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Chinos: with or without front button

Chinos: with or without front (waist) button

  • With Button

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • Without Button

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
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Jay687

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Which do you prefer? I suppose that without a front button is dressier, but I feel as if chinos are inherently on the slightly more casual side and the button could be just as appropriate.

Ultimately, you'd be wearing a belt anyhow?
 

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I prefer to see the front button since I wear chinos for casual days. And i definitively love to wear them with braided belts :) !
 

Jay687

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Do you think that chinos without the button can still be worn casually?
 

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I wear a belt with my trousers so either way it would be covered.
 

Jay687

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I wear a belt with my trousers so either way it would be covered.

Why ultimately is no button seen as dressier? Is it a carryover front suits not having the button, which, when worn with braces, leaves your pants with a clean waistband? This would be a non-issue with chinos though... as they aren't really worn with braces. I suppose you could go beltless with chinos though. I like wearing a belt though, I feel as if it is more complete that way... so I guess (for me) it won't matter.
 

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The reason, like you describe, is probably because without the button the fly looks cleaner, and therefore dressier.
 

AlexE

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Cannot answer your survey, since the "no preference" option does not exist.
 

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