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?
I don't bike in the rain or when it's too wet, so probably my wear and tear data are biased. But one thing that makes biking better than walking for my suits is the fact that I have big (read: "muscular", or "fat" depending on your temperament) thighs that make the inner sides of my suit trousers rub against each other, which over time, creates a hole in the crotch.
Riding a bike minimizes the amount of time I spend walking throughout the day, minimizes rubbing and thus help preserves my trousers better. Otherwise, I would say that there is little difference on the wear and tear of the suit between biking and walking. This is especially true if you ride a vintage or vintage-style bike that allows you to sit more or less normally (i.e. with your back straight) with minimal bending and leaning of the body and the arms that create stress on your clothes.