We’re just a month into 2024, but we already have the intel on the denim alternative that fashion people are setting aside their jeans for. It takes a lot, but every so often something comes along that makes us completely overlook our beloved denim. In the past that’s looked like a glorious skirt trend or a chic pair of trousers, but no matter what form a jeans alt comes in, it has some large shoes to fill. Right now, it’s none other than corduroy pants that are going head-to-head with our go-to jeans, and once you see the level of effortlessness and chill they bring, you might just find yourself reaching for a pair, too.
In fact, there’s never been a better time to swap your blues for some cords—denim brands have started released corduroy versions of their most popular jean silhouettes, from The Row and their viral Eglitta Jeans to Levi’s popular Baggy Dad Jeans and plenty more options in between. On the 2024 runways, we’ve spotted standout corduroy pant looks in Loewe’s and Fendi’s menswear collections, providing even more styling inspiration for the look. Up ahead, discover the corduroy pants trend that fashion people are replacing their jeans with and, as always, shop the most popular pairs on the market.