My new stone corduroys are so much more comfortable than my old ones. The fabric is soft and stretchy. They are by Patagonia and feel quite a lot like the Kut from the Kloth Diana style that I also like. Cords are a favorite jeans alternative for me this year, and I can get away with wearing them to work, too.
These outfits are variations on some I've worn recently; just a couple of elements changed here or there.
1-3 (worn for a day mostly off and to teach a sewing class): stone corduroy skinnies (Patagonia, women's fitted corduroys); teal, green, and taupe mixed print knit tee (made by me); sage merino boyfriend cardigan (Halogen); pewter cutout belt (Fossil); knit shoulder cozy in blues and greens (handknit by a friend); gray moto boots (Frye, Lynn); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).
4-5 (worn for a day of work, setting up an event--jeans allowed!): dark straight leg jeans (Lucky, Sweet Jean); dark brown crew neck tee (Caslon) under black, brown, blue, and sage boucle knit boxy sweater (Two Dog Island); cognac cutout belt (Fossil); gray shimmer oxfords (Naot); not pictured: same trench and bag as above.
Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.