We always associate zippy pairs of cords with crisp, fall weather — and it's a match-up that's time-tested. Once worn by kings and noblemen to keep warm, corduroy has been the material of choice for bundling up while looking cool for a loooong time. And they've stood the test of time too, as evidenced by the cute cord skirts in black-and-white yearbook pics from the '50s and the dapper, textured jackets in our dads' old photos. Nowadays, cords come in super-thin wales (that's the wideness of the ribs), and sleek, slim cuts. Click through for some cute, soft options that you'll love so much, you might just consider replacing your favorite jeans.
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By Malene Birger High Waisted Corduroy Pants, $295, available at Shopbop.
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Rag & Bone Skinny Winter White Corduroy, $176, available at Rag & Bone.
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Zara Corduroy Trousers, $79.90, available at Zara.