Smart Buy - River Island Cords

Looking back, corduroy's old image problem (geography teacher's favourite etc etc) was probably more the result of the cut than the fabric. That baggy elephant-leg style which noone could possibly pull off, least of all Mr Lavenstock. These days, the fit now more closely resembles your favourite pair of denim or even fitted trousers if you're lucky. Making them the perfect winter season addition. And if nothing else, they'll save you from having to wear long johns. (£35, ASOS)

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