HOW POPULAR ARE COMMUTER™ CLOTHING.

Most people who commute to work by bike wear commuter™ clothing.    The jeans are special because they are appropriate to wear for those who commute to work.

Levi jeans

You will find other Levi clothes suited for commuters such as shorts, shirts, jackets, and even socks!

I chose ‘cycling clothing for men’ for my Post since most of the commuter™ clothes are for men but

there is now a line, (it’s about time) that women have their own commuter™ clothes.

 

 

 

Women can click the link and tell Amazon that they are looking for cycling™ clothes for women.

My website is about Levi’s® commuter jeans for men, but I decided that women need and love jeans too.

The page that shows a product list of Levi clothing for commuters is simply called, ‘ Commuter™ clothing’.

 

LS&Co is still in the experimental stage.  There are comments from people who are not happy with their commuter jeans or other wearing apparel for some reason.   Levi Strauss listens and new developments are studied and tried based on consumer feedback.consumer reports in a magazine

 

LS&Co has the reputation for being first to do a certain thing.  And they were one of the first  to have a line of clothing for cyclist commuting to work.

But for the most part, the commuter clothing has a balance of performance and fashion.  Commuter™ clothing is important to a cyclist because it solves the problem that comes from riding a bike on the saddle for a long period of time.

Hopefully, the commuter™ clothing will be so well made that concern about holes in the crotch is a thing in the past.

Holes, you ask?   Yes, when one rides a bike with regular jeans such as 501® original fit jeans®, a hole in the crotch or the thighs is quite possible since the material was not developed for bike commuting.

With all these issues and others too, commuters still prefer commuter™ clothing, although they could wear their 501® Levi® original fit jeans.

CYCLING™ CLOTHING FOR MEN WHO LOVE TO RIDE.

As Levi’s® Commuter ™ Pro quotes, “Engineered for Movement. Optimized for the City” relates that the this would be a good motto for Commuters and their special clothes for commuting.

Levi Strauss and Company has been around for a long time.

In fact, in my research in general, I learned that LS& Co was one of the first companies to have a line of clothes specially made for commuters.

Commuters are happy about that.  This video shows the conveniences of wearing commuter clothing.

Now, I love 501® Levi® original and tall & big original fit jeans for men; in fact, that is the title of my Website.  

I love the company.  Many of the older people who grew up with Levi do feel the same way; committed, loyal; happy the company has the jeans for the commuters in the first place

BUT WHY ARE COMMUTERS HAPPY ABOUT THE NEW LINE OF COMMUTER™ CLOTHES.

Because, my dear readers, obviously these line of clothes are comfortable for riding a bike.

If they had to wear 501® Levi® jeans, they would strip them off and just wear their shorts. Police would get involved–well the ending would be that some company would figure out just what cyclist needed.

Holes would be a problem.  The simple way to get on the bike would be another problem. They need a little stretch.

Another serious problem would be a rash that would develop between the cyclist’s thighs.  Chafing can occur if different places, but no matter, it still hurts.

Back to the question about why commuters are happy about LEVI’S® new line of commuter clothes is because the Company has been working on commuter™ cyclist clothing since the beginning in 2011.

WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL TO WEAR IN HOT HUMID WEATHER?

Linen is the top choice of fabric to wear in the hot summer.  The material is breathable, very light, loosely woven to allow heat to escape from the body.

It absorbs moisture and dries quickly so that you remain cool in the hot season weather.

Cotton is another material that is one of the best to wear in hot humid weather.  Cotton is soft and lightweight.

Cotton soaks up the sweat which allows heat to escape from the body.  That makes it easy to stay cool.  I remember having to iron the cotton shirts for my husband.

It really wasn’t that bad, unless it had a lot of wrinkles.

ironing cotton shirts

Now, there is a polyester cotton that you do not have to iron.  If you are sweating a lot, cotton then could become heavy and wet.

It can leave stains when you get too hot and sweaty.

Denim that the Levi® jeans® are made from are tightly woven cotton, so it too, like cotton is breathable and absorbs sweat just like cotton.

The synthetics that make denim stretchier don’t breathe the way cotton fibers do.  Make sure your jeans are 100% cotton.

In the Business Insider with an article, “How To Wear Jeans In Hot Weather” by , wrote that a “nice well-washed, broken-in, less-than-12-oz-denim jeans” is okay to be worn in the heat of the day.

He said that denim is a breathable weave.  It depended on denim weight.  Below 12 oz. the jeans should be worn since these feel even more comfortable than chinos or some khakis in the summer heat.

It is a good article to read if you want more details.

For the most part, do not give up wearing denim jeans if it has the right weight.  I do not know how that is calculated.

However, my consensus is to wear cycling clothes.  The people who have them are cognizant about cyclist wearing clothes in hot or cold weather.

Here is a video to help with this problem of what to wear while cycling in hot weather.

It is your choice to know what is the best material.  Now, don’t sweat it.

sweating

 

WHAT ABOUT COMMUTER JEANS IN THE HOT HUMID CLIMATE?

The best way is to wear commuter™ jeans which have solved the problem of sweat.  Now a writer from The Guardian named Matt Seaton in the article, “How to avoid cycle sweat” doesn’t want to wear commuter clothing.

He does agree that commuter clothing is a way to keep sweat from developing.

It is true that commuter clothing has the ability to transfer moisture away from the body, declares Matt Seaton.  The answer about water will be told here.

It is worth reading his article.

WHAT IS THE DESIGNATION NUMBER FOR MEN’S CYCLING CLOTHING?

Levi’s® 511™ Commuter jeans.  But first, let’s test its water resistant and other surprising features by watching this short video. 9999988877777

 

SOME STATISTICS FOR THE 511 AND THE 510 COMMUTER JEANS.

The 510’s–mid rise
511’s–more of a low rise

Both have tapered legs although the 510’s is more aggressively tapered.

Leg opening 511’s is 7 inches
Leg opening 510’s is 6 1/2 inches

513-slim fit and straight leg throughout the leg opening.
511 slim fit with tapered leg and slim throughout the thigh and leg opening. The 511 is closer to the skinny jean.

The biggest difference between the 511 and the 510
The 511 fits close to the legs with a bit of looseness.
The 510 hug the legs; they are comfortably snug in the legs.
The higher amount of stretch in the 510 makes them more comfortable. That is if you are lean and not extra large in the thigh or bottom let.
If you have the body type that has built up calves or thighs or both, then the 511 is the better fit.

WHAT IS THE BEST COLOR TO BUY?

The best color jeans are dark colors like indigo, black, dark blue and so forth. They look good for formal and casual wear combined with other clothes.
The dark colors hide the skinny legs or the larger legs much better than the light colored jeans.

WHAT ABOUT THE SIZE INFORMATION?

Should fit your waist without needing a belt. The side is the measurement when you lean over to one side. They can be a little tight since denim will loosen as you wear them.
The inseam or the length should leave a slight or full break when you meet your shoes. You should not roll them up. I know that commuter jeans are rolled up to show the tape for light, but off the bike, they do not look good rolled that way.
Anything shorter than the slight or full break will look odd and anything longer will bunch at your ankles and throw off your proportions.
I would still leave the slight or the full break when riding the bike. Levi Strauss may not like this, but the jeans rolled at the cuff with the light reflector on the rolled cuff is not light enough for cars behind you to see anyway.
Still, the rolled up bottom leg cuff is not too bad if you do it small and not a large cuff.
Get a tail light. You can find the best lights on my website, with the Page offering Accessories. The lights are over 400 lumens.
That is a lot, but the traffic behind you can definitely see the back of your bike.

WHAT IS BETTER; BLENDS OR JUST COTTON FOR THE MATERIAL?

Denim can be mixed with spandex or another ingredient like spandex blend or it may have a polyester blend.
Note: Spandex blends tend to stretch out and make your jeans change looks since they are larger in the most important places where you do not want it larger.
Stretch out and not retain their shape.
HOW SHOULD MY COMMUTER JEANS FIT? OR REGULAR JEANS TOO.
How tall you do not matter!! What matters are your build; slim/regular or larger.
THINGS TO AVOID.
“Skinny jeans, because they are too tight; skin tight and look inappropriate.
Avoid Straight Fit jeans. The legs of the jeans are looser and will cut straight down to the knee to the ankle. It looks terrible.
If you can pinch more than 1.5 inches of denim on either side of your thighs, you need to move down to a slimmer cut or get the legs taken in. If you can avoid it, don’t rush to the tailor. Try a size down first or another brand. This is costly for a tailor to do. Having too much fabric on your thighs will make you look smaller, shorter or wide than you are.

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

You will see in the short walk-on video that the cuffed leg is slightly above the shoe, making it a “no break”. The cuffs are not large or extra large.
The eyes are focused on the bottom of the jeans to see the place of the break; “no break”, “slight”, or the “full break”. It can even be the half break which is okay.
The breaks are the places where the end of the leg meets the shoe. Way low down a little below half is the full break. Having it come in the center of the shoe is the slight or middle break.
Both are fine. If the calf looks all wrinkled, take the cuff on the bottom of the jeans completely out with a small hem. The calf should not look wrinkled. It should match up with the thigh.
Amazon video of the Levi’s Men’s 511 Slim Fit Jean. There is a slight break and is not rolled up at the bottom of the jean leg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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