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Mañana Elastic Waist Cords

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30" Inseam 32" Inseam 34" Inseam
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Mañana Elastic Waist Cords: Designed for those slothful, joyful, semicomatose days when your mañana principle (Do nothing today that can be put off until tomorrow) is fully operational. The wavy, 100% cotton corduroy may be the softest fabric ever woven. And the elasticized waist with drawstring allows for a fit as easy and undemanding as a pair of PJ bottoms. With quarter front pockets, button-fly, and button-through back pockets. Machine wash. Relaxed Fit. Imported.

Men's Sizing

Chest 34-
Neck 14-
Sleeves 33-
Waist 28-

Men's Tall Sizes - Select shirt and outerwear styles are available in Tall sizes (woven items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length; knit items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length).
Note: Men's Tall sizes are generally made to fit guys over 6' tall.

Men's Shirt Fits

Classic Fit: Easy and comfortable on most men. A traditional American cut.
Relaxed Fit: Generous and roomy. Ideal for layering.
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-882-4323

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 42 reviews)

November 10, 2019
"Great fit"
By Eileen Shurtleff
Logan, UT
November 09, 2019
"Best lounging Pants for every adult male member of the family! I buy them every Christmas for my husband and 3 sons-in-law. They don’t want any other kind. Please do not ever discontinue them. And thank you for the half price sale this holiday season!"
By Kathleen
San Antonio, TX
November 08, 2019
"Best pants ever. My husband changes out of work clothes into these pants every night."
October 07, 2019
"I purchased a pair of these cords about six years ago and needed replacements. Sadly, the quality of this product has fallen far short of the previous pair: thin material, poor and uneven stitching. "
By Tom Wittenberg
September 21, 2019
"Nice feel, comfy, good for fall and winter."
December 19, 2018
"These cords are wonderful--especially the loose fit and waist draw string."
December 13, 2018
"I really liked these cords, very comfortable, look great with a sweater! But unfortunately, the quality is so poor, these rip very easily. After a wash or two, these wear out so fast. I’ve had two pair rip (big rips, too big to sew) while I was doing minimal movements – picked up a pen I dropped, and rip! They’re not tight on me, loose & comfortable, just such low quality material. Too bad, I really like them. 5 pair, down to 3 pair now – pair 4 & 5 were replacements for initial purchase! :("
November 09, 2018
"Seat ripped after one week. Terrible quality."
By Steven Royster
Maplewood, NJ
October 19, 2018
"Love soft comfortable fabric"
By David Oei
New York, NY
October 10, 2018
"This is a fine product. I returned it because it's not right for me. The corduroy is not terribly plush but it's soft to the touch and light. The fit is straight and nicely fitted but I like things a lot more relaxed. My only real beef quality-wise is that the inside material feels rough and bumpy. Otherwise this is a light (for corduroy), handsome product at a very reasonable price."
April 24, 2018
"perfect - thanks"
By Didier Chatelain
Murrieta, CA
April 10, 2018
"These are my go-to pants in the fall and winter because they are not too warm. They’re light and soft and wash very well. Also, they get a better feel with age. I now have two pairs for alternating days. "
By ronald w feeback
morrisville, PA
February 13, 2018
"I have these pants in all colors and have been wearing them for years. Great fit and very durable."
By ronald w feeback
morrisville, PA
January 30, 2018
"Great pants. I have been buying and wearing these for years."
January 24, 2018
"Love the fit, color and style...HOWEVER, after a dozen or so times worn, and following proper care instructions, the seat became very worn, threadbare with holes. Had to patch them. Now, a hole has appeared on the front right thigh area. A second pair, different color, has not had these problems, but have only worn them 3 times. We'll see. At this point, I am questioning the durability and overall quality of the material."
January 18, 2018
"The best casual pants I’ve ever owned. Size is true, workmanship is superb and I am a big fan of button flys. Just wish the same design was available in a lighter fabric for summer wear as well."
By C.C.
Los Angeels, CA
October 22, 2017
"Comfort, comfort, comfort. I ordered 2 more pairs. I wear a 32 inseam on dress slacks. 30 worked perfectly for me. For comfort, I prefer to wear this cut of casual pant lower on the waist. "
February 14, 2017
"The pants fit perfectly & the quality looks very good. My husband is very happy with his purchase."
By Tim Quinn
Gold River, CA
December 30, 2016
"I was looking for a more comfortable fit in hip and seat..."
December 10, 2016
"I ordered these pants for my husband. We had purchased a pair previously and were very pleased with everything about them. The quality is great and they are very attractive and comfortable to him. We are very disappointed that this pair is too tight through the waist and upper hip. Same size we ordered last time. Sizing should always be consistent."
November 23, 2016
"Always great products and customer service from this company!"
By bill
Evergreen, CO
November 16, 2016
"comfortable and well made"
By Stephen
St. Robert, Missouri
December 19, 2015
"Yes, these pants are comfortable and soft, but I really have a problem with the 3-button fly. Whoever dreamed this up should be forced to wear these pants and then have mittens duct taped to their hands for a day. That'll show 'em! Put in a zipper and charge a little more."
By Barb
Albuquerque, NM
December 17, 2015
"I bought these pants for my husband as a gift. He has had three other pair that he wore until they gave out! They are nice and thick for winter. I would definitely recommend these."
By Dave
Grand Rapids
October 09, 2015
"These are really nice, comfortable. Reminds me of old jeans I had with the buttons. A longer rise would be nice."
By Alex
Boulder, CO
September 15, 2015
"I love these pants.. Soft, relaxed, wide wales, and comfort waist! I have the chocolate brown color, which pair with any color shirt. I hope Territory Ahead continues to make these corduroys for years to come."
By Teach
Greenfield MA
April 17, 2015
"Cords: nothing more comfortable. These cords FIT my body. 5'5.5", slim. I wish for cool weather so I can wear them. I have 5 pairs...need say more?"
By Wlalter
Roanoke, VA
January 29, 2015
"Love these pants."
By buffmanj
September 11, 2014
"I love the wide-wale fabric of these cords as well as the Mocha color. I, too, am not crazy about button-flys, but my real problem with them is that, for me, they have a very "dated" look about them. What I mean is that the rise is very long(up to my belly button), so I either have to wear them really high on my waist(which is hard to do in a beltless pant) of have a lot of extra, loose, unflattering fabric around my crotch and lower butt."
By Scooter
Western MA
April 29, 2013
"Initially I wasn't crazy about these. But I gave them a second chance and now I absolutely love them. I'll be disappointed when it gets too hot to wear them in evenings as they have become my favorite pants for laying around the house."
By Mitt
November 12, 2012
"Where to start? These pants have positively impacted near all aspects of my life. The plush, baby's bottom smooth material and hip design style of these cords have ushered in a new era of comfort. Furthermore, its the Mananas that I attribute to the rekindling of my marriages, instilling a commanding confidence in business matters (free enterprise, anyone anyone?), and lastly restoring my MIND BODY SOUL connection allowing me to zen out after a grueling day on the trail. Ordered the wifeys to grab up the entire inventory and have not had need to wash them so I can't speak to how they hold their color. All in all, one thrilled customer you've won in me. P.S. Added BONUS, my kids friends all refer to me as the "cool dad" since the purchase."
By jimia
University Heights, Ohio
November 02, 2012
"Look good dressed up and down. Very comfortable to wear and look great with a sweater! If you use a coupon code they are a really good buy!"
By killerjimbo
Reading, Pa.
June 03, 2012
"These pants are so very comfortable that i reach for them before jeans for casual relaxing evenings. The "BUT" comes in for the button fly which is soooo cumbersome to open and close. Please Territory Ahead put a zipper fly in these pants."
By Luke
Custer, SD
March 04, 2012
"My manana cords fit great and really look sharpe. I love them!"
By memoos
minneapolis minnesota
January 27, 2012
"My husband loves these pants and so do I. They aren't baggy for pull-ons and the quality of the fabric is PERFECT. I wish they had them all year round. I can't wait to get the summer weight Zephere pants I just ordered."
By Debo
San Carlos, Mexico
January 26, 2012
"I bought these for my husband who is in a leg brace for a torn achilles tendon. They are SO comfortable, he loves them and looks better than living in his ratty old sweatpants!!! Color, size, and comfort all that was advertised."
By BusyinMontana
January 26, 2012
"These pants are great for Sundays, when I just want to sit around and watch football. Very comfortable, and warm."
By 1888
January 26, 2012
"These pants fit great . The fabric has a very nice feel . I have worn them off and on for over 30 days and they look and feel like new."
January 26, 2012
By AlanD
New Harmony, IN
January 26, 2012
"Item is just as described, very good quality comfortable and the color is much richer than shown. I bought these on sale and they were an excellent value."
By Suzyolive
New York
January 26, 2012
"These pants are terrific! My husband wears them for lounging, but also feels comfortable keeping them on if he has to go out of the house. Oregano is a very neutral green. The pants wash and dry beautifully. He's planning to buy another pair in black."
By Sophie
Galveston, Texas
January 02, 2012
"I bought my husband two pairs of the manana cords, one in black and the other in thyme. He loves them and wears them almost daily (he's retired). I tried to get a third pair in chino, but they were back ordered for quite a long time, but finally just before Christmas this year they were available. When he got the new ones in chino, he noticed that the elastic in the waist did not have nearly as much "give"as it did in the older pairs he has. He is really disappointed and wishes you had not changed the elastic. Also, he does not care for the mocha color. Do you think you might add a charcoal grey or a dark blue color and go back to the old way you did the elastic in the waist? If you make these changes, you'll sell two more pair of pants!"