Yeah I'm considering black or navy cord. I like the grey poly wool one from this season too but I think that sort of mid-grey can be hard to wear.Can’t go wrong with cord. I also have a homespun wool one that is perfect
Unrelated: This FW16 Pathfinder jacket is what got me in to EG
The corduroy-lined patch pockets, cuffs, and collar are fantastic, especially the latter which has a clasp to keep your neck warm on cold nights. Less practical is the rear "map pocket", which I don't think I've used even once, but it is extremely cool. I love this ripstop color, which goes with pretty much anything, but the (rare?) blackwatch plaid version looks great too.
I feel compelled to write a eulogy for it because I'm finding it increasingly hard to wear: it's cut on the slim side, especially under/around the arms, so it's hard to layer anything underneath. I might casually look for a size up but not sure if this would really fix the issue.
A couple years ago they did an exclusive Pathfinder jacket for Loftman with a more contemporary fit, sans map pocket, and with a stand-up Harrington-style collar in place of the corduroy lined one. I can only hope this means that the concept is still rattling around Daiki's head and that we get a "true sequel" some day.