How to Wear Corduroy Pants

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?

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


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

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


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


jacket: Acne Studios  | tee: Reiss | sneakers: Tretorn

hat: Wood Wood | bag: Carhartt WIP

SG Says: Pop neons against neutrals to brighten up a rainy day


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


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.

/ Shop #SGapproved corduroy pants /

J.Crew, $88

Todd Snyder, $99

Club Monaco, $48 (on sale)

Banana Republic, $143

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