Originally Posted by bigbris1
For those of you who take to cycling in suits, I'd like to know how often you do, and what (if any) damage has your suit(s) sustained directly because of riding in it?
Full suit, maybe ten times, no damage. Odd trousers and SC, 200-300 times, no damage. Trousers and shirt, close to 1000 times, wore holes through the crotch of one pair. Bumped into maybe a half-dozen cars, two pedestrians and one other bike during this period.
I did destroy a couple of pairs of jeans in other wrecks - in one of them I broke a collarbone and scraped about a square foot of skin off my torso, yet the T-shirt I was wearing was fine - lasted several more years. Go figure.
Oh, and brimmed hats are great for biking in rain or snow.