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Are chinos chavvy?

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    (Original post by s.a.u)
    Only the drop-crotch, cropped ones, carrot-fit ones, and any from Ark
    This.

    Normal fit chinos are fine, carrot fit and drop crotch are for mongs!
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    (Original post by slacker07906)
    Well are they or not? I'm confused!
    Are you buying straight leg chinos in a sensible colour to wear with a button up shirt and smart leather shoes and belt? If so, no.

    Otherwise yes.
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    I don't think so, as long as you wear them right
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    Less chavvy than tracksuits, that's for sure.

    Edit: Of course they're gonna have an element of chaviness because so many chavs wear them, but tbh they're just trousers, I don't see the fuss.
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    Not really but chavs are starting to wear them thinking that they are cool
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    (Original post by slacker07906)
    Well are they or not? I'm confused!
    If you're asking a forum you're obviously going to get more than one opinion on the matter.

    My 2 cents is that unless you're going to style them out like you're Chuck Bass, then they look ridiculously cheap and unappealing. They just scream "Ladies, I'm a tool"
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    This is just an experiment, I'm going to tot up just how many images I can find of boy band 'One Direction' toting them.

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    Regardless of whether it has become synonymous with the modern chav, it's certainly become premium douche-wear.
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    This is just an experiment, I'm going to tot up just how many images I can find of boy band 'One Direction' toting them.

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    Regardless of whether it has become synonymous with the modern chav, it's certainly become premium douche-wear.
    To me, they don't look chavvy! To be honest, I think they look really good on some of them!
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    I honestly don't get the hate for One Direction! They are just 5 normal lads doing well for themselves! I would love to be in their position!
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    (Original post by slacker07906)
    I honestly don't get the hate for One Direction! They are just 5 normal lads doing well for themselves! I would love to be in their position!
    What, a bunch of talentless knobs who will be standing in the dole queue five years from now? Really? You'd love that?
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    Tbf, many of my university professors/lecturers wear chinos instead of jeans, and they look great with a shirt on. i think it looks more mature and adds a bit to variety i also hear they're really comfortable.

    I want a few pairs myself but not the drop-crotch or elastic ankle ones, one of my mate wear them and I'm dying not to take the piss out of him everyday. :haha:
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    (Original post by slacker07906)
    I honestly don't get the hate for One Direction! They are just 5 normal lads doing well for themselves! I would love to be in their position!
    I think they look rreally gay tbh, one of the pictures near the end just got me laughing at their patheticness.
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    i think a nice pair of chinos look oofftt on a guy
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    No, they're not. I wear Chinos and I'm not remotely a chav. It depends entirely on your taste in clothes though, but I do think some chinos looks worse than others. Carrot trousers (which are like harem pants for guys) and twisting ones get called chavvy but I wouldn't even support that cos I know a lot of preppy / indie people that like those styles. I think the thing is that some of the more ridiculous styles can look a bit pretentious or make you look like a man slag if you're wearing them with low-cut t-shirts to show off your fake-tanned pecs and have one diamond stud in your left ear. See Geordie Shore for details on how this style has been taken over by chavs. But look to Jack Wills to see how the preppy ones wear chinos. And Topman for Hipsters and Indie kids.

    At the end of the day, unless you're trying to achieve a certain look, you just borrow from a variety of styles and it's all good. I think Chinos suit a lot of people so it's a good look, and a bit more interesting that everyone wearing jeans.
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    (Original post by willbee)
    I know a lot of preppy people that like those styles.
    No you don't. Thats like saying you know a lot of goths who love wearing bright colours. You've just got your definitions mixed up.
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    No, they're not but they've become more common, however, its a phase and it will pass. I have some, due to the latest craze, I don't wear them.
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    No you don't. Thats like saying you know a lot of goths who love wearing bright colours. You've just got your definitions mixed up.
    If Preppy is to be considered posh and upper class then yes, I do. They all wear chinos with Jack Wills hoodies or A&F shirts. Standard Preppy Dress Code. It's easy to tell the Preppy kids from everyone else at uni because they're the only ones who still have some sort of clique and ideas of hierarchy in their heads.

    I can actually see some from my window right now. There's one we call Gok Wok cos he looks like a buff version of Gok Wan. He's wearing carrot-style chinos and one of these things:



    So GTFO.

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    (Original post by willbee)
    If Preppy is to be considered posh and upper class then yes, I do. They all wear chinos with Jack Wills hoodies or A&F shirts. Standard Preppy Dress Code. It's easy to tell the Preppy kids from everyone else at uni because they're the only ones who still have some sort of clique and ideas of hierarchy in their heads.

    I can actually see some from my window right now. There's one we call Gok Wok cos he looks like a buff version of Gok Wan. He's wearing carrot-style chinos and one of these things:



    So GTFO.

    That is not preppy, that is stupid little posh ****.

    "Preppy" is a smart American style that originated in the 70s in East Coast US depicting a throwback to 50s Ivy League fashions. It typically features smart attire such as sports jackets, button up shirts and chinos mixed with sailing gear such as polo shirts, boat shoes and nantucket reds, the kind of thing you would wear to a lunch party in West Hampton. Its basically a smarter version of frat. It came over to the UK originally in the mid 2000s and still retains some influence today.

    As a classic retro style, its about as far away as you can get from short lived modern trends such as brightly coloured or tapered chinos or anything ever worn by JLS or One Direction ever.
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    addendum:

    There is nothing preppy about wearing Jack Wills or Abercrombie whatsoever.

    Preppy is actually quite a difficult look to pull off without looking like a bellend.
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    I remember when anyone wearing chinos was laughed at...

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