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    The bespoke suit for the cycling businessman


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    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.

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    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...

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    Seems to me that thing is neither good for office nor useful for cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
    a dash into a nearby telephone booth...
    Are there still telephone booths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    Seems to me that thing is neither good for office nor useful for cycling



    Are there still telephone booths?
    Yes, actually. I'm sure there is an app for finding them.

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    Another *elegant* solution for a problem that does not exist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    Another *elegant* solution for a problem that does not exist!
    The problem does exist.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    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
    I'd skip the "killing myself" step and go straight to the other stuff, personally. What almost everybody is missing here is that at the executive level, you probably have more freedom and ability to shower and change into nice clothes at work than us average grunts posting in this thread, and if you don't, you have some leverage in making that happen. (Heck, there are "green" credits for having those facilities on-site, so a worthwhile executive will already be hep to that.)
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alan s View Post
    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.
    Same advice here for Houston, Texas..
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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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    495 for this? Any sales will prove there is always a sucker around to be fleeced. Looks hideous on a bicycle or off; a $10 light set would provide far more effective visibility.

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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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    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
    I did look; the verdict remains: Hideous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    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!
    While that may be true, I'm pretty sure most people would rather bring a change of clothes. They'll have a pick of favored suits from their favored designers, at likely a price less than this.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    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

    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!
    I did. $841 just so that I can keep wearing my cycling clothes all day at work? No thanks!
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