Corduroy's made a strong showing across countless menswear brands over the past half-decade. The ’70s-favorite fabric is popping up in a range of garments including shirts, blazers, pants and jackets — plus accessories like backpacks and hats.
There is no country dominating the push: American, Japanese and European brands are equally represented. And they’re all in. Chunky wide-wale corduroy is standard. Dusty pinks and greens are offered alongside traditional tans and blues. So if you’re interested in buying some corduroy for your wardrobe, don’t just test the water: Dive in and embrace the range of textures and colors available this season — there are more options now than ever before. These items represent 20 different ways to wear corduroy.
Product selections by Evan Malachosky
Bucket hats are far from basic on their own. But adding cord makes one even more of a statement.
Battenwear's basic Field Cap comes with a tonal logo on the front.
Alex Mill's cord blazer comes with matching pants, meaning, yes, you can wear a cord suit (and you should).
Funnel neck, front pockets, forest-y green cord. It doesn't get better than Patta's cord Hiking Top.
This is Todd Snyder's famous chore coat cut from fine Italian cord.
The zip front jacket is the flattering outerwear option everyone should own.
Slip this on over a T-shirt on unseasonably warm days.
Outerknown's Townes Shirt works as a layer or as an overshirt. It's versatile and made for confusing fall weather.
Because it's black, Portuguese Flannel's Lobo Shirt barely looks corded — until you're up close.
Filson's wide wale Corduroy Shirt is durable and damn good-looking.
I'd bet you've never seen a corduroy sweatshirt before.
Available in a half-dozen colors, BDG's Corduroy Painter Pants mix a workwear silhouette and wide wale cord.
Spice up your usual chinos with interesting texture (aka cord).
These are the matching pants to your corduroy Alex Mill blazer. Get the full suit, especially since, together, it'll cost you less than $300.
Flint and Tinder's best-selling 365 pants...but corded. Count me in.
Outerknown takes the classic five-pocket design and puts a twist on it...with, you guessed it, cord.