Corduroy Is Soft, Stylish and On-Trend — Here Are Our Favorite Corduroy Pants for Spring 2021

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As you’ve probably noticed, 70s and 80s (and even some 90s) trends are back with a vengeance. One of the most wearable clothing trends to wear right now is men’s corduroy pants. Corduroy can be worn throughout the year and has a soft velvety touch. The most used type of corduroy is the baby wale; which is a very fine corduroy that at first glance doesn’t seem to have any ribbing at all.

The fabric is easy to wear with either a T-shirt or a blazer. Designers have played with the fabric and created various styles of men’s corduroys in joggers, jeans and trousers.

We all need a jolt of new stuff to wear now and then, so scroll on through and find a pair or three of the best men’s corduroy pants that you can rock at home or out and about — even if it’s just a trip to the market.


1.  Bonobos Corduroy Five-Pocket Pants


Bonobos pants are the stuff of legends. No, I’m not using hyperbole here. The company started off as a trousers company, and immediately got rave reviews and very loyal customers. Over time they’ve expanded their offering and now can dress you from head-to-toe. Why do we think their corduroy pants for men are the best overall? Not only do they come in four different fits (tailored, skinny, slim and athletic) but they also come in seven different colors. Which means you could wear a pair every day of the week. These cotton-blend pants have a touch of stretch in them, giving hours of comfort. Best of all, they’re on sale. Normally, they go for $98.00, now you can snag them for $68.00.

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Bonobos Corduroy Five-Pocket Pants



2. Flint & Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants – Slim


Flint & Tinder’s 365 corduroy pants are designed to be worn all year long, hence the “365” tag. Made with stretch, and pre-shrunk, they promise comfort and style. The pants come in three shades and also come in a more relaxed straight fit.

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Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants



3. Topman Wide Leg Corduroy Trousers


If the weekend is a feeling, then Topman expertly captured it and replicated that vibe in their wide-leg trousers. Made from cotton, these pants have a relaxed, yet polished fit. They can be dressed up in a pinch when worn with driving mocs and a crew neck sweater or oversized cardigan. And yes, they can be very, very weekend-friendly with sneakers and a long sleeve tee.

Topman wide leg cord pants in gray Courtesy of Nordstrom

Topman Wide Leg Corduroy Trousers



4. Folk Signal Tapered Cropped Pleated Cotton-Corduroy Trousers


Fashion is slowly shifting towards a wider leg, like loose sweatpants, and if you’re thinking about switching from skinny or slim pants, opt for a test run in these pleated front cords from Folk. They’re made from breathable cotton and have a tapered fit. Tapered is where pants are cut roomier in the thigh and hip, and then slowly narrow down to the ankle. Except these pants are cropped, so they’re just a smidge wider at the ankle than regular tapered pants.

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Folk Signal Tapered Corduroy Trousers



5. Outerknown Townes Slim Fit Organic Cotton Corduroy Trousers


People are becoming more and more aware of the importance of the use of organic and sustainable materials in fashion. Pro Surfer Kelly Slater — together with his creative director (and fellow surfer) John Moore — created Outerknown; a brand devoted to creating clothing that uses fair trade labor when making their garments. Their five-pocket cords are made from organic cotton and have a 70s-inspired flair. Cut as a relaxed skinny pant, they sit at the waist and taper down the leg.

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Outerknown Townes Organic Cotton Corduroy Trousers



6. Izod Tailgate Corduroy Pants


Like a little variety in your life? Izod’s Tailgate cords come in 15 colors, so you’ll never get bored wearing this style. The cotton blend corduroys have front slash pockets, two back button pockets and a slightly relaxed fit.

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IZOD Men's Tailgate Corduroy Pants (Havana Brown, 32W x 32L)



7. L.L. Bean Signature Stretch Washed Corduroy Pants


L.L. Bean’s been pumping out outdoorsmen gear and clothing for a ridiculously long time. Their clothing always hits that sweet spot between utilitarian and comfort. They’ve never been trendy, but trends have been inspired by them. Slightly sporty with its oversized patch pockets, L.L. Bean’s corduroy pants for men have that washed, lived-in look that silently states they’ll be comfortable forever. They’re cut to be fitted at the hip and thigh and are narrower at the knee.

L.L. Bean Washed Corduroy pants in gray Courtesy of L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean Washed Corduroy Pants



8. Moncler Off-White Corduroy Sport Trousers


If a trend is comfortable and has legs it then gets absorbed into normal everyday wear. That’s what happened with athleisure. You can’t say no to athletic cuts and luxe fabrics being used in relaxed quasi-gym wear. Take that aesthetic and combine it with the fact that everyone is working from home, it makes sense to stay in athleisure as long as possible. Moncler gets that. In addition to creating top-of-the-line ski wear, they’ve been known to toss out nifty casual designs. Take their sport trousers; modeled on convertible climbing pants that zip off at the knees, Moncler’s corduroy pants also boast an elasticated waist, two front and two back pockets, and a zippered vent at the cuffs.

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Moncler Off-White Corduroy Sport Trousers



9. Les Tiens Cotton Corduroy Pants


We’ve already established that corduroy is ridiculously soft, and when you find a pair of men’s corduroy pants that are comfortable and fashionable, you know you have a winner. Les Tiens has styled their corduroy pants like track pants down to the elasticated waist, side slit pockets and piping down the legs. They added more comfort by giving them a tapered fit. However, between the tailoring and the fabric, they’ve got a sophisticated appeal. They’ll dress up any event, like going to the market, working from home for hours or going out with friends.

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Les Tiens Cotton Corduroy Pants



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