If you're an "executive" and need to wear a suit to work, around here in the summer I'd strongly suggest leaving clothes at work, showering in the "executive" locker room, and changing before showing up at work.
It's been done before and in much nicer material. That thing is awful. Not that much cheaper than the Brooks Brothers version. Agree with above, however, if the commute is short enough I'd just wear a standard suit. Longer than ~3 mi. and its separate outfits and a dash into a nearby telephone booth...
Another *elegant* solution for a problem that does not exist!
If I was required to wear a suit to work...
...I'd probably kill myself. Or wear jeans&polo until they fired me, and then get a job without a dress code, for less $ if necessary
You park the Bentley/RangeRover out side the Taxed Congestion zone take your Brompton out of the Boot
and ride to your Investment banking job in The City Of London.
Not my Life, But it can happen ..
By the way the Atlantic Gulf stream Ocean current, is a lot warmer passing by Cape Hatteras than it is when it flows around the British Isles ..
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My dress code is 'business casual' and Dockers with a polo shirt is OK. Rolls up nicely in a pannier. Have worn nursing clothing (scrubs, etc) most of my working life and have never worn a tie at work. If I'm wearing a tie, someone is getting married or died.
The bespoke suit looks bizarre.
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I don't know if the rest of you actually went to the website, but when the suit is in its "normal" mode, it looks like any other suit:
Tour De France - Owen Scott
It's only when it's in ride mode that all the high reflective bits are meant to be shown.
I can actually think of a number of situations where a decent suit that is wearable when riding would come in handy, rather than hauling a complete change of clothes and then hunting for a suitable place to change. It's not just million dollar executives that need a good suit, you know!
Rivendell Sam Hillborne and Hunqapillar; Brompton M6R Sage Green; Salsa Mukluk 3 FAT Bike; Nerdy Academic; Nikonian; Wing Chun; and a Patridge in a Pear Tree.
This speaks more of flash than pure convenience. I'm sure these suits are tailor-made (pun intended) for a tiny group of well-heeled eccentrics but I pretty much doubt it will be very popular.
I wore a suit for the first 6 years of my work life................decided it was not for me. The last 25 years have been business casual, khaki's and shirt of choice, button down or polo. Suits are over rated.