There’s a bit of a chill in the air, especially in the morning, but by midday the temperatures are back above seventy. This fluctuation makes it tricky to dress and stay comfortable all day. For your upper body you can always rely on layering but that doesn’t quite work for your lower body. Trends like shorts worn on the outside of pants or zip-off pants are best left in the 80′s or on your backpacking trip. Instead, try a lightweight corduroy like the Navy Trains by Bonobos ($98), that combines autumnal texture with summer comfort.
More appropriately called pinwale, lightweight corduroy is the result of your favorite corduroy and seersucker fabrics meeting up, falling in love and producing one handsome offspring. It has the texture similar to heavier corduroys while still maintaining some of the lighter cooling properties of seersucker, which makes it perfect for this transitional period. The Navy Trains come with all the Bonobos staples – magic in the seat, curved waist band, a thigh cut that’s not too loose or too tight, free shipping and free returns. And if this is your first purchase, use the code “GLP” at checkout for 15% off your total.