Corduroy pants have been here since the 70s, and just like the afro, it’s making a comeback. History has it that when it first hit the market, it came in only two colors (brown and green) and only librarians wore them.
However, corduroy pants have remained marketable because, unlike denim, they are easy to wear and maintain. They also don’t have the discomfort of wool or denim trousers. With corduroy pants, it’s a different case entirely. It was soft to feel, light to wear, and stylish.
Finding the best clothes to wear with your corduroy pants can sometimes be challenging. We’ve done the heavy lifting by reviewing some of the best clothes to wear with corduroy pants. Let’s go!
1. T-shirt on corduroy pants
Every man must have this pair in his wardrobe for good measure. It just has to be among the clothes your children should inherit from you when you grow old and can only wear a robe😀. A shirt and corduroy pants work for almost any outing. A game, to the restaurant, to work on a Friday, or walk in the park with bae. It’s such a relaxed outfit but still shows you have style and personality. It shows potential, too, that you can switch things up and go a notch higher if you want to. This is definitely a balanced outfit on its own.
2. Buttoned down shirt on corduroy pants
If you’re a geek, we finally have something for you. This outfit is perfect for those who don’t have time to be creative with their outfit choice for special occasions. Instead of having your friends come to your house to dress you up, you could surprise them and show up in this outfit. It is casual and responsible and allows you to keep your glasses on. A quick suggestion would be to wear brown corduroy pants and a white shirt. If you want, you could add a tie.
3. Hoodies on corduroy pants
This will be the ideal outfit to wear to your favorite park on a cold winter day. Corduroy pants are closely knitted, providing the warmth needed for your lower half (not so many pants can do that for you). Pair it with your favorite hoodie, and you are good to go. You could wear this to work if permitted because although a hoodie might seem playful, corduroy pants give it the hint of seriousness it needs for the event. Unlike in the 70s, when it came in just two colors, corduroy pants now come in a variety of colors, so you won’t have to worry if your hoodie would find a match with corduroy pants; it definitely would.
4. Shirt and an overcoat on corduroy pants
This easily gives off the CEO vibes. You know the Christian Gray kind of feeling, right? That’s what you get with this combination. Now let’s see, color suggestions would be brown or burgundy colored pants, a buttoned-down white shirt, and a black overcoat. Macho Man!Alpha male! Christian Gray! Al-Pacino! are all on this outfit, and you would be nothing less when you try it. All these, paired with black shoes, can get you on the way, straight to Hollywood.
5. Plaid shirt on corduroy pants
This gives a “welcome home” kinda vibe. You see a man dressed like this, and you automatically feel safe. A plaid shirt on corduroy pants gives this cool and calm outlook, and we all love it. It’s a mature dress combination that even older men can wear and still look stylish. Our color suggestions are tan corduroy pants white plaid shirt. The lines and stripes across the shorts could be either blue or green, then paired with nice sneakers or boots, whichever you feel more comfortable with.
6. Shirt and blazer on corduroy pants
This combo gives off the corporate vibe and can be a regular work outfit. The shirt and pants are quite casual on their own, but with the blazer, it goes all the way up and becomes a fit for the office, business meetings, and everything work-related. Color suggestions are brown corduroy pants, white shirts, and a velvety blazer. Why a velvety blazer? Because it’s of a similar fabric texture as the corduroy pants, which makes it a perfect combination.
7. Sweatshirt on corduroy pants
This is a perfect combo for a night out with the guys on a cold day in December. Your top is covered as well as your bottoms 😉. So it is a cool outfit as it offers all the right protection against cold weather. Color suggestions are yellow or hue-colored corduroy pants with a grey sweatshirt or a navy blue sweatshirt. You could wear a shirt and tie inside your sweatshirt to switch the look from casual to corporate within a minute.
8. Shirt and denim jacket on corduroy pants
A perfect outfit for partying or clubbing. This just gives absolute Friday night vibes. So when you wonder what you would wear to a party in winter without worrying about getting cold, this is the combination for you. It is relaxed, playful, giddy, and still protective. Color suggestions – blue corduroy pants, grey or red shirt (could be a polo shirt or bottom-down shirt), and a denim jacket over the shirt. For extra spice, you could go for a ripped denim jacket. Classic party outfit.
9. Shirt and leather jacket on corduroy pants
We’re going straight to color suggestions because we are too excited about this one. So dark red corduroy pants work perfectly with a black polo shirt, topped with a black leather jacket. To give it an ultimate kick, we suggest white sneakers, preferably ones with designs in red or black. Another great idea is the same dark red corduroy pants, a grey or white shirt, then a brown colored leather jacket. This gives us the “cool” guy vibes—simple, cool, calm, and mature look.
10. Turtleneck and blazer on corduroy pants
As always, we suggest getting a velvety blazer to match the fabric of the corduroy pants. Our color suggestions for this outfit are a little out of the regular comfort zone. So, if you feel confident in yourself, go for it, and we assure you you won’t regret it: color suggestions – green corduroy pants and a green velvet blazer. The turtleneck could be a white or cream color. Something that brightens up the whole outfit. The shoes would be brown. A perfect combination to wear for that big presentation you have, and we are sure your outfit would score you points.
We understand that corduroy pants still have the label of clothes for way older men or, some would say, for boring people, but we assure you, if you try out any of our suggestions, you would definitely stand out from the crowd. So don’t doubt yourself because corduroy pants have made a massive comeback, and you have to be part of this glorious venture… Chao!