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« on: May 28, 2010, 09:12:19 pm »

Do you tuck your pants into your boots while riding your motorcycle?  I always do, except on the rare occasion that I'm wearing short boots.  I don't like pant legs flopping around, and it just feels better to me to tuck them in.  But, I think I'm in the minority.

What say you?  Discuss.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 09:40:37 pm »

Depends on the boots & the pants!  

Leather suit tucks into street or MX boots.  Nothing tucks into leather "biker boots".  Textile pants go over street or MX boots.  I've added ankle straps and/or altered legs to be narrower on my textile pants to keep ankle fabric from flapping.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 09:11:05 am »

Leathers in, textile out.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 09:23:47 am »


Leathers in, textile out.


So,  you're saying you go both ways...











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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 11:02:22 am »




So,  you're saying you go both ways...











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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 11:26:00 am »

Leathers are snug enough that they always tuck in. 'Stitch is too drapey to tuck in, so it goes out.
Frank Thomas textile suit and jeans can go in or out- in if it's hot and I want some ventilation in my boots, out if I don't.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 08:44:31 pm »

Yep, leathers in, textiles out. In the winter when it's below freezing, I'll tuck my pants in to keep my legs warm.

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 09:44:28 pm »

occasionally yes, most times no, I keep pant legs over the boots in case it starts to rain, so the boots don't fill with water before I can get stopped and put on the rain gear.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010, 12:38:15 am »

It was mentioned above "Leathers inside, Textiles outide." I'd say that's a pretty good rule of thumb. I go with what the pants were designed for.

For street duty I wear Sidi On-Road boots and jeans with textile overpants and don't notice any flapping with them outside of the boot. The leathers I own are designed to go inside the boot, so that's where they go. Smile
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 02:03:07 am »

nope....speedo too short to tuck in! but mesh over-pants cover boots....seriously though..long pants tucked into long socks held down by pants.....secured in boots....covered by overpants.....
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 02:33:00 am »

Leather, tucked in.  Jeans/textile untucked.  If I'm wearing layers everything but the outermost layer gets tucked in.  
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 08:20:17 am »

Leathers in. Overpants or jeans out. My Triumph Raptor textile/mesh pants fit like leathers, so they are tucked in as well.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 03:06:53 pm »

Tucking your trousers into your boots is the equivalent of tucking your shirt into your underwear. And less exciting.
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 09:37:40 pm »


It was mentioned above "Leathers inside, Textiles outide." I'd say that's a pretty good rule of thumb. I go with what the pants were designed for.

For street duty I wear Sidi On-Road boots and jeans with textile overpants and don't notice any flapping with them outside of the boot. The leathers I own are designed to go inside the boot, so that's where they go. Smile



Those are pretty tall boots -- do you wear long ski socks underneath them?  Or just have the boot cuff touching your skin?
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2010, 01:17:21 pm »


Leathers in, textile out.


Yep.  
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2010, 09:29:33 am »

Since I only have textile,,, over boot.
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2010, 10:40:42 am »


Since I only have textile,,, over boot.


Ditto
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2010, 03:32:29 pm »

Always out.  
Both my JR Alter Ego's over street boots and my MX pants over MX boots.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2010, 05:19:53 pm »

I like 'em loose.   Wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 12:53:25 pm »


Leather, tucked in.  Jeans/textile untucked.  If I'm wearing layers everything but the outermost layer gets tucked in.  


Yup.

Didn't I start a poll on this a few years ago?  Headscratch

Maybe it was just a statement.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 01:12:43 pm »

well now, that just depends on the boots in question.
Papa you should recognize these, these are right out of the UK, I've since sold them and they're currently being
worn as they should by a Triumph cafe pal of mine who lusted after them.
The Brits make a fine pair of boots.


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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2010, 04:20:16 pm »

C ;)an't tuck my shorts in my sneakers
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2010, 04:23:42 pm »


C ;)an't tuck my shorts in my sneakers


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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2010, 10:10:19 am »

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leather Technic pants into Oxtar boots
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2014, 06:41:49 pm »

Glad I came across this.   I commute with textile pants and touring leather boots.   Thought myself old fashion to wear my pants over my boots.
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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2014, 06:51:16 pm »

Jeans: No.
Aerostich: No.
Leather: Yes.
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 06:53:52 pm »

It depends on what gear that I am wearing.
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 07:04:59 pm »


It depends on what gear that I am wearing.


Exactly...

Which boots, which pants, on road or off, commuting or out riding, Ginger or Mary Anne?

Street clothes under gear for commuting, in light touring boots is about the only time I tuck in, makes getting over pants on simpler.
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 09:46:10 pm »

If you tuck your pants in, your boots will fill with water in the rain.
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 09:54:20 pm »


If you tuck your pants in, your boots will fill with water in the rain.


I don't have that problem. None of my gear is waterproof. One suit is water resistant. I like to wear mesh gear in the summer so I carry rain gear which goes over my gear.
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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2014, 12:41:26 am »

I tried tucking my shorts into my flip-flops but couldn't make it work Sad
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2014, 01:54:23 am »


I tried tucking my shorts into my flip-flops but couldn't make it work Sad


It would work fine. You'd just get arrested for indecent exposure.
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2014, 04:07:56 pm »

Like everyone else, leathers in textiles and jeans out, unless it's raining, then I tuck my jeans into my Combat Tour's and leave the rain pants out, secured by velcro. That stops my jeans from wicking water halfway up my leg inside my rain pants..
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2014, 04:29:55 pm »

Generally in as my Roadcrafter is about an inch shorter than my jeans. Since it rains so much here if I don't I end up wit the last inch of my jeans all soggy and dirty at work...

Easy enough to tuck into the CBT Lt's..
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2014, 06:56:39 pm »

Track leathers in, everything else out. I'm far from a fashionista (some of you have witnessed my lack of style in person), but my wife occasionally watches the E! channel in the bedroom, and tucking your pants into your boots - especially jeans ( ) - that would be heavily criticized on fashion police.  Really.

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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2014, 11:09:19 pm »

Lol, I thought I recognized the title of this thread!  Way to resurrect it, haha!


So an update from me:  I ride a hotter bike now, so I've thus started wearing shorter boots almost year-round.  This makes pants un-tuckable, so I have pants on the outside.  About the only time I'm still wearing the tall Sidi On-Roads (and tucking pants in) is when I'm riding on a cold day, or riding a dual sport.

Of course, right now I'm taking a break to have some surgeries done, and not riding anything at all for a while.
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2014, 09:58:52 am »

For street riding my pants are not tucked in. For dual sporting I wear "in the boot" pants with my MX boots.
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2014, 10:33:14 am »

Leathers tucked.  
Winter textiles untucked.  
I used to have some Meshtex pants that I tucked, but I sold them and wear perf'ed leathers now.  
On the occasion that I wear jeans putting around town, they are untucked.  They are snug enough they won't flap.  They wouldn't flap much anyway at 25-35 mph small town speeds.
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« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2014, 12:58:32 pm »

Top layer out.  My jeans cuffs are longer than my overpants so I tuck the jeans in my boots when I'm wearing full gear (which is most of the time)
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2014, 01:05:58 pm »

A: Jeans.... Outside of the boots.

B: Textile pants.... Outside of the boots.

C: Leathers.... Inside the boots.

D: Chaps.... Outside the boots.



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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2014, 03:52:48 am »

In some cases, the wearing of boots may be required by laws or regulations, such as the regulations in some jurisdictions requiring workers on construction sites to wear steel-toed safety boots. Boots are recommended as well for motorcycle riders.
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2014, 11:41:19 am »


Leathers in, textile out.


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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2014, 11:09:42 am »

Textiles in, overpants are outside the boot.  Keeps the cuffs clean.
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« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2015, 12:01:26 am »

Outside for both textile & leather. Leather for me now is the Transit II from Aerostich...wouldn't fit inside.
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« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2015, 05:08:42 pm »

Depends on the boots, and the pants, of course.  I have five pair of boots that I wear most of the time.  Three over, one tucked in, and one mainly over, but sometimes tucked in, when I am wearing lighter weight pants.  That applies to my jeans/mid layer pants.  Textile riding pants always go over.
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