On Sale at MyHabit: Scott James Gert Cord Trousers, $59 (from $175)

I’ve written in the past about how hard it is to find corduroy pants for under $100 that are cut like trousers instead of five-pocket pants. In my ongoing search, the product photos and description for these cords from Scott James intrigued me enough to take a chance on them. It’s always a bit risky trying a brand you’re no familiar with, but I’m glad I did.

The pictures make it obvious that these fit the bill for corduroy trousers, with some nice details to boot, like the extended tab closure, front coin pocket, and split waistband.

But they’re also representative of another rare kind of casual pant–slim-fitting 8-wale corduroys. Wide-wale cords tend to be more casual, but when fuller-fitting they can look kind of frumpy. The Scott James trousers are anything but–they actually look too slim in the product photo, judging by how they fit the model. In person, however, I found the trousers fit rather well, keeping in mind one caveat: they are mercilessly true-to-size. If you get a pair, opt for your true waist size and not the “vanity” size sold in department stores. Sized correctly, you’ll get a great-looking and great-fitting pair of mid-rise cords that skim the thighs and gently taper below the knee to a not-too-narrow leg opening– about 7.75" for the size 34 I wear.

I should note that the wales only appear on the outside of the fabric, so you won’t be able to cuff these trousers. I figure that also means they don’t insulate as well, but I found them quite warm.

I picked up a pair in the camel color pictured above, but these are also available in navy, grey, and olive–the latter of which I’m thinking of picking up for myself. There are still quite a few sizes available, but stock is low, so get them while you can.


Just found him, amazing <3 Scott James- Garden


speck in the spectrum- Scott James 


Omfg, this guy is AMAZING. WHY is he not famous?


Scott James - My Road

This is Scott James a singer/songwriter from the USA. His influences are John Mayer, Jeff Buckley and Bob Dylan. It is worth to look around on his channel. The songs are a little bit romantic and something between calm and peaceful. 

“I discovered my love of music at a very young age and it has defined my life ever since – singing, songwriting, composing, performing. There is something about music that clarifies life and allows me to express my feelings in the most honest way. It’s hard to describe, but I know my life would be empty without it.

Many people ask how I would describe my music and that’s always a tricky question for me. John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, and Bob Dylan have been major influences, but I have my own unique style and continue to explore where the music takes me. The highs and lows of life inspire my writing. I want my listeners to feel like they can relate my songs to what they’re going through in their own lives. I also have a passion for playing guitar – it’s an amazing instrument and when played can help convey so many emotions. I have pop, rock and soul influences, but to me the genre doesn’t matter, because no matter what you call it, the music is what it is.” - Scott James