Ok. I've reached a point in my story and I'm not sure what to do. Two best friends (both male) are on a hike in the woods and they come to a small-ish river. They know the woods and the trail. It's hot out, they jump in the water. One of my characters is wearing shorts, so no big deal. The other guy is wearing jeans. Do people ever swim in jeans? I guess they do. I mean, the characters aren't swimming as much as they are diving and wading, but still. I just get the feeling that people wouldn't jump in the water wearing jeans, but I've never been in a situation like that. That's my first question. If the answer is no, then how do I fix this? Should the character in question jump into the water in boxer shorts? That just seems awkward. I could instead make him wear shorts, but I've made frequent reference to his jeans being dusty as a symbol, so changing the jeans to shorts would be more than a little annoying. What do you peoples think? I know this is kind of a nit-picky question, but any insight would be appreciated!