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I have an off-the-wall question. I've riden bikes off and on for years now and I know about wearing appropriate clothing (helmet, jeans/ chaps, jacket, boots...)But, I am looking at a Hammer and would use it almost daily (weather permitting) The issue is, I'm an architect and work in an office. I dont usually wear a suit and tie, but almost every day is "business casual" which is usually khakis with dress shoes. I know that not every one on here who rides works in a welding shop, so there has got to be other business types out there. How do you guys handle the dress code issue???
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I ride my bike as often as possible wearing dress pants, shirt and tie...etc....I do wear boots..black and my coat to keep the shirt and tie clean...it works great...

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I have an off-the-wall question. I've riden bikes off and on for years now and I know about wearing appropriate clothing (helmet, jeans/ chaps, jacket, boots...)But, I am looking at a Hammer and would use it almost daily (weather permitting) The issue is, I'm an architect and work in an office. I dont usually wear a suit and tie, but almost every day is "business casual" which is usually khakis with dress shoes. I know that not every one on here who rides works in a welding shop, so there has got to be other business types out there. How do you guys handle the dress code issue???
I wear business casual everyday and ride everyday to work (except when it rains, which is hardly ever where I live). I ride with a light jacket over, which goes in my saddle bag once I park. If it's a hot day, I ride in my dress shirt. I am an engineer and sometimes I carry plans rolled up in my saddle bag - 24x36 plans fit like a glove...

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Same here, business casual everyday. I do wear the heavier style dress slacks. Deep down I know that it won't help me THAT much but hey, it makes me feel a little better. Normally I were a Polo style shirt but have worn a shirt and tie as well. For boots I wear semi-dressy harness ones like these

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I have an off-the-wall question. I've riden bikes off and on for years now and I know about wearing appropriate clothing (helmet, jeans/ chaps, jacket, boots...)But, I am looking at a Hammer and would use it almost daily (weather permitting) The issue is, I'm an architect and work in an office. I dont usually wear a suit and tie, but almost every day is "business casual" which is usually khakis with dress shoes. I know that not every one on here who rides works in a welding shop, so there has got to be other business types out there. How do you guys handle the dress code issue???
I ride in Khakis, a shirt under whatever jacket I take depending on weather, and steel toed boots. The latter is a requirement on our shop floor anyway, so I'm covered if I need to go out there.




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I wear a dress shirt and pants every day and wear them when I ride. Occasionaly I'll wear boots but usually just my dress shoes.

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Boots, Helmet? Think I'll stay out of this thread

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This is one of the best questions I've ever read on this forum. A) you had the "nads" to ask the question and b) its legit because it affects you as a rider.

I've ridden my whole life, originally dirt then the older I got led me to the street. I think what's important is that you ride regardless. I'm a proponent of boots and helmets but if you can't wear boots, wear something that won't slip on the street when you stop at a light. My job doesn't require biz casual but on meetings etc I do what I got to do. If you got saddle bags wear your boots, bag the cole haans. Just ride and do what works for you. I severely vote against leather sole dress shoes on the ride. Good luck.
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What's the possibility of having a locker at work? Then it's an easy change into business attire.

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