From: G-S on 24 Mar 2010 02:43
Kevin Gleeson wrote:
> Maybe Gen Y can pull it off?
> Can you imagine ot Gen Y bankers?
> Or teachers with hoodies and baseball caps?
By the time Gen Y are in that position they will have already sold out
and will be wearing whatever the establishment deems suitable for those
It's called middle age :)
From: G-S on 24 Mar 2010 02:59
> On Mar 24, 7:37 am, Kevin Gleeson <kevinglee...(a)imagine-it.com.au>
>> One day people will judge people one what they do, not what they wear.
>> Yeah right.
> What you wear is very informative about you as a person, and
> deliberately being non conformist to a dress code (not wearing a suit
> for an office job interview for example or wearing a suit to an
> interview as a creative in the advertising industry) sends a clear
> signal about your mental attitude and approach.
I don't know about you but I wouldn't call a teaching job a 'suit and
tie' type environment (certain private schools excepted).
I'd in fact go so far as to suggest that public schools constitute a
very casual dress environment and yet motorcycling gear is STILL
considered not acceptable by some.
I have been told (when attending a meeting about buses that were
carrying students) that turning up on a motorbike sent the wrong message
to students and might in fact encourage them to take up motorcycling,
and yes this was by education department staff attending that meeting.
When I pointed out that motorcycling wasn't against the law and was a
legitimate mode of transport and asked if they had a policy of
discouraging motorcycle use they hummed and ummmmed and eventually they
said they had a policy 'not to encourage it'.
When I asked why they were even more evasive and I got no clear answer.
They were somewhat upset when I declined to agree not to turn up to
further meetings by motorbike and I wasn't invited back again. That bus
project didn't get far though (since we are the only operator in the
area :) 
 OK so that's a little petty but they deserved it.
From: bikerbetty on 24 Mar 2010 03:00
"Zebee Johnstone" <zebeej(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> One item of kit that might be useful is:
> yeah, expensive, but very useful indeed. The full length zips mean
> they are very easy to get on and off over fancy trousers, and they are
> more protective than jeans so are the solution to needing to wear
> shorts when you get off the bike. (Or even a skirt, wear them under
> A pair of these over dress slacks, a change of shoes, done. Your good
> gear is protected from wet and gunge and doesn't get mangled when the
> overtrousers are removed.
> Because of the loose fit I've found them surprisingly wearable in 30
> deg+ heat over shorts, no worse than black jeans and sometimes better.
I had a look at the site - they look great, but I couldn't find any short
enough (story of my life!!!) Would be the same story as my Ixon pants - the
legs are about 3 inches too long for me. It said on the aerostich site that
they can do alterations for a more custom fit - for another $60...
Will need a better paid job, ha ha!
Thanks for the heads-up though Zebee. Will bookmark the site.
From: Zebee Johnstone on 24 Mar 2010 03:05
In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:00:06 +1100
bikerbetty <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
> I had a look at the site - they look great, but I couldn't find any short
> enough (story of my life!!!) Would be the same story as my Ixon pants - the
> legs are about 3 inches too long for me. It said on the aerostich site that
> they can do alterations for a more custom fit - for another $60...
yeah, I paid the extra for the shortening. Fit nicely now.
From: Zebee Johnstone on 24 Mar 2010 03:07
In aus.motorcycles on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:59:28 -0700 (PDT)
theo <theodoreb(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote:
> I went to work in lycra every day for 11 years but wore a 3 piece
> tailored suit the rest of the day. I also did a lot of job interviews,
The senior academic who used to ride to UNSW then
wander around half the day still in his lycra kit did change into
something else if he was lecturing.
Mainly because the students got distracted...