Trousers for pub and then 12 mile commute

Sewinman
Sewinman Posts: 2,131
edited November 2014 in Commuting chat
Hi,

Occasionally I go for a few pints after work and have never enjoyed a) cycling back in suit trousers/jeans or b) changing into lycra in a pub loo c) standing in the pub in lycra being laughed at by colleagues

So I am looking for some comfortable/smart trousers that I can remember to wear on pub nights that I can then cycle the 12 miles home in. Some padding would be useful.

Any thoughts? I also want a stylish jacket to wear on top.

TIA!

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  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    Sewinman wrote:
    Hi,

    Occasionally I go for a few pints after work and have never enjoyed a) cycling back in suit trousers/jeans or b) changing into lycra in a pub loo c) standing in the pub in lycra being laughed at by colleagues

    So I am looking for some comfortable/smart trousers that I can remember to wear on pub nights that I can then cycle the 12 miles home in. Some padding would be useful.

    Any thoughts? I also want a stylish jacket to wear on top.

    TIA!
    Trousers:
    Rapha
    Levis commuter jeans
    Swrve

    Jacket:
    Rapha
    I have the Surface Aquaphobic jacket which is smart enough for the pub
    Probably a bunch of other stuff
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Rapha natch, I've worn mine 60 miles in a storm, but that's another story.
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • DrLex
    DrLex Posts: 2,142
    I can't be bothered with a full kit change, so wear lightly-padded undershorts like the craft bike boxer and a regular pair of trousers. It's also the best pairing with the rapha 3/4 (unpadded) shorts, as such lack a gusset and are literally a pain in the gentleman's area after a full day's touring/audax.
    Wouldn't wear suit trousers, as they'd either wear through or get a bit shiny on the seat & crotch.
    Location: ciderspace
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Padding WTAF you MASSHOOF jessy I add sand and nails
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Sewinman wrote:
    Hi,

    Occasionally I go for a few pints after work and have never enjoyed a) cycling back in suit trousers/jeans or b) changing into lycra in a pub loo c) standing in the pub in lycra being laughed at by colleagues

    So I am looking for some comfortable/smart trousers that I can remember to wear on pub nights that I can then cycle the 12 miles home in. Some padding would be useful.

    Any thoughts? I also want a stylish jacket to wear on top.

    TIA!

    I get sweaty on my 8-9 miler. Not sure I'd want to do anything more than a few miles in normal clothes. Maybe I need a flat bar commuter for such things...
  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Rohan Bags, Crahopper Basecamp ( a bit baggy), GoOutdoors Walking Trouser (slim fit)
  • PBo
    PBo Posts: 2,493
    Love my swrve jeans. I've done up to 10 miles on the road bike, brisk pace, and no comfort issues at all....just a slightly moist waistband.

    But then, I start sweating just talking about cycling....

    Swrve jeans also have a TARDIS like quality of looking slim fit, whilst accommodating a pair of Forstermann thighs.
  • I like the Rapha jeans for stuff like that, but they're a bit pricey unless you catch the sale :)

    Tempted to try the Howies Epic jeans - they make good stuff generally and water resistant jeans sound like they might be useful.