Smart Buy - Browns Corduroy Trousers

Judging from these trousers, corduroy that doesn't look like corduroy will become the new denim. Yes, we can't really follow that either. The issue with wide wale corduroy is that it's near impossible to look like anything other than a retired schools inspector, especially in their traditional 'elephantitis' cut. These corduroy trousers (£175, Browns) avoid that problem by using a thin wale corduroy and slimming down the cut while maintaining the central crease. The only thing stopping you is that extra stone you're still carrying around from Christmas.

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