightier than your standard pair of jeans, softer to the touch, and still incredibly durable.

With the monochrome trend marching on, investing in pair of netural cords would be worthwhile.

Below, five outfit ideas for wearing corduroy pants in cold weather

Monday

tie: The Tie Bar | boots: Frye | belt: Maximum Henry

SG Says: Roll the pants up to give your boots a bit of breathing room.

Tuesday

sweater: Everlane | shirt: Buck Mason

SG Says: Layer the sweater on top, but pull out the shirt collar and roll up the shirt sleeves outside the sweater for a bit of contrast

Wednesday

sneakers: Tretorn | hat: Wood Wood | bag: Carhartt WIP

SG Says: Neons pop nicely against neutrals to brighten up a rainy day.

Thursday

field jacket: Barbour (similar) | shoes: Quoddy

SG Says: Keep everything neutral, but mix in deeper hints of plum and red for a mostly monochrome look

Friday

sneakers: Vans | sunglasses: Ray-Ban

SG Says: Show some 70’s spirit by pairing your cords with old school Vans, a patchy jacket (one of our favorite trends for 2020!) and aviators.

Shop #SGapproved corduroy pants

J.Crew, $88

Best for: An affordable, durable pair of 5-pocket corduroy pants.

The style above is the 484 slim fit, but J.Crew also offers cords in their 770 straight fit style.

Todd Snyder, $168

Best for: Leveling up your everyday corduroy game.

These Todd Snyder pants aren’t cheap, but you’ll have them forever, and like the Men’s Wearhouse guy says..you’re gonna like the way you look.

Oliver Spencer, $198

Best for: Trying a trend.

This pair of pleated corduroy pants from Oliver Spencer offers an otherwise traditional slim-leg shape with a hint of stretch.

If you’ve been curious about the pleated pants trend, this is a luxe way to dip your toe (or, I guess, your whole leg) in.

Ready to create your perfect fall wardrobe? Team SG can help, with a customized shopping plan built just for you.