How to Wear Corduroy Pants

How to Wear Corduroy Pants

Casual, classic, and comfortable
corduroy pants outfits for men

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jan 19 2021 | 4 min read

corduroy pants outfits for guys

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

how to wear corduroy pants

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

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

corduroy pants outfits for guys

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

corduroy pants outfit

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

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

cords outfits for men

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

casual corduroy pants outfit for men

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.

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Shop #SGapproved corduroy pants

J.Crew, $88

j.crew 484 corduroy pants

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

todd snyder navy corduroy pants

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’re gonna like the way you look.

Oliver Spencer, $198

oliver spencer corduroy pants

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.

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.