- Commuting and keeping your shirt crisp and neat
fold in half , roll it up loosely , stick it in carradice
get to work – hang up in shower – have a nice hot shower
seing as work took away my showers & bike locking facilitys i now have a creased shirt and a slightly smelly – the concept of riding 20odd miles before work seems alien to HSE – who also threw a wobbler at me locking my bike to the railings outside the back door – suggesting i move it to the racks that are not bolted down and not under the CCTVPosted 6 years agoStonerSubscriber
I ride in my work clothes but its only a 4 mile roll downhill from paddington to Strand.
If Im staying over and need more shirts I fold them like in the shops and then roll them tightly from the bottom to the collar. Then they sit in the bottom of the carradice. When I get to the hotel I hang them up in the bathroom for the next morning.
I confess to the fashion faux pas of preferring light cotton blend shirts with button cuffs from M&S. I hate double cuffs and heavy Oxford cotton double stitched collars. Too uncomfortable to ride or fly the computer in.Posted 6 years agoStirlingCrispinSubscriber
I ride in my work clothes too.
Sometimes I just roll the shirt into a loose roll. Creases don’t matter – just look at how crumpled people look stepping out of a car.
For longer journeys, flights etc I use an Eagle Creek Pack-It 18.Posted 6 years ago
How do people keep their shirt for work looking half presentable or better on their commute?
Just done folded mine the same way they do when you buy them from a shop and wrapped it round a piece of card to keep it flat and wondered why I’d never bothered to do it before.
Right school run and work is go!Posted 6 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I fold mine a bit like do in the shops, but without the card and as loosely as possible, so as not to crease the folds any more that necessary. then into a plastic bag, then into the backpack. any creases fall out within 15-20 minutes.
If you’re very bothered about the creases, you could bring in two shirts one day, wear one and hang the other up. From then on bring in one a day, but hang that up and wear the one you hung up yesterday.
I’d do that myself, but I’d give myself about 2 days before I decided I’d rather like a few more minutes in bed sack off tomorrow’s shirt until tomorrow!Posted 6 years agoTiRedMember
I take them in two at a time, rolled around underwear and placed in a fairly rigid carrier bag inside a racktop bag or pannier. Hang them up in my locker at work and they serve for two days each. We do have nice showers though (plus free warm towels, bike shop on site, secure parking and get paid £1 per day… 8) )Posted 6 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I confess to the fashion faux pas of preferring light cotton blend shirts with button cuffs from M&S.
I’m similar – I also hate double cuffed shirts, and loath cufflinks scraping against the desk as I write. The cuffs wear faster too.
But I can’t agree on lightweight cotton..!
Oh, and I’m a folder – quick fold on the dining table in the morningand into the bag. Minimum time folded = less creased.Posted 6 years agoGary_MMember
I either bring in a weeks worth of shirts if I drive in and hang them in my locker. If I need to take in shirts whilst riding I roll them up, stick them in a plastic back and carry them in a camelbak.
‘they serve for two days each’, mmm don’t think I would wear the same shirt for two days even though I’m not a sweaty type. Might give it a go and see if anyone complains about the smell.Posted 6 years ago
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