So in cool weather I wear khaki pants and roll them up on my commute. Works fine and all that, but as soon as I'm off the bike I unroll the pants 'cause I think it looks stupid.
That said, every dude pictured in that article looks like a complete tool. Just missing the 4 layer'd popped colored shirts.
How something like THAT can be considered "HIP" is beyond me.
Nevertheless, I see stuff like that almost every day, and the folks sporting it are part of the crowd that is so hip that people dare not call them "hip" (or worse yet, "hipsters").
There it is..... I've now used the word sufficiently in a short enough time span that it has lost all meaning.
We have a dress code at work, nothing fancy, but no shorts, tank tops, etc. I asked the personnel director one day if I could wear a shirt and tie, plus wool gabardine knickers with knee-high socks. (Knickers like those at www.bicyclefixation.com) He actually said yes. I haven't had the nerve to test that yet. Maybe at my retirement party I'll show up that way.
Riding in search of the simple life.
I don't care how they roll up the pantlegs, pink pants on a guy is still going to look stupid.
It seems to me that the evolving (devolving) fashion trends today are combining the worst aspects of the 60's 70's and 80's.
I guess the purpose of these silly fashion trends is to give the next generation (or older generations) something to laugh at years hence (or now).
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Why is it when I see people dressed in a "foolish" manner it raises such ire in me? I probably have stereotyping and anger issues, but it's funny how things as meaningless as a hat and accessories irritate me.
I don't know that I have room to talk, I've been sporting my "style" for years. I hate clothes shopping so I pretty much wear what I have until it becomes ill fitting, grossly stained, or destroyed.
Buttons for me:
Tight pants- It looks like you stole, and are now wearing, your little sister's pants.
Boating Hats-Yeah I get it, how very bohemian you are.
Ratty on Purpose- What is this, ChÝc DerelÝct? The homeless look is done better by the homeless, you amateurs.
95% pf the time i'm on a bike, i'll be in shorts, but for the odd occasion when i'm on a bike in pants, i like to go with the truly dork-tacular pant cuff tucked into the sock combo. rolling cuffs up is too much work, just tuck and go, that's the slacker solution.
The first rule: if you're riding a bike and not having fun, then you're doing it wrong.
The models in the article are poor examples in my opinion. I see lots of younger guys with rolled up pants and even knickers that manage to look normal in the right context.
Being 46, I'm not sure it's a look I can pull off unless I'm actually somewhere near water.
They must not ride much - most of their cuffs aren't rolled up enough to clear the chainring.
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
I prefer to wear knickers that go down just few inches below my knees.
link no longer works.
I just wear what I wear to work. I work in a filthy 20,000sf warehouse with no A/C. Summer it is cargo shorts, winter it is cargo pants with a reflective Velcro band around my ankles to keep my pants legs out of the chain and stop them from flapping.
Done the sock thing in a pinch.
You cant have a signature unless it fits in this box
(Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)
I did the reflective band thing. Too much work. Rolling up pants is the only way to go. To show that I really don't care about fashion, I only roll up the right leg.
Putting something even remotely snug around an ankle with pants robs valuable power on the upstroke. I don't know about you guys, but I don't have a lot of power to spare, hehehe.
Link says the story is no longer there. Dang. I wanted to make fun of them too.
"Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!
Well, ok slackers, here's the article:
And for the reading challenged, how about some visual aides...
What a D-Bag may look like:
/nice purse, nancy.
Hey, don't make fun of that guy in the coral pants. He is clearly a visiting dignitary of some kind.
Go until you stop, then take a break.
BTW, those guys probably all live together because they seem to be borrowing each others clothes. Move in with your buddies and your wardrobe can double or triple, especially if looking teh ghey is "in". NTTIAWWT
Ya gotta be careful which side of town you're on with that rolled up pant leg!