Me again, still looking/thinking/debating about a major upgrade to my cheapie $50 Fieldsheer overpants and basic (but totally adequate) Cortech 3/4-length jacket. The pants are not armored, the jacket is. The pants are like wrapping Saran Wrap around your crotch -- they don't breathe one bit.
I need some mesh gear, or gear that ventilates. But I digress...
Like most offices, mine has a "business casual" policy. With that in mind, I'm wondering if any of the choices out there would "fit in" at the office. If so, I wouldn't have to do the usual routine of removing gear after I get to the office.
I saw several guys wearing Darien or Darien Light pants at STC II; those would work, I think. Of course, the folks at the office would think it odd that I wore the same pants every day, but I gave up caring about what they thought was fashionable years ago.
What do you think?
FWIW, I still think the ultimate in commuting-to-the-office convenience has to be a one-piece suit like the Aerostich Roadcrafter. Off in 10 seconds, on in 20. I've seen it demonstrated; very nice. My gear-changing mambo routine in the cubicle takes a lot longer than that.
I was told last year, when I began riding and subsequently looking for gear, that I'd end up with 2 or 3 combinations of riding apparel. All of you who told me that were right.