Let alone wicking properties of jersey/shorts and need of a chamois. I am doing more urban biking about my new town. So, i wear regular street clothes often. Just no more than one mile one way, usually. So. I am lousy at sewing torn seams in street clothes. My wife won't do it for me.
Very short distances and seams unravel. TO some of my favorite clothes. I imagine jeans' seams last longer, but I find jeans uncomfortable to ride in. About town, yes- I wear street clothes. But, I find cycling very stressful in street clothes.