Why are chinos considered more "professional" than jeans?

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  1. respiraton

    respiraton New Member

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    As an alternative to dress pants, why are chinos considered more "professional" than jeans?
     
  2. swiego

    swiego Senior member

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    The professionalism of clothing often is inversely proportional to their usefulness when performing actual physical labor.
     
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    Metlin Senior member

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  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Denim is a more corse, industrial type fabric. Jeans have crescent front pockets and patch pockets on the back, top stitching, rivets etc., all this is more casual and jeans are built for rugged wear. I have known people who only wore jeans to work in or to ride horses.

    Chinos are made from higher quality twill cotton, usually have side or quarter top pockets, piped back pockets. and are pressed and finished with a crease. Chinos can take cuffs where jeans don't take cuffs, making the chinos look more conventional. Chinos are cut more closely to a traditional office pant style, jeans are cut and fit in a more casual style.. Totally different animals.
     
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    dirtyturk Well-Known Member

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    cowboys and construction workers wear jeans.

    prisoners wear bright orange jumpsuits. they look really comfy, why dont you wear that to work?
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Had a client who owned a construction company and he explained to me that when you do surveying, the guy looking thru the device wears chinos and the guy holding the stick wears jeans.
     

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