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I did that last spring after seeing how expensive they were. I paid three dollars at a thrift store and an hour or so sewing and voila!
I have wool ones for spring and cotton ones for summer. The cotton ones were made from what seemed to be originally pricey cotton business pants.

Maple Leaf

"knickerdockers" - expect a "Cease and Desist" letter from Levi Strauss and Co. by this time next week!

Leo Horishny

"knickerdockers" - expect a "Cease and Desist" letter from Levi Strauss and Co. by this time next week!

Posted by: Maple Leaf | 06/02/2011 at 08:38 PM

Awesome! Well, I plan to get around that with it being a compound word as well as the D word not capitalized
Also, neither she nor I plan to create and market them, (though maybe I should apply for a trademark!), so the diaphanous free speech thing I'll hide under.

"from my cold, dead knees, you'll not strip me of my knickerdockers!!" }:-)


As a fellow 'bent commuter I was looking for a solution. I just found it! Thanks for sharing!

Leo Horishny

So, I'm looking into the word knickerdocker and came across this link to an 1897 discussion as to 'proper' cycling attire for women:


I am finding out that someone entering Google entries isn't aware of the term knickerBocker, and that back in the day, they had just as much angst over what was correct cycling attire. I happen to think the term rational clothing something that should be brought to modern conversation.

Leo Horishny

For the folks that choose to go this route, an advantage to these pants I still am getting used to is that I have pockets in the pants to put things in! or leave there, although I'll pay more attention to the depth of pocket of pants I choose to knicker in the future.
The other thing I may try though is to find pants with a flap on the rear pocket and have that moved to the front pocket....

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