While they have always been a staple for us, we feel like corduroy pants are going to be bigger than normal this year. It seems like all of our favorite brands have a great pair available, and we are honestly having trouble deciding which ones “need” to end up in our possession before the year is out. Some may consider cords a viable option for more formal occasions, but we tend to prefer them in a more casual setting. In our opinion, the best pair of cords is one that can be worn whenever and wherever you would wear a pair of jeans. A perfect example are the 5-pocket Straight Fit Cords ($59.50) by Lands End Canvas.
With all of the same features as your favorite pair of jeans (other than the denim of course), these cords are built to stand up to just about anything. Made of a soft 14-wale corduroy, the cords are definitely noticeable on these pants, but not to the point of being so wide that they scream “look at me I am wearing cords!” With a color palette that is perfect for this time of year, the 5-pocket cords are currently available in brown umber (shown), khaki, merlot, expedition green, and washed black. If we had to choose, we would probably stick with one of the earth tones, but, honestly, none of the colors are a bad choice. Thanks to Lands End Canvas and their 5-pocket Straight Fit Cords, our search for a well priced pair of all purpose corduroy pants is officially complete.