Corduroy, velvet’s ribbed cousin, has been a pant staple for both professors and dads alike for years on end. While it’s relatively preppy pant in its roots, the style’s come somewhat full circle by entering the closets of the more fashion-forward in the likeness of not only pants but also shirts, bags and our current favorite, jackets.
The thick corded texture makes for a great barrier against the elements, making corduroy an ideal material to use in some of our favorite jacket styles for fall. It can elevate a simple blazer to a dapper layered option for the cold, add a little visual texture to a trucker jacket or bring a little bit of modern style to your favorite bomber when you want to change things up a bit. No matter the serve, a cool corduroy jacket will keep you looking handsome as hell this season.
To keep you warm, stylish, and just a little formal, we went looking for the best men’s corduroy jackets to sport as fall greets us. Try a few different jacket types from the list of options below with your best fall and winter gear, and stay nice and warm while looking handsome enough to walk a runway.
1. Lauren Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Ultraflex Corduroy Sport Coat
While nightlife is on pause for the time being in most places around the globe, add a little warmth and texture to your winter nightlife rotation when we’re all going out again with this thinly ribbed corduroy blazer from Ralph Lauren. The peak lapel and double button closure give this piece almost tuxedo vibes. Keep it classy and wear it to a high-end Holiday party or your favorite club when they open back up. This is also a great option for date night, even if it’s just a candlelit zoom call. Wear it with faded black jeans, a crisp white button-down, and Chelsea boots, or with grey flannel trousers, some black penny loafers, and a burgundy sweater — it’ll make you look like a guy who drinks his whiskey neat, even if you’re planning on ordering a vodka soda.
2. UO Corduroy Harrington Jacket
BEST CASUAL COAT
Our vibe this season? Autumnal stud. As the leaves change this year we’re stepping out dressed to the 9’s to match, starting off with this cordy Harrington jacket from Urban Outfitters. The designers at Urban clearly already know what we’re looking for before we even know what we’re looking for and with that being said, they absolutely nailed it with this jacket. By subtly exuding corduroy in a baggy yet tapered fit, this jacket acts as a hip top layer to throw onto your look right before you head out the door. Pair it with your favorite thrifted sweater, a graphic tee or a buttoned-down flannel shirt to match your vibe. Available brown, blue, black and teal, pick your poison and strut your stuff all fall long.
3. Everlane Corduroy Shirt
BEST FOR LAYERING
Occasionally, you need a little versatility in your outfit for the day, particularly those late fall/early winter days that start out freezing and promptly change 20 degrees over the course of a few hours. In comes this incredible corduroy shirt jacket from Everlane that’s ready to handle your average awkward temps. Corduroy is perfect for this type of garment, as it’s definitely warm without being too bulky. Wear it over another similar shirt like one of your favorite flannel shirts or a basic t-shirt, then under a peacoat to get options during the day. Alternatively, it can be worn by itself, but it’s typically cut to allow room for another shirt underneath so it may be a little baggy in your regular size.
4. BDG Washed Corduroy Trucker Jacket
BEST FOR CASUAL WEEKEND WEAR
A corduroy trucker jacket is a great fall option. Slightly warmer than the standard denim trucker jacket but with all of the versatility, these are great to wear over chunky sweaters and hoodies and make for a perfect companion when going to a football game or tailgate of some kind. This one has a touch of stretch, and the deep “cadet” navy looks great with some oatmeal-colored chinos, beat up lace-up boots, and your alma mater’s thick Champion hoodie.
5. Cotton On Cord Puffer Jacket
The classic puffer is always an A1 jacket to store in your closet for when the temperatures really begin to drop. Bring the ‘ole puffer a step further with Cotton On’s corduroy puffer in sand that will keep you looking hip and feeling toasty even on the chilliest of days. It runs average in sizing which is always nice to know when ordering online, so it will fit like a glove at your regular sizing. Pair this with your go-to warm hoodie, a tapered pair of joggers and your dopest sneaks to really pull together a look that no one’s ready for.
6. ASOS Design Cord Western Jacket
Is there even a jacket here? Or is this just a blank picture? Haha, camouflage jokes never get old. Anyway, camo is full throttle back in style this season and we can’t be happier about it. The pattern pays homage to the season pretty well in its nature-esque coloration and looks handsome tied into just about any look. We’re repping this jacket with our Tims, ripped jeans and a casual white tee. It doesn’t get more classic than that.
7. Tom Ford Corduroy Trucker Jacket
If you were to draw a Venn diagram of men who want to spend $1,000 on a corduroy jacket and men who like Tom Ford, we’re guessing the overlap would be 100%. Just look at this beauty. The classic denim trucker jacket gets an update courtesy of Tom Ford. This fall coat will go with anything, and the straightforward design will complement any look. We’re guessing you’ll never want to take this off. However, for a truly fashion-forward look, opt for Tom Ford’s cream-colored corduroy trucker jacket instead.
8. HUF Cord Block Mens Jacket
If you haven’t seen a dude rocking anything in colorblock in the past 3 years, there’s a solid chance you really don’t get out much. This corduroy overshirt exudes the colorblock style in a way no other corduroy jacket on the market is doing right now. The monotone colors paired with an eccentric yellow display that autumnal stud look we’re really going for this season, so we’re going to add this to our closets ASAP. We’re pairing this opened up with a cool pair of dark slim fit jeans, a white wifebeater and a gold chain necklace for many weekends to come.
9. Palm Angels Tan Checkered Corduroy Jacket
BEST HIGH FASHION OPTION
Cut to be a tad boxier, and with a checkered design that challenges the traditional lined look, this tan corduroy jacket is going to be a big hit at those parties in Brooklyn when parties are socially acceptable again. It has a nod to the classic styling of a trucker jacket, but the wider cut and pattern that makes a real differentiation here, making the look quite the cool piece. Wear this over a graphic tee, with wider cut black jeans and some Doc Martens boots. And maybe open another credit card line while you’re at it.
10. H&M Corduroy Shacket
BEST BUDGET OPTION
H&M can, on occasion, really nail the execution of a simple garment. As corduroy is known not just for its warmth but also for its durability, this basic shirt jacket from H&M is the perfect budget option with a little bit of spice. Not many corduroy jackets come with zippers, so this is a rare and inexpensive find in terms of corduroy. The all-black coloration will pair perfectly with your favorite pair of Converse, ripped jeans and horizontal striped shirt. Throw on a beanie too while you’re at it for the cherry on top of your fall look.
11. Lee Vintage Modern Sherpa Lined Jacket
BEST FOR WARMTH
What’s great about a trucker jacket is its versatility as a layer. Different variations of trucker jackets, different uses as a layer. This corduroy jacket from budget-friendly Lee is plenty warm just by itself, but pop the collar and wear it under a peacoat and you’ve just created a Frankenstein’s monster of toastiness. This one would look great with dark jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers, or over a flannel shirt and under the aforementioned peacoat with some great boots.
12. Polo Ralph Lauren Corduroy Blazer
Ralph Lauren’s preppy basics have killed this section of the fashion world for decades. Elevated iterations of Prep School uniforms, and the stuff those same types of people wear on weekends, has been Ralph Lauren’s foundation for a long time. It’s also turned him into a billionaire. The army green, trim fit, bit of stretch, and medium width lapel of this option makes it perfect to give a little class to some of your casual outfits this winter. Wear it with light wash jeans and try with the fair isle sweater you see below, or a merino or cashmere turtleneck in a complimentary color.