Question for Commuters


Jan 22, 2019
How on earth do you keep your clothes which you carry to work look half ironed. How do you carry your shirts and trousers?

I look like an absolute scruff bag at work all of the time. I have to wear a jumper even when it's boiling!

Any advice will be greatly received.
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Jun 7, 2012
Epping Forest, Essex
Take 5 shirts into a local dry cleaners and leave them in the office... Leave a pair of trousers on a hanger on a coat-stand.

The easiest way is to have a change of clothes in the office and not to carry them ;-) I'm lucky in my current gig where I can rock up in jeans and a t-shirt so isnt currently an issue...
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Jan 24, 2018
I just fold my shirts in the morning and put them into my backpack. Commute is under and hour so they are rarely creased. I roll the trousers. I generally don't look scruffy (I think). I keep a pair of work shoes and belt in my locker.

Top tip - keep a spare pair of socks and jocks in work for the day you invariably forget them - don't ask how I know.


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Apr 5, 2011
I always wear cycling overtrousers which keep them perfect

for the top half, best tips I have are

-buy cheap shirts. The more expensive, quality cottonn ones will look a mess compared to a 10 quid primark one ! (I have a wardrobe with loads of quality shirts I rarely wear now). Sounds daft I know but the end result is not looking like a scruff bag!
-don't wear a backpack. Get a rack/panniers
-let the bike do all the work on the way in on max. Do your excercise on way home !
-keep a spare shirt at work for emergencies
- go "shirt sleeve order" ie folded up cuffs (hides badly cruplmed sleeves)
- in winter wear a fleece under your cycling outer (9 years cycle commuting experience and this prevents the creases dropping out of shirts - don't know why but it does )
- Finally we have fixed hairdryer on the shower cubicle walls at work. In waterproof failure emergencies I have dried trousers this way ! Eventually ....