Looking for professional type gray mid/narrow wale corduroy trousers - where?

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    razl Senior member

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    I'm looking for a polished, semi-professional pair of mid-to-dark gray, mid/narrow 10-or better wale corduroy trousers and just can't seem to find any. Just to be clear, I'm looking for gentlemen's type trousers here; side slash pockets, a regular fit without skinny legs or low rise stuff.

    I got a pair of Incotex that the rise was too short (plug: I'm selling them in sig) and I just got a pair of non-returnable Canali's that were too slim (surprising, since most Canali trousers I've had have been generous sized), those will be on B&S by tomorrow. I have found the Lands End ones, but at 8 wale, they're a bit too casual plus I hate the flaps on the back pockets.

    In years past I thought they were all over the place, but this year gray seems to be "out", or am I missing somewhere obvious? All the other usual places - jpress, bb, orvis, etc. - nobody seems to have them.

    Appreciation to anyone who has pointers!
     


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    Follow up - cross posting from Recent Purchases just in case someone else finds it useful. The hunt for these was way, way longer than I thought it would be. I figured they'd be everywhere, but - nope. Apparently, very hard to find - at least this season (which is the first time I'd ever been looking):


     
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    I dunno, for me the idea of gray cords feels like an awkward mash of a formal colour with an informal fabric. I wouldn't wear gray chinos, and I wouldn't wear gray cords either...maybe this is why they were so hard to find? :/
     


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    That's interesting; I suppose I was so smitten with the idea I hadn't considered they may be an abomination of sorts. I will note that I was looking specifically for the trouser configuration (as you said with the chinos) and not the "jeans" variety. Still, I'm only thinking about them for cold weather romping (well, as cold as it gets in Florida, which is at best, more like a deep Fall) and think they'll stand in great with other fall staples.

    You may be right though - maybe they were hard to find because, well, they shouldn't be done. We'll see :)
     


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    Last winter I bought a pair of gray cords as the original poster describes and they are among my favorite (winter) business casual trousers. They're as easy to color coordinate as mid-gray flannels and I find similar uses for them (for example, I wear them with a navy blazer or any darker blue, textured jackets). They are also wool rather than cotton corduroy, so they are lighter weight, but just as warm as my other cords. I like them a lot.
     


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