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Free Clothing Tip #6
If in Melbourne you will of course be taking advantage of this 20C, weak sunshine, no rain, strong breeze weather to perform clothing maintenance.
Getting rid of smells such as smoke, soy, chilli, star anise and checkstar's regurgitation pong from your clothing. In addition it will scare moths away as they hate movement and light and it will generally freshen things up.
Hang out for a few hours in the breeze. Just don't forget to bring them in again at night. Or you will need to dry clean possum and pigeon poo and possibly wring them out from overnight moisture. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #49607 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

.. I do not bother with a shower or anything.
post #49608 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I think that Pink Socks rides into work, at least some of the time.
I regularly walk home from work, but I can't be bothered walking in to work and getting showered and changed.

It depends a bit on the facilities at work and how much you sweat. I used to do it on the odd friday at one place - I'd take jeans, shirt, sock etc rolled up in saddle bags and shower at work. Other places had no shower - so I didn't bother as I can't stand sweaty starting the day. Hell sometimes in summer I'll take a clean shirt for after midday depending.

I knew blokes who would keep a suit at work and bring 5 clean shirts on friday and keep shoes at work and change. But thats only for those happy to wear same suit and shoes each day. Other blokes just rode in in lycra each day, showered at work, and then changed into the usual same casual shit, jeans etc each day.

I think a few here got $100 suits from azzaro for friday biking in? Some I know will take bike on train in morning and change and ride home at night. Seems to work.

With the right sort of bike you can ride without problems in a suit. Chain guard, dress guard /net on rear wheel, upright stance, no macho racing speed desire and no hills and sweat will work fine.

Edit:: I find the fold up bike strangely absent in Melbourne compared to other o/s places like Amsterdam etc. . Strange because it is ideally adapted to commuting. The small wheels and gearing mean less effort is required, hence less sweat, they fold to take on train and store at work, and they are, generally, designed not to crap up suits etc. I suspect they are insufficiently macho for Australians. And they speak not of competition sport - distinctly un-australian. We are a land where every attempt at movement and exercise must be co opted as a competitive male sport before it is acceptable.
Edited by fxh - 5/15/14 at 2:47am
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

.. I do not bother with a shower or anything.

Scottish...
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Is one of those lovely ladies your significant otter?

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

Is one of those lovely ladies your significant otter?

 

A serious challenge to TBM and The Ernesto. Compliments

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Scottish...

And proud.

Like fxh mentions - little sweat after a 10 min ride, esp in "winter". Different on a 40 degree day.
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on the otter hand
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The jokes in this thread are getting otter control lately.

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Originally Posted by Liber View Post
 

The jokes in this thread are getting otter control lately.

Ok I admit, that was terrible. I otter stop with the jokes and leave it to the professionals.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


With the right sort of bike you can ride without problems in a suit. Chain guard, dress guard /net on rear wheel, upright stance, no macho racing speed desire and no hills and sweat will work fine.

 

 

It's a kind of 'movie' stance - making for an effortless ride.

 

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Sam will do them quickly; I often get same-day from him for simpler jobs. The 23rd should be no trouble.

 

Thanks CD, I remember we talked at the last Dress for Success event.

 

I tried on the trousers again the night before the visit to Sam's and decided they were really huge and that alteration was risky. On the way in, clutching my suit bag, rather than get off at Southern Cross, I got off early at Parliament and proceeded down Collins on the 109...ulterior motive? when suddenly I found myself at TM Lewin. (Yes I am a fan of reasonably priced gear). I found  a pair of trousers that fitted perfectly and matched the jacket too. I was about to walk out when the sales assistant suggested I try on the jacket....

 

500 dollars lighter I walked out with new suit. What pissed me off the most was that I had to fight her to get the sleeves short enough - and the trouser cuffs where I wanted them. I am sure they will end up not short enough. It is perhaps true that a woman can't dress a man.

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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

The jokes in this thread are getting otter control lately.

That's just otter rubbish.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

That's just otter rubbish.

You dont say, get otter here!
post #49619 of 58046
I've had a good look at the Uniqlo catalogue.

Naturally, the range is a bit more trimmed down than the US. Probably the most disappointing for me was the absence of the supima tshirt range. Hopefully they look into that.
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I just got a pair of the selvedge jeans and a flannie off them last week. Was really impressed even when my brother said it's still heaps more expensive than in Japan but still. The rise on the jeans was a smidge low for me but I may use them as a template to have luxire make some. Even the sleeves on the flannie are long enough for me.
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