Updated September 12th, 2016 – Bond’s cords when he visits his ancestral home in Scotland in Skyfall were the All Saints Iggy Corduane Jeans. He wore them with the Barbour X to Ki, the N.Peal teal sweater, the Crockett and Jones Islay boots, and his dad’s shotgun. Supposedly the originals were in the Bitter Chocolate color and priced for about $115.00. The pants were dyed a darker color for the film, as confirmed by this post by jon_1uk on page 3 of this thread on AJB007, which includes a response from All Saints customer service about the modification. So there is still some doubt as to the actual original color of the Iggy Corduanes used in Skyfall. In any event, they’re no longer available unless you can find a pair on Ebay or the forums.
Features Wanted for the All Saints Iggy Corduane Jeans
- 5 pocket style in a slim cut
- Narrow wale cords
- Button fly
- Very dark brown
Best Option for the All Saints Iggy Corduane Jeans
They may be a lighter brown than the All Saints. But when they’re priced under $25.00, they’re kinda hard to beat. And most sizes are still in stock.
Olde School 5 Pocket Cord Pants in Bear Brown: on sale for $19.98 to $27.98
So Target is calling these a “straight, classic fit”. And you can tell they’re trying to push these to a younger skewing market. How else do you explain lines like this from the product description?
“So yeah, you guys out there can’t afford to not have a healthy stash of handsome corduroy pants tucked away in your wardrobe at all times . . .”
100% cotton and sizes 28 to 32 are in stock, all with a 33″ inseam.
Match Slim Fit Cords in 8052 Brown: $19.99 – $28.99
If you’re under 5’10”, the Match Men’s Slim Fit Cords could be a good value option at Amazon U.S. They only have 31″ inseams available. But they also have 4.5 stars after 49 reviews, which ain’t too bad.
Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Bittersweet Rinse Corduroy Pants: on sale for $29.97
A good choice for those of you who want a slim – not skinny – fit. Wish the color was a little darker. But a pair of Levi’s for under $30 is a pretty good deal. Sizing is a bit of a grab bag on Nordstrom Rack, with sizes 30 to 34 available in various inseams.
prAna Saxton Cords in Expresso: $50.97 to $89.00
At Amazon U.S., you’ll find the prAna Saxton Cords in Expresso for $50.97 to $89.00 (seriously, what’s up with that pricing Amazon?). A pair with a 32″ waist goes for about $53.00. These ones have a 34″ inseam, but you can also get a 30″ inseam or 32″ inseam if that works better for you. Whatever the inseam, you need to think about getting these tailored for a slimmer fit.
For bigger guys in the UK and U.S., Ebay seller brands-max has Levi’s 571s in an “Extra Slim” cut. They only have waist sizes 34 and above left in stock.
I usually don’t recommend much from Jos. A. Banks. The price for the quality you get just isn’t there most of the time. But these seem to be an exception. They have 4 out of 5 stars after eleven reviews. And the most of the “unsatisfied” customers state the pants are too slim fitting. Which is actually what we want.
I’ll add more options as I find them, and of course you can share your finds in the comments!