Corduroys make a comeback this fall. And no, they’re not just for fusty old professors or suburban dads.

The look

1. APC wide wale corduroy trousers, $250,

2. Gucci slim-fit corduroy trousers, $610,

3. Polo Ralph Lauren forest green Suffield straight cords, $172,

4. Uniqlo slim fit corduroy trousers, $48,

5. Zara slim fit corduroy trousers, $59,

Fashion etymology

Vertical ribs that run down cords are referred to as “wales.” The name derives from Middle English meaning “to mark with stripes”.