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11. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

I do know how leather clothing functions, Trebor, and I'm sure other contributors to this thread know too!

You're not an experienced traveller and said yourself that >[i]I do wish to see warmer climates in my life. I wonder if I'd still feel the same way about leather trouse

So maybe just accept what experienced travellers are telling you?

IMO, I feel leather's gotten a bad wrap from that sitcom Friends, however, I must remind the world, that that was a TV show and not real life.
Leather is great in real life, and you don't have to wash them so much.

12. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 909 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Trebor Illusion

Quoting leics2

I do know how leather clothing functions, Trebor, and I'm sure other contributors to this thread know too!

You're not an experienced traveller and said yourself that >[i]I do wish to see warmer climates in my life. I wonder if I'd still feel the same way about leather trouse

So maybe just accept what experienced travellers are telling you?

IMO, I feel leather's gotten a bad wrap from that sitcom Friends, however, I must remind the world, that that was a TV show and not real life.
Leather is great in real life, and you don't have to wash them so much.

I wouldn't take leather clothes in very hot country, my jacket is too hot even in Finland summer some days, so if its above 20-26C its way too warm :)

13. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

>that that was a TV show and not real life.

TV, films, reality shows and social media websites never accurately depict reality.

I've never seen 'Friends' but if it did give leather clothing a 'bad rap' I seriously doubt that has any impact whatsoever on what people think about leather clothing nowadays. 'Friends' ended 16 years ago and fashions regularly change.

14. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

>that that was a TV show and not real life.

TV, films, reality shows and social media websites never accurately depict reality.

I've never seen 'Friends' but if it did give leather clothing a 'bad rap' I seriously doubt that has any impact whatsoever on what people think about leather clothing nowadays. 'Friends' ended 16 years ago and fashions regularly change.

You say that as yet another Friends episode starts on Comedy Central in the UK...

There's one episode of Friends that shows one of them having to peel himself out of his new leather pants because they got hot and shrank and he couldn't bare the heat, set in Manhattan...
Leather doesn't do that; doesn't get hot or retain hot air like that, because it's skin, it breathes and feels quite comfortable and aerated when it is hot out, but is also cowhide, so it is thicker than our skin, and feels warm in the snow.

15. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

>shows one of them having to peel himself out of his new leather pants because they got hot and shrank and he couldn't bare the heat,

I suspect that was a joke. I refer you to my comment about TV shows etc above. :-/

[ Edit: Edited on 23 Apr 2021, 18:27 GMT by leics2 ]

16. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

>shows one of them having to peel himself out of his new leather pants because they got hot and shrank and he couldn't bare the heat,

I suspect that was a joke. I refer you to my comment about TV shows etc above. :-/

I know, I'm usually the one having to defend leather trousers stating that. ;)

Your suspicions were right, it was just a joke; the script called for all of that to happen, but that's not how leather trousers work in the real world; still, that show did a lot of damage to leather trousers with people thinking they get hot when it's hot; no, when it's hot, because it's skin, it allows yours to breathe and leather trousers feel quite comfortable really.

[ Edit: Edited on 23 Apr 2021, 20:39 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

17. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

I very much doubt 'Friends' made 'people' think leather trousers are too hot to wear when it's very hot. Few, if any, people make their life choices based on one episode of a TV comedy series.

Unless and until you have worn leather trousers in a really hot, humid climate you really cannot comment on their suitability or otherwise.

There's been quite enough discussion about leather trousers on this thread so let's move on ......

18. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 264 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Trebor, I live in the U.S. and am very familiar with 'Friends'. Other than syndicated re-runs on minor TV channels, it hasn't aired since 2004! 17 years! There is NO possible way that just one episode of that sitcom made any sort of impact, negative or otherwise, on the leather-clothing industry. No. Way.

Most people I know will not travel with leather because of the weight. And while you might not think leather pants need to be cleaned very often, I'll disagree with how stinky they can become in 90-100 degree F. heat, especially if worn outside every day. Bikers here mostly wear versatile chaps which can be put on over their jeans, and are easily removed when off the bike. They wear them to protect their skin in a spill, and/or to cut wind. Cold-weather chaps or pants might also be insulated.

What my husband and I pack for travel depends on where we're going, what time of year that is, and what we'll be doing. It doesn't vary much but there are some different items of clothing we'll take for hiking trips than for city stays, and lighter/heavier depending on the season. We don't have stuff we'd only wear only on vacation, though.

[ Edit: Edited on 23 Apr 2021, 22:33 GMT by goodfish ]

19. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Quoting goodfish

Trebor, I live in the U.S. and am very familiar with 'Friends'. Other than syndicated re-runs on minor TV channels, it hasn't aired since 2004! 17 years! There is NO possible way that just one episode of that sitcom made any sort of impact, negative or otherwise, on the leather-clothing industry. No. Way...

I live in the UK, Comedy Central in the UK has been playing Friends for many years now, everyday, throughout the day, and middle of the night; so much so that I've nicknamed it 'The Friends Channel'.
It's on virtually non stop everyday on Comedy Central (in the UK) and has been that way for at least 11 years.
I feel, the UK has an unhealthy obsession with the show as every year they have a travelling show called FriendsFest.
...

People tell me they think if it's a hot day you'd get hot and they'd be too hot to wear; in England they're telling me this; I just tell them that Friends was a TV show and that doesn't happen in real life; they usually get what I mean when I say that as I'm sure Friends is what planted that false idea, that a man can suddenly feel too hot while sitting inside in Manhattan on a January night (the character was wearing them for a New Year's Resolution, so it was set in the winter even), that the heat would be unbearable, that the leather trousers would shrink etc...
Complete nuts, and UK can get hot, especially these days; I'm not saying it gets hot like Nevada, but, a hot day is a hot day, and leather is skin so it breathes providing aeration on hot days, and it insulates, providing warmth in the winter/Perfect! For travel; Nobody said you have to put it in your case, just find a chair or fold them up and put them into a closet if you don't want to put it in your suitcase, I'm just saying it's a great material to wear because of it's ability to aerate when hot and insulate when cold.
Also, I've seen enough people wearing leather in hot states in America on TV and whatnot and they're not all struggling to get out of leathers because of the heat, just saying.

Why can't you just take my word for it?

Leather is a great material because it lets your skin breathe because leather breathes (because it's skin); of course, like all leather trousers, they're lined with felt I believes, but that doesn't matter, leather trousers don't get hot like leather upholstery, end of.
Google it if you have to, wearing leather trousers when it's hot is not a problem.

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 00:27 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

20. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3703 posts) 32w Star this if you like it!

Travel Attire.

Like mentioned above, I sort of pack according to where I am going and prevailing weather. I am an old fart now, I have traveled for many years, some for work and some for when I was in the military and the rest on my own dime. Fifty years ago there were more people flying in suits or sports jackets and for me sometimes in uniform. Nowadays I have noticed passengers on planes in t-shirts and flip-flops.

I probably carry more stuff than some other people. I have a carry on bag and a check-in bag. In my carry on bag I have spare trousers, spare shirt, a set of underwear along with my razor and the stuff you can stuff in the little plastic bag allowed by TSA or whatever your country's authority is called. I have been stranded for days either hanging around the airport or put up in an airport hotel for various reasons like weather, plane crash blocking runways and mechanical problems. I was happy to have spare clothes. I like side pockets on my trousers (pants where I live) so I can stuff "stuff" in pocket.

Where I live has cold winters. Where I frequently end up has more tropical weather. When cold at home I have a light jacket and dress in layers. At the airport I put the sweater in the check-in bag. I normally wear long sleeve shirts. This way when the A/C is a little chilly I can roll the sleeves down. About 20 years ago I started wearing a vest, something I noticed Japanese and Koreans wearing. More pockets for ticket, paperback novel, toothbrush, snack, and whatever.

In a warm location, like Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia I am in shorts and t-shirts most of the time. I do bring a short sleeve shirt or two for something more dressy to wear with my trousers.

(That's my uniform, long sleeve shirt, vest; long "wash and wear" cotton trousers with side pockets when flying.)

I have never worn leather pants (trousers) in my whole life! Never saw a need for it. Seems like leather pants would be more of a problem for maintenance. Plain old cotton fabric pants works for me.

Okeydokey.