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Old 08-06-2008, 05:44 PM   #1
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"business casual" dress and commuting

For those of you that commute on your motorcycles, do any of you have to dress up "nice" for work? I used to commute when I wore jeans and a t-shirt, but now i'm considering doing it in a corporate setting. I'm not convinced that showing up sweaty as and/or with wet and wrinkled dress slacks is going to fly well. Let me know how you deal with it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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I wear slacks and nice collared shirt tucked in everyday on my bike! its only about a 15 min ride tho and i keep my rainsuit with me
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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my commute would only be that long, but I'm concerned that a significant portion of it will involve me sitting in traffic roasting my nuts off. I have no desire to be "that guy" in the office that stinks every day.
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i dress business casual for my work at md anderson and i still ride the bike due to fuel costs......think about keeping an extra set of clothes at work if you work in a cubicle or locker.........for wrinkles......and oh yeh wrinkle free haggars and dockers ftmfw.......
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what time do you drive in?
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I to work early so it's not really hot when I get to work. If I have to wear slacks and a nice shirt I bring them in the day before in my cage or I fold them and put them in my backpack. When I come home thats when it is hot as and I sweat like a dog and smell hella bad.
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I'm sure one day when I decide to go to management that I will have this problem. But there are showers and lockers at work so I'm still going to ride when I do.
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I'm looking at taking a new job in Greenway Plaza. I don't know if there will be showers available to me or not. I'm assuming, worst case scenario, that they're not.
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Haggars wrinkle free slacks are very good and Stafford wrinkle free shirts are the only ones I can find that will stay unwrinkled.

Maybe just ride on casual Friday's
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i dress business casual for my work at md anderson and i still ride the bike due to fuel costs......think about keeping an extra set of clothes at work if you work in a cubicle or locker.........for wrinkles......and oh yeh wrinkle free haggars and dockers ftmfw.......
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White t-shirts under whatever shirt you are wearing. If you can get away with it, don't tuck the top shirt in on the ride in -- allows for better air flow and the t-shirt absorbs.

Dark slacks - wrinkle free & cotton.

Keep a pair of shoes at work.

Good cologne - nothing too tacky (no old spice, no brut, no axe). Can either put it on at home, or keep some in the office. If at the office, use very little.

An rubbing alcohol and water mister - spray on, wipe off, smell is of faint rubbing alcohol only (no stench).
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Haggars wrinkle free slacks are very good and Stafford wrinkle free shirts are the only ones I can find that will stay unwrinkled.

Maybe just ride on casual Friday's
The reason I made this thread is that I don't currently have a streetbike. I have a trackbike, and a big truck that won't fit into the garage at greenway. So my options are either A. buy a streetbike and ride it every day, or B. buy a car and drive every day.

I'm just trying to figure out if A. is even feasible.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:51 PM   #18
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It's totally possible as long as ya bring extra clothes to work every once in a while and don't mind changing like others have said.
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I work at officemax in lake jackson, and I do it every now & then. I'm required to wear slacks, and a collar shirt provided by the store.

I'm at work right now, lol....I love this job.

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"Every now and then" really isn't an option for me. I'm either going to be having to drive full time or ride full time. There are enough "every now and then" and "do it on casual friday" comments in this thread that lead me to believe buying a car would be the smart choice. I'll keep my riding on the track.


I appreciate the info guys!
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