Even though seemingly everyone and their favorite blogger is on the wide wale bandwagon these days, it's still been difficult finding great cords for F/W 2010. Don't get me wrong, Brooks Brothers' Milano is a sure fire snag, but what if you wanted to step outside of the box? Well, Polo has just released their Corduroy Icon Pant as part of this new Rugged Icons capsule collection for the upcoming holiday season. As I'm sure you can imagine, the collection is full of archive pulls and updated modern touches - pretty much the story of everything going on in menswear right now. So, back to these cords for a second. The flat front numbers are unique in that the heavy material is paired up with various colors (ranging from the bolder side of normal to some serious "go to hell" intensity) and feature some nice details - specifically, a back cinch and reinforced seat. The bright colors plus the rugged details make for a very cool pair of pants. Overall, it's a look more commonly seen on five pocket cords, which resemble jeans more than anything else, and not wide wale "trousers". The classic straight fit might turn some people off, but pants in this cut will look very good paired up with heavier boots (not tucks please). I'd recommend buying a pair with an inseam longer than what you usually wear so your tailor can cuff these. I've said it before and I'll say it again, heavy weight pants deserve a serious anchor.