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On Trousers And Safety

Protect yourself and look good at the same time!
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I drive a small motorcycle, much to the annoyance of other road users. Said annoyance often drives my fellow motorists to acts of, if not premeditated violence, then just selfish driving as they find it difficult to deal with my adherance to the 40mph speed limit. Apologies to them.

As a result of such depressingly frequent incidents I am compelled to wear protective apparel for my journeys in case of a situation coming up in which I come a cropper. However, whilst the jacket can be removed after the destination is reached changing one's trousers in public causes more than a raised eyebrow or two so I must continue to wear my less than stylish kevlar trousers.

I propose trousers for the motorcycle user that are comfy cotton lined, tight fitting protective kevlar with a covering of a snazzy pair of jeans, combats, khakis, cords or similar. The thin, outer trousers could be attached by poppers or hooks and could therefor be removed and switched with other coverings so you need only have one pair of kevlars (or leathers if you prefer) to suit all occasions. You could also do this for the jacket, but the trousers are my main concern.

Crashing would, however, cost you the use of your outer trousers and could result in loss of sensation in the pockets.

harderthanjesus, Dec 03 2004

Motorcycle Chaps http://froogle.goog...btnG=Search+Froogle
...would appear to be Widely Baked, you will be pleased to hear. Some appear to cover fully as much leg and off-leg regions as regular pants. [DrCurry, Dec 05 2004, last modified Sep 30 2005]

Retroreflective pinstripes Retroreflective_20pinstripes
[hippo, Nov 26 2023]


       I couldn't think of a good name for them.
harderthanjesus, Dec 03 2004

       Protectopants? Camokevlar?
Detly, Dec 03 2004

       One of the reasons I don't ride a bike is the sheer clothes-changingness of it all.
wagster, Dec 03 2004

       I thought this was going to be about alternate Reindeer names.   

       "On Pickle, on Flip Chart! On Trousers and Safety! On Aspirin and Headset and DoorJam and Chafey!"
dbsousa, Dec 03 2004

       On a more serious note, isn't that what chaps are for?
dbsousa, Dec 03 2004

       Yes, what are we for?
FarmerJohn, Dec 03 2004

normzone, Dec 03 2004

       Chaps only cover part of the leg though and give you a rather cowboyesque appearance.
harderthanjesus, Dec 04 2004

       Chaps are, of course, the exact opposite of this idea.
harderthanjesus, Dec 05 2004

       Remind me, what is wrong with the "cowboy-esque" look?
whlanteigne, Sep 26 2005

       Just had the idea of chaps that appear to be jeans that I could wear over my shorts, so I don't have to remove my shoes to change, but alas, [harderthanjesus] beat me to it, and I've already been here twenty years ago.
normzone, Nov 22 2023

       Ah, normzone, I've been there.
Loris, Nov 26 2023

       I think the answer is to go the other way, and just make your tough, protective kevlar trousers exquisitely tailored so that you would feel unembarrassed wearing them to the smartest occasion. As a bonus, this would allow you to add retroreflective pinstripes (see link).
hippo, Nov 26 2023

       Covert keister cover..
Voice, Nov 26 2023

       from ChatGPT: Styleguard, Safe Chic. I adjust that to Safe Chics
Voice, Nov 26 2023

       In my touring days I had an oilskin set that included bib overall style bottoms and a thigh-length oilskin jacket. Upon arrival you unzipped the cuffs to get your regular shoes out and took the whole overall off. A sport jacket and attaché in the boot comes out and the rain gear goes in. Not much padding but great weather gear. I wore elbow pads and hard knuckle gloves.   

       It wouldn’t be too hard to work up an overall that had the padding you wanted built in.
minoradjustments, Nov 26 2023


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