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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. thebrownman

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    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.
     
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    I like the cut of Mr Di Natale's jib.



    And his three piece suit.
     
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    I do but my new office is only 10-15 mins ride for my home, so I do not bother with a shower or anything. Just get ready in my training kit at home, pack a couple of waterproof panniers and head off (I put shoe trees in my shoes to add extra weight as I am hardcore an idiot). Nice changing rooms etc at work so no issues and a good little bit of exercise each day.*


    *Plus I prefer to save the $35 a week from public transport for something sensible menswear stuff I don't need
     
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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.
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    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.
     
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    Scottish...
     
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    Is one of those lovely ladies your significant otter?
     
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    A serious challenge to TBM and The Ernesto. Compliments
     
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    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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    Ok I admit, that was terrible. I otter stop with the jokes and leave it to the professionals.
     
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    It's a kind of 'movie' stance - making for an effortless ride.

    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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    That's just otter rubbish.
     
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    You dont say, get otter here!
     
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    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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