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If, and How, You Wear Corduroy Pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mensimageconsultant, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    Here is the long-awaited (or dreaded) poll, spiced up with extra questions.

    The poll portion is simple. If you answer Yes to it, then please describe how you wear corduroy pants. For example, do you wear a pair with an odd jacket? With a tie? With a dress shirt or another type of shirt? If you answer No, it would be nice if you'd explain why, assuming you don't spend all your time in the tropics.
     


  2. garmentmerchant

    garmentmerchant Senior Member

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    IMO Cords were played out in the 90s grunge era. Dont get me wrong I used to wear cords all the time I just got tired of them, i ditched them after high school and never looked back.
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    I wear thin wale slim-fit cords for casual wear, only.
     


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    Slim 5 pocket thin wale cors could stand in for jeans easily. I have 2 pair from jcrew in the narrowest fit, and like them very much. Could work casual with a tee, or dressed up with a shirt and tie (pref something less formal, like an Oxford shirt and wool tie) with a nice odd sportcoat.
     


  5. rjmaiorano

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    I wear thin wale slim-fit cords for casual wear, only.

    +1. I'm a big fan of these.

    Also a pair or two of brushed cotton ones that'll be paired with a casual blazer ain't bad.
     


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    I love cords with tweed.
     


  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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  8. JLibourel

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    I like cords for cool-weather wear. I pair 'em with a tweed jacket and tie (preferably a wool tie) and also with a sports shirt, depending on the situation. I am happy that I was more or less oblivious to the Grunge movement, so its votaries didn't spoil cords for me.
     


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    eHaberdasher Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    I must have at least 12 pair of cords - all flat front in various conservative colors. I wear them most commonly with sweaters of all styles, and also with shirts with more heft than the average dress shirt. I prefer wide wale cords, but enjoy wearing thin wale as well.
     


  10. Will

    Will Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Pants are underwear and I prefer a finely knitted cotton to corduroy.

    I do like the stuff for trousers though.
     


  11. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    I wear cords year round but for casual occasions. So with a polo, t-shirt or untucked button up shirt
     


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    Thin wale or really wide wale in black, winter white, and shades of dark brown........all hemmed with no break and a 1 - 3/4" cuff.........andP paired with suede or cordovan boots.

    Tops vary from tweed sports jackets , sweaters yo suede coats.
     


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    I've worn wide wale cords in the cooler months for years -- with an odd jacket or without for business casual at the office or nights out. This season I got some pin wale cords for more casual occasions. They remind me of high school, but unlike a lot of the stuff I wore in high school (25 years ago), I feel I can still get away with wearing them. I haven't worn them with a jacket yet; but I think I would wear them as I would wear jeans.
     


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    slim fit cords, with some nice boots and a sweater, maybe a leather jackets if its cold.

    cords are (IMHO) classic casual wear, obviously don't try to make it more than that?
     


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    I wear them casually around the house in the autumn and winter with a flannel open neck shirt, and with a tweed jacket, poplin or flannel shirt and tie when out and about. I prefer wide-wale cords with pleats and turn-ups.
     


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