All are known fundamentally for being loudly lower-class. The wearing of new, name brand athletic clothing and shoes (frequently white trainers), tacky gold jewellery (particularly hoop ear rings, large pendant necklaces, and gaudy rings) are quite important. The Burberry clothing brand in particular has chav connotations (an unofficial collective noun for chavs is a Burberry). Associated with low level criminal activities and other crass/drunken misbehaviour, they are most often found in housing estates and other low-income neighborhoods. Regardless of location (movie theater, restaurant, etc..) their frequent use of mobile phones is a common complaint against them.
Musically, an average chavster might enjoy Rap, His girlfriend R&B, with pop and dance music a commonality between them. The rap group Goldie Lookin' Chain have satirised the chav aesthetic in a way comparable to The Darkness spoof of stadium rock.
The ownership of large, dangerous attack dogs and a lower-end automobile which he has "souped-up" or "tricked out" with an impressive paint job, tail fin and/or flashy rims (as similar as possible to those found in the film The Fast and the Furious, as well as its sequel) can also be seen as key. If, for some reason, a chav might find himself without a dog or vehicle of this sort, the acquiring of such will likely be a major focus for him.
This stereotyped subculture is in reality defined by outsiders and their classism. Essentially no one self-identifies with these labels and groupings, but rather they are used by those on the outside to ridicule and categorize those labeled in this way. Having said that, the group does tend to identify with each other; the similarity of trends in clothing and behaviour enable the group to be so clearly classified in this way