I saw some dress corduorys on sale at Lands End...but, I am not really certain how they are diffrent from regular corduroys that we have come to known and love. Although I might be able to get away with it, I cant see myself wearing dress cords with a shirt and tie...but I do like the 10 wale style of them. Any ideas why they are "dress" cords? What do cotton dress cords have that are different from the regular style cords? They are all 100% cotton.