may be defined in many ways. Certainly most everyone would agree that
formal clothing would not be considered casual under any circumstances. And, although these are often worn in a casual atmosphere, for our
purposes camo clothes and hunting clothes are not considered casual
clothing and these will be found under our HUNTING CLOTHES category. Sportswear or active wear is clothing that is worn while engaging in
various sports or exercise activities. However, sportswear is often
worn as casual fashion clothing. And, casual clothing as a general
clothing category is often divided into sub-categories depending the
quality and/or style of the item.
The casual attire that will fit a backyard bar-b-que may be quite
different from business casual which may be worn in an office work
environment. And, over the years, different times have assigned
different definitions to casual clothes. According to Wikipedia, in the
20th century comfortable, durable overalls, made in denim as well as
corduroy, were also sometimes worn as casual
clothes. But in that century, rural casual, or what we may consider the
first step up from street wear, was the most common casual wear. Our
century tends to merge the street wear and basic casual while business
casual has expanded in size and is generally considered to be divided
into 2 levels of business casual - business casual and smart casual.
With the smart casual being recognized by fewer and more conservative
colors choices as well as an uptick in quality and price.