Is K Swiss 'Chavish'?

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Poll: Is K Swiss Chavish?
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Zinck
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What do you think? Yes or no?
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lil one
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no - i think its ridiculous when people lable a brand of clothing chavish. Its chavish if your wearing it for the sole purpose of showing off your label, when you clearly can't afford it. Then that would make you a chav. But if you wear it because you genuinally like the brand/trainer, than wear it. I personally love K Swiss and Im far from a chav.
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Personally, I wouldn't really care if anything was "chavish" or not. (I don't even like the use of that word...think it's an excuse for people to be snobbish) I wear what I like...K-Swiss do some nice things, but not usually my style.
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(Original post by lil_one)
. I personally love K Swiss and Im far from a chav.
me too. some of the k swiss trainers look a bit chavvy, like the check ones. i dont like them but i love my yellow k-swisses, they're my babies!
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I love K-swiss, I'm not a chav.
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The fact that it started out as a tennis brand pretty much answers your question.
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The fact that it started out as a tennis brand pretty much answers your question.
:rofl: chavish, no, i think more skatter style.
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i would say they were skater style.
now vans and DC's and stuff is skater styled stuff but k-swiss isnt
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But burberry is now seen as a chav brand and that was a well respected brand before.

Its not the clothes that make the perception of the brand, its the people that wear them. Things like a pair of adidas sportswear stuff is fine if your playing sports but walk down the highstreet in some adidas joggers and a zip up top thing and youll look like a chav.
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Well, to be more specific, would you call these Trainers chavish http://www.kswiss.com/cgi-bin/kswiss...pid=01218:107#
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(Original post by Zinck)
Well, to be more specific, would you call these Trainers chavish http://www.kswiss.com/cgi-bin/kswiss...pid=01218:107#
I don't live in England so i don't know about this thing people call 'chavs' :p: But the sneakers are ok... Not my style particularly but they look alright...
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(Original post by Zinck)
Well, to be more specific, would you call these Trainers chavish http://www.kswiss.com/cgi-bin/kswiss...pid=01218:107#
IMO wearing a certain pair of shoes doesn't govern whether or not you're a "chav". Wear those shoes with a pair of jeans and a shirt, and you certainly wouldn't be called a "chav". Wear them with an Adidas tracksuit up town, and you might be called a "chav".

IMO, people aren't "chavs" because of what they wear; they're "chavs" because of their attitude. There are loads of really nice guys who wear "chav" clothing, and loads of arses who wear what would be considered as respectable clothing.
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i agree. it how you wear it. K Swiss do loads and loads of styles to cater for everybodys needs, some may appeal to "chavs", some may not.
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no. k-swiss are a brand of trainers created for whoever likes the style to wear them. if you are a chav and you wear k swiss then yes i guess they are chavish but only coz of whos wearing them. as trainers themselves they cant be chavish coz they are simply trainers!
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I played tennis for years and always used to wear K-Swiss (http://www.kswiss.com/cgi-bin/kswiss...&pid=0990:152). I was most confused when I began to hear of rappers and the like wearing them. I never knew they made casual trainers as well. Hehe.
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The K-Swiss logo on there is tiny and most people won't even notice it; chav or not.
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There's a lot of chavs around my area, and most of them own K swiss trainers. But i wouldn't care, in fact, i bought one two years ago (because it was the first thing i saw and was cheap) and has being wearing it every day since and i'm as far from a chav as it gets.
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(Original post by caramel_qt3)
Personally, I wouldn't really care if anything was "chavish" or not. (I don't even like the use of that word...think it's an excuse for people to be snobbish) I wear what I like...K-Swiss do some nice things, but not usually my style.
Quoted for emphasis.
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(Original post by caramel_qt3)
Personally, I wouldn't really care if anything was "chavish" or not. (I don't even like the use of that word...think it's an excuse for people to be snobbish) I wear what I like....
Go you!
There is no such thing as a "chavvy" label. Charve is a state of mind, not a type of dressware. A label may become synonamous with the charvers but it depends on how YOU wear it.
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yes and no,
but there not really the trainers 2 have these days! there were couple of years ago! --everyone had em! lol
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