Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Corduroy is having a bit of a moment right now, and what has previously been a divisive fabric is quickly becoming a fan favorite. While we can’t tell you what side of the corduroy debate to be on, we hope these corduroy easy pants make the fabric seem more versatile than ever before. Whether or not you decide to pick yourself up a new pair, we hope you can appreciate how great this waled fabric looks on a pair of laid-back, drawstring waist easy pants.
For some corduroy knowledge and inspiration, you can check out Corduroy – Read Between the Lines of the Waled Fabric
1) Battenwear: Active Lazy Pants
If you’re looking for a pair of cords that are easy to work into a wardrobe then you can’t go wrong with Battenwear‘s Active Lazy Pants. With a stretchy waistband and contrasting drawstring, these roomy cords are comfy as they come, and a great way to add some non-denim pants to your clothing rotation. Available in three neutral colors, these might just be the perfect new cords for you.
Available for $220 from Battenwear.
2) Auralee: Finx Light Corduroy Easy Slacks – Dark Brown
Auralee‘s Finx Light Corduroy Easy Slacks aren’t the most affordable slacks on this list, but they offer a lot for the money. They’re made in Japan from 100% Egyptian cotton and feature an elastic waist with a hidden drawstring, jetted hand pockets, and a single back pocket. The rich chocolate brown tone of these luxurious cords works perfectly with the straight leg cut, which would look fantastic paired with some Converse 70s or some Yuketens.
Available for $465 from Namu.
3) Dr. Collectors: P23 Big Wale Corduroy
Dr. Collectors always offers interesting designs, and the P23 Big Wale Corduroy pants don’t disappoint. Available in thirteen unique colorways (yep, thirteen), these cords are the perfect way to add some color and flair to an otherwise bland outfit. Shown here in the Dusty Pink colorway, these drop-crotch pants feature large patchwork hand pockets and back pockets, an elastic waistband with drawstring, and belt loops. Regardless of how you like to secure your slacks, these pants have you covered.
Available for $265-380 from Trading Post LA.
4) Save Khaki Corduroy Easy Chinos
Looking for a pair of corduroys with a more tapered leg? then Save Khaki‘s Corduroys are the obvious choice. Available in multiple, neutral colors at a very palatable price point, these made-in-the-USA corduroy easy pants are basic, balanced, and beautiful. Beyond the welted back pockets and jeted front pockets, these cords are garment dyed and feature a tonal drawstring to keep things even more streamlined and low key.
Available for $148 from Lost and Found.
5) OrSlow: New Yorker Stretch Corduroy Pant
OrSlow‘s New Yorker Stretch Corduroy Pants are definitely more refined than many of the other pairs on this list, but they still have that quintessential easy-pant style and sold out at a bunch of retailers when they dropped. These Japan-made cords are constructed from a 98%/2% cotton/polyurethane that gives these pants more stretch and comfort along with the elastic drawstring waist. From what we’ve heard, these are super comfortable and are hard to take off. They’re available in three colorways, too, so it’s no surprise that these have sold like hot cakes.
Available for $275 from End.
Plus One – Kapital: BW Corduroy Drunk Stripe Easy Pants
Kapital‘s BW Corduroy Drunk Stripe Easy Pants are far from the only patterned cords on the market, but they’re definitely the most unique. It is Kapital, after all.
They wavy boys feature a unique, vertical sine-wave pattern, extra-wide sashiko drawstring, zipper/snap fly, and a single back pocket. While these are certainly a bit left field, you’d be surprised how wearable they are if you pir them with some plain single color sneaks and a plain sweat or denim jacket.
Available for $372 from Totem.