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Old 01-29-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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"Dress" Motorcycle pants

I've googled extensively and searched this site and haven't found what I'm looking for.

Here is my dilemma: I have to ride about 1.5 miles each way to work every day. I'm required to wear business casual attire (khakis, collared shirt, etc). Do any of you know of any armored khaki style motorcycle pants. I'm in and out a lot and it would be a huge pain to have to put on and take off overpants all the time. I'm a big believer in ATGATT, so I'll do what has to be done.

If I have to go the overpant route, I'm going to get the good stuff. Is the Rally Pro 2 pant an overpant or standalone pant? I can't seem to find the answer to that.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:30 AM   #2
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Aerostitch one piece suit, fitted a bit large. Does the trick.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:36 AM   #3
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How about these? http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=44710
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:00 AM   #4
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+1 on the Stich

but if not how about strap on armor under your own stuff?

http://www.amazon.com/Shift-Racing-E.../dp/B0021AC7DU

That and some leather underwear should do the trick.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:22 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Machtig
I've googled extensively and searched this site and haven't found what I'm looking for.

Here is my dilemma: I have to ride about 1.5 miles each way to work every day. I'm required to wear business casual attire (khakis, collared shirt, etc). Do any of you know of any armored khaki style motorcycle pants. I'm in and out a lot and it would be a huge pain to have to put on and take off overpants all the time. I'm a big believer in ATGATT, so I'll do what has to be done.

If I have to go the overpant route, I'm going to get the good stuff. Is the Rally Pro 2 pant an overpant or standalone pant? I can't seem to find the answer to that.
I'm quite happy with the suits from http://www.teizms.com I have the Lombard and the Mojave...
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:35 AM   #6
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Over-pants (or suit) are really the only way to go. Not only will you get to keep most of your skin when you crash, they also keep you from getting bug guts and other road junk all over your dress pants before you get to work.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:11 AM   #7
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depending on how casual ... BMW Summer Pants in khaki. But, you will have the knee pads hanging on you all day.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:46 AM   #8
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Here you go Machtig....Kevlar cargo pants on sale for $70.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:20 AM   #9
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Here you go Machtig....Kevlar cargo pants on sale for $70.
I have a pair of these and they are very baggy on me and they are very heavy with all of the kevlar and extra layers of cloth. They will probably be in the flea market soon too.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:32 AM   #10
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The Australian Draggin' Pants website has a lot of different styles of pant available, including a "Metro" (a really smart looking khaki that looks like a high end Dockers, without any cargo pockets, which frankly push the envelope of "business casual" a bit much IMHO) and even Oilskins, and most importantly armor is available. I'm thinking of getting the metro, as a good option when I'm riding to work and its a million degrees out. Here's the link for their site; http://www.dragginjeans.net/product%20range/mens/pants
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:52 AM   #11
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Aerostitch one piece suit, fitted a bit large. Does the trick.
My thoughts exactly. I commuted in a one piece Roadcrafter and it worked great. You can have the suit on or off in less than 1 minute (probably more like 30 seconds). and it will provide great protection. It had enough vents to be comfortable in the Georgia summer heat.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:37 AM   #12
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #13
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Here you go Machtig....Kevlar cargo pants on sale for $70.
These are also available in a khaki (non-cargo) version.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:32 AM   #14
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I'm quite happy with the suits from http://www.teizms.com I have the Lombard and the Mojave...
Ditto.

Have had the V1 (armored) from Ghazi for about a year. Dress shirt, tie, slacks underneath. Keep one pair each of brown and black shoes at work. Twenty or so Super Shirts from Penney's and a variety of no-wrinkle slacks. Two minutes after slipping off the one piece at work and no one knows I rode in torrential rain, blistering heat, or icy cold conditions. Neat, tidy, clean, and dry.

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:01 AM   #15
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thanks guys. You all are awesome. The cargo pants are a no go. I'm looking at all the other links you all posted now.

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