We typically have clothes for specific activities – white shorts or skirt plus a white top for tennis, jodhpurs and a monocle for fox hunting, or a micro-speedo for laps at the Y – and driving is no exception. Oh sure, if you’re making a run to the store in the family crap wagon, you might just go as-is, wearing whatever you happen to have on at the moment, and of course what you wear underneath your clothes is your own business, you perv.
But what about when you go driving when the intent is to go driving? Do you have specific attire that makes the act all the more pleasurable or special? Piloti shoes are supposed to have been designed with not just heel to toe walking in mind, but also easing heel and toe in your car’s footwell. Driving gloves too are supposed to offer both an improved grip on wheel and shifter, and project the sense of unmitigated pretension, and they come in handy when one needs to challenge someone to a duel.
Those are the most common driving-for-fun accouterments, and of course should your fun time on the road lean more towards cruising on two wheels there’s tons of others, including dead cow chaps, toe protectors, and vests with tassels, a particular favorite of mine. So, when you go for a joy ride – in your own car or on your bike – do you dress for the occasion?
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