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Men's Cords - My Top Picks in Men's Cords


Corduroy pants work well not only as weekend wear, but for business casual which is probably why they are such a seasonal favorite--aside from the rich look and velvety feel. The jeans-style and washed cords look great with distressing, which gives them a vintage look. The more tailored kind can be worn for those business casual days when paired with a button down shirt and tweed jacket. What ever your style, there's a corduroy pant out there for you, perhaps in this top picks list.

1. 7 For All Mankind Relaxed Straight Leg Corduroy Pants

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

I love these cords. They have a straight leg, button fly and subtle back pocket stitching detail. All of the colors these cords come in would look great with a jean jacket or a sport coat. They also have a bit of polyester and Lycra which will help them keep their color and shape.

2. Calibrate Flat Front Corduroy Pants

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

These Calibrate cords are a dressier pant. The fine-wale corduroy give them a velvety look and feel. The fit is more modern with a flat front and straight legs. They can easily be dressed up with a blazer and dress shirt or dressed down with a simple sweater.

3. Nautica Corduroy Pants

Photo courtesy of Macy's

These cotton and rayon blend Nautica cords are dressy like the Calibrate cords yet these are less expensive. And since they have a dressier look, they pair nicely with a sweater or a sport coat and dress shirt. They also come in four colors.

4. American Rag Straight Leg Corduroy Pants

Photo courtesy of Macy's

These American Rag cords have a straight fit and make a comfortable alternative to your jeans. They are available in two muted colors and they are really well priced.

5. Banana Republic Straight Fit Corduroy Pant

Photo courtesy of Banana Republic

These cords by Banana Republic have a straight modern fit and better yet, are made of super soft pima cotton. They are a great basic and come in a nice array of colors. I even own a pair myself.

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