(Original post by willbee)
Well your definition of chav must encompass a vast proportion of the population.
But the whole idea of "Preppies" and "Chavs" are stereotypes and cliches anyway, and we still have enough Chavs where I'm from that dress in tracksuits and cliche styles that I wouldn't consider someone who shopped at Topman and wore twisting chinos to be on par with them. Furthermore, I think "chav" is too general a term these days anyway. I think you can wear that style with low cut t-shirts and a stud in your ear and spiky hair and look like a chav, but then you can wear them in other ways with other clothes and not look like a chav.
I personally think anyone who says that the style of One Direction is chavvy has no idea what they're talking about, because in every town I've lived in that's always been the popular, mainstream style and I don't think popular and mainstream equals chav.
Those styles didn't originate from "chav culture" and whilst they may have been adopted into mainstream culture I don't think that makes someone who wears tapered, carrot-style or twisted chinos a chav.
By your definition of chav, 90% of the youth in my town would be considered chavs and for that I have to disagree.
Besides, I think that stereotypes are stereotypes and you and py0alb are taking this way too seriously. I think you can dress in the style of a chav and still not be a chav based on your behaviour. I know people who wear tapered/carrot/twisting chinos but would consider themselves more "Hipster" than "Chav". I think people should be somewhat entitled to choose their own labels to define themselves with and I don't think you can say that everyone who wears that style is a chav because that is so narrow-minded and forgetting that in real life most people do not fit into boxes and match stereotypes and so you can GTFO too.