Ties That Bind
When the weather turned cold, this past fall, I started wearing wool sweaters (mostly from the thrift store) when riding my bike. Recently, I decided that I would start wearing a shirt and tie under my wool sweaters. I like the look, and it falls into the "Gentleman Cyclist" mode that I attempt to follow.
Oddly, this little change in attire has resulted in a lot of attention at the coffee shop, and elsewhere. I have finally come up with a "reason" for wearing the tie, for those who need a reason:
Every day at work, I wear brown pants and a black t-shirt. On the weekends I like to wear something to different. It is the same (though opposite) as how someone who wears a tie to work every day generally wants to wear a t-shirt on the weekends.
The weather will turn warm, again, and I will go back to riding in t-shirts and shorts (or rolled-up pants), just because the heat makes a buttoned shirt and tie a bit uncomfortable. Until then, I'm enjoying the "1930s casual" look.