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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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The time has arrived. It's getting warm enough and my lock will arrive soon, so I will begin riding to work!

Now... the question remains... what to wear? Business casual is the uniform of the day. With the exception of my shoes (which will be packed while I wear riding boots) do I dress for work under my gear? Do I dress just for riding and take a change of clothes somehow? If so, how do I keep them from getting squished? Should I just take the car (yeah... right) What do you guys do?

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Well, my work attire consists of a suit, tie and a .45.

We have a locker room, so I can store my clothes. Ride to work in my gear, change clothes and go to work. Change again and ride home. Once a week, I do have to have to bring in the dry cleaning in. Can just roll it up and stuff it in the back pack at the end of the week. Usually have my dress shirt on under my jacket. Sometimes I'll roll up a t-shirt and toss in my pack for the ride home too.

I do get some looks, as I won't leave my helmet unattended in the locker room. Carry it up to my post, wearing the suit. People have asked if that is what I wore when I rode in.

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For work I wear dockers, dress shirt, sometimes tie, sometimes sport jacket. I keep shoes at work along with a blueish sport coat and a brownish sport coat and a small collection of ties. So riding in I wear my ZW7 boots, my Olympia Airglide 2 overpants over my chino's. And of course my helmet and armored leather jacket. Walk in the office slip off the overpants, take off my leather jacket, change my shoes and I'm ready to go.

I could see where it would be tougher if you don't have a place to stow stuff at work. If that were the case I'd roll up a sportcoat and put it and my change of shoes in the saddlebags.

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hmmm i wore jeans and a t-shirt last time to work.... preferably i lke to put those on when i get there.... yo should see the looks the women give me.... then i realize they are just talking about the skid marks on the tighty whitey's...hahahah

on the other hand i know a couple guys who would ride in every day and they would usualy just dress under their riding gear...
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Good question msh, I need some input here too. Its not exactly commuting on the bike time up here yet but it will be soon...
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A one piece riding suit from Olympia, Firstgear or Aerostitch is the way to go here.
All of them are made specificly to be worn over work or your dress clothes...with the proper boots you will be waterproof and protected in the event of a spill.

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I have to wear a suit to work. Waterproof overpants to cover my suit pants, Leather jacket, suit jacket is carefully folded in my backpack, and I wear a quality pair of black leather boots without a logo that I can wear all day at work.
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I wear FirstGear overpants and a leather riding jacket over standard office gear. Get to work, take off the overpants, swap boots for shoes. Done!

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I wear FirstGear overpants and a leather riding jacket over standard office gear. Get to work, take off the overpants, swap boots for shoes. Done!
Yep - that's about what I had thought I had to do. Pack the shoes, wear the boots, cover the clothes, ride on in, strip and change shoes. Of course now I'm faced with which overpants are the ones to choose. <sigh>

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Yep - that's about what I had thought I had to do. Pack the shoes, wear the boots, cover the clothes, ride on in, strip and change shoes. Of course now I'm faced with which overpants are the ones to choose. <sigh>
I'm sure you'll get several good choices here. I have the 3 way Olympia Airglide 2. Partially mesh outer pant with padding in knees and hips. They have an insulated inner pant that is also water proof. They attach together as a cold weather system, or you can wear either one separately. They both have full zippered pant legs for ease of getting on/off over your boots.

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