Would you like some duck pants to go with your duck boots? If you answered "yes" to this question please continue reading. L.L. Bean is getting new F/W 2010 arrivals on the daily and some fantastic embroidered corduroy trousers just popped up. These olive 100% cotton cords stand out thanks to their mallard embroidery and are your F/W answer to the plethora of critter gear available for warmer seasons. These are easily some of the coolest pants I have seen recently, but take a certain type of guy to pull off. Despite the slightly overstated nature of critter gear in general, there is something classic about embroidered pants. If your cold weather kits are understated to begin with (solid OCBD's, peacoat, Bean boots) it never hurts to have one great statement item for those days when you're feeling it - can't say for sure what "it" is, but you know it when you wake up in the morning. My only issue here is Bean's Classic Fit. Yeah, it's "trim" by their standards, but that usually shapes up to around a 9" leg opening, which can feel pretty massive. It's just right for some and pretty far off the mark for others. I'm gonna grab them unfinished and hit my tailor for a quick taper and 2" cuff. Of course, L.L. Bean will cuff them free of charge, but keep in mind they do a 1". Hold up, I gotta go get my Zapper.