Natty professors and well-heeled pupils alike have gotten a lot of wear out of these durable duds over the decades, but like all good things, they can be made better. Our Burlingtons update the classic corduroy look by adding a touch of stretch for comfort and fit, and eschewing the traditional 12-wale fabric (that’s 12 ridges per 1.5 linear inches for the poindexters) in favor of an updated 14-wale design that gives the pant a sleeker, more subtle textural profile. Peter’s advice? Bring these versatile big striders into your rotation today. Pair them with one of our soft cotton shirts to go casual, or dress them up with a jacket, tie and your favorite pair of brown brogues.