Dressy Dude Corduroys
January 9, 2012 4:10 PM   Subscribe

I'm in the market for a quality pair of men's corduroy trousers, hopefully in a forest green-ish shade. I'm not liking the (vintage and Land's End) pairs I'm finding because they feel too much like casual pants: the waistbands are kind of flimsy, they're cut like jeans, etc. Recommend for me please a corduroy trouser around $100 or less with a strong waist.

Bonus points for anything made in the developed world or otherwise exemplifying character. Thanks!
posted by Apropos of Something to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Brooks Brothers? Jos. A Bank?
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:15 PM on January 9, 2012

Corduroy trousers *are* casual. That said, they don't have to feel super casual or be cut or designed like jeans. (5-pocket style? No thanks.)

I have a couple pairs of these from LL Bean, and I'm liking them. No green, though.
posted by cardioid at 4:33 PM on January 9, 2012

These are in your price range, green, not cut like jeans, and made in the USA. However, they are not vertical cords, if that matters to you. Don't know about the waistband, but I've heard good things about the durability of the product in general.
posted by hoboynow at 4:38 PM on January 9, 2012

I have a friend who loves these.
posted by juggler at 4:45 PM on January 9, 2012

Best answer: Eddie Bauer? (Good price, too!)
posted by smilingtiger at 4:48 PM on January 9, 2012

Incotex and Mabitex are supposed to be at the best value for really nice trousers. You won't get them new for less than $100 but there are seven pairs of Incotex cords on eBay right now, many in your price range. FYI they often fit slim; if possible I'd check measurements against some pants you already own.
posted by joshuaconner at 11:47 PM on January 9, 2012

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