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Does anyone here commute to work with a full business suit? If so, what do you do with the dress jacket? Wear it under leathers, or fold it once into a bag? Obviously I don't want the dress jacket to get wrinkled, but I don't mind folding it lengthwise once. What do you guys recommend? A large leather suit to accomodate the extra bulk? Or a duffel bag?
 

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i used to wear my class A ROTC uniform (includes dress jacket plus medals, ribbons, and name tag) while riding my motorcycle. it was uncomfortable, but a larger leather jacket helped immensely. keep the dress jacket unbuttoned though. Every time i kept the jacket in a bag or anywhere not on me, it was noticed in my inspections. So, wearing it seems to make it look better after the ride
 

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1 piece Cordura suit like an Aerostich might work better.
fits a little looser, less likely to wrinkle everything, and quicker on/off.

if you had to carry the jacket, a large timbuk2 bag should do the trick.
 

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How 'bout you leave your jackets at work? I leave shoes here and in the summer I have been known to leave a few pairs of pants here so I can go in just shorts under the riding pants.

Fortunately, I can generally get by in jeans and a polo shirt but I've found ways to manage when more was required. It's all in planning ahead ;D
 

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How 'bout you leave your jackets at work? I leave shoes here and in the summer I have been known to leave a few pairs of pants here so I can go in just shorts under the riding pants.

Fortunately, I can generally get by in jeans and a polo shirt but I've found ways to manage when more was required. It's all in planning ahead ;D

Mr. McDaniel, I believe you may have the best answer. This way I don't have to buy a leather jacket for "work only clothes". Sweet!
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If there is a place at work for you to leave the suit, that'd be the way to go!
 
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Wear black leathers. When you get to work, slap on a tie and change into the loafers you keep in you desk. There, that was easy...
 

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I think you should defy convention and go naked. With maybe just a dark necktie and socks.
Well, now that that's settled, let's go have a brewskie.
 

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I think you should defy convention and go naked. With maybe just a dark necktie and socks.
Well, now that that's settled, let's go have a brewskie.
I may be able to do that for my Friday night job, but my 9-5...no way.
 

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Keep all my work clothes at the office and just change when I get there! That is lot's of clothes, not just a jacket! Also, that way I have all my gear with me and I'm able to go on a much needed serenity ride after work!
 

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... what about those of us who don't have the space to store a few extra sets of clothes? Also, if you keep the clothes at work, eventually, won't you have to either drive the car or bring back home the clothes that have been worn for 5x or so? I live 2 mi. from the office so I just drive to work then drive home during lunch and do a lunch-time ride if I want. I get 3 hrs for lunch so I don't have to rush to get back to the office.
 

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Why don't you look for a job where it doesn't matter what you wear?

There is no way you could get me to wear a tie at work, much less a full business suit. Ties cut off the circulation to your brain, you know.



When springtime returns and I start doing the weekly lunchtime rides again, I'll wear all but my leather pants to work and bring those in a tank bag. I'll switch to the leather pants before going for the ride, then switch back when I get back to work. I have boots that look acceptable with normal clothes, which I plan to wear through the day.
 

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... only wear the tie b/c I look like I'm 19 years old... guess in my profession, ties are associated with the type of work I do (except some of my colleagues wear those polo shirts)... kinda sets a different type of professionalism.
 

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... Also, if you keep the clothes at work, eventually, won't you have to either drive the car or bring back home the clothes that have been worn for 5x or so? I get 3 hrs for lunch so I don't have to rush to get back to the office.
Hmmm, I like stinky clothes! j/k.....we have a next day cleaning service at work. And no space either, just put some hangers up on my cubicle wall and good to go. Spend most of my money on mods for the Monster.....no money for extra work clothes, just make do with what I have! Three hour lunch? Lucky guy!!
 

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Or get black pants and a herringbone pattern leather jacket. See if it will pass.
 
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