Who makes great cords?

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  1. minimal

    minimal Senior member

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    I'm looking for a great pair of cords, in dark brown. Requirements: straight leg, little visible branding, in a 34 length. I've seen the J.Crew cords, they just aren't particularly well made, and am hoping to do better.

    Basically, what is the equivalent of my APC Rescue's, only in dark brown corduroy? (Don't say APC, their cords run very short, or at least they did last year).

    Thanks in advance!

    Minimal
     
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    Well I know True Religion makes cords. I see them at the Nordstrom Rack here in spokane all the time
     
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    Call me crazy but I bought a pair of dark brown cords from the Old Navy and I wear them alot. The price was good, I find the fit to be great and after lots of wear they get some good character to them.
     
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    from the Men's Clothing forum but it might give you some ideas:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...light=corduroy

    highly, highly recommend Barry Bricken's from STP. and they're unhemmed so as long as you're not longer than a 38" inseam, i think you should be ok.

    -Jeff
     
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    chim Well-Known Member

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    dior homme makes some great cords, if you can swing the price tag
     
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    I'm looking for a great pair of cords, in dark brown. Requirements: straight leg, little visible branding, in a 34 length. I've seen the J.Crew cords, they just aren't particularly well made, and am hoping to do better.

    Basically, what is the equivalent of my APC Rescue's, only in dark brown corduroy? (Don't say APC, their cords run very short, or at least they did last year).

    Thanks in advance!

    Minimal


    marc by marc jacobs?
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    RLPL, Paul Smith, Martin Margiela are some nice ones I've seen lately.
     
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    Loro Piana has some very nice ones.. for around 300, I believe.

    What do you call the ones with the very thin cording?
     
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    Loro Piana has some very nice ones.. for around 300, I believe.

    What do you call the ones with the very thin cording?


    Fine Wale?
     
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    minimal Senior member

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    Well I know True Religion makes cords. I see them at the Nordstrom Rack here in spokane all the time

    I saw a pic of them, they looked great, til I saw the back. *Way* too much brand ID on the rear pockets for my taste. It killed me, they really looked terrific from the front. If there was a way to remove those "double horseshoes" or whatever they are I'd get them.

    But thanks for the thought, at least we're on the same track.
     
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    Thanks everyone, you've given me some great leads. I'll post the result, M.
     
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    The problem with most cords (like JCrew) is that the rise is too high, making the wearer look like an old man.

    Ralph Lauren had some corded cargo pants with lower rise last year that weren't bad -- but they were cargo pants. Let us know if you find anything good.
     
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    Gap had some cords a few years back that fit fairly well. Don't know if they have any this season.
     
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    minimal Senior member

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    BR has some this season
    http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...scid=414896012


    Unfortunately, boot cut and no brown.

    One problem with the STP/loropiana cords is that the cut is not a streetwear cut, which I characterize as being more like jeans: straight leg, low-to-medium rise, fine wale, and positively NO pleats of any kind.

    I realize this sounds a little particular. But you made me this way, so live with it!

    The Dior Homme ones look *perfect*. Not the right color, and insane $, but I may have to try them on and see if they hook me.
     

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