I've been looking to pick up about 3 pairs of corduroy pants to wear with casual outfits for Fall/Winter in Maryland. I thought mustard-brown, dark brown, and olive would give me some nice variation, but I'd be willing to sacrifice color preference in the interest of higher quality materials and construction. Hoping to keep the price as low as possible while still getting something that'll last me. Cords and my rubbing thighs don't get along so well so definitely need something a little more rugged and resilient. For this same reason, really slim fits don't work so well for me. I've got a 33" waist and close to 29" thighs last I measured. I'm thinking thin wales might mitigate the catching each leg will do on the other. Considering all of this has led me to two options so far: 1. http://www.josbank.com/1905-tailored-fit-5-pocket-corduroy-pant 2. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Five-Pocket-Corduroys/RR00015,default,pd.html I know brands like Bill's Khakis typically get more recommendations from here but I don't think my budget is very conducive to investing in premium brands such as that. I was wondering if anyone had experience with either of these and which, if either, might warrant my consideration. Any additional recommendations and advice is welcomed. Thanks in advance.