Posted on 21 April 2010 | By Dottie |116 Comments From Simply Bike
The need to look professional is an excuse I hear often for not bike commuting. Please. Don’t try that one with me! As a lawyer, I often wear business suits to work and – yes – I ride my bike dressed up. Riding a bike in a suit is quite easy, especially if the weather is mild and the distance is not very great. I have only a few tips:
- If the weather is hot, leave your tie, hosiery, jacket at work.
- If the weather is freezing, layer sensibly as I discuss here.
- If you wear pants, secure your cuff from hungry chains and crank arms, unless you want your fine Brooks Brothers suit ripped (sob).
- If you get hot while riding and want to remove your jacket, roll it before placing it in your pannier or basket to prevent wrinkling.
- Take it slow and steady. No need to race the yoga-pant and lycra crowd.
If you follow these simple tips, riding in a suit will be a practical and simple course of action. As a bonus, you’ll find yourself sitting up straighter and feeling super dapper. ( go to the rest of the article)