Review: J. Crew Corduroys

One of my favorite items from J. Crew has delightfully been brought back this season. I am really thrilled with J. Crew’s present offerings and the way they’ve looked back to their classics for their current collection. I have had at least one pair of J. Crew corduroys since high school, and the two in my wardrobe are wonderful workhorses. I love to wear cords in the fall and winter. Not only are they nicer than jeans, they are more comfortable as well. I can wear them for appointments, for a nice lunch, a visit to a club, and school pickup without looking out of place. 

The cords themselves have that great and elusive straight leg—not too wide, not too narrow—and are just about the right length for me. I find they run true to size, if not a smidge on the larger size, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a tailor or a belt. The waist is high, which is my preference. While I’d prefer a wider wale (does anyone else remember the blog The Wide Wale??), the wale on these cords is pretty good, and not too narrow. I’ve had really good luck with these, and wholeheartedly recommend!

I snapped this picture on my way back to my office from an appointment—true “street style!” I’d generally wear these cords this way outside of the city, and pair them with a trench and black shoes for the city, but I liked this combination so much I stuck with it!

Outfit details:

Shoes: Brown Belgians with black piping

Trousers: J. Crew vintage straight corduroys* (this color isn’t offered any longer, but I have the navy pair as well and love it!)

Belt: Tory Leather

Sweater: Everlane cashmere turtleneck*

Jacket: Vintage Barbour Bedale*, from my mother

Earrings: Mikimoto*, from my mother

Bag: Longchamp Le Pliage*

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