They would shift around, leave your lower back bare to burn or freeze, and often chaffed off a chunk of your anatomy.
You had to use special bum cream to soften them after washing! It's probably why we opted to race in speedos.
Then bib shorts evolved and tops grew lighter, breathable and more snug fitting. Fortunately the craze for logos wore off and now coffee ride style is more important than boardroom bling.
Out with Hugo Boss, in with Rapha & Assos. And don't forget the socks to match your mood and image.
Let's hear it, which filthy expensive kit deserves every buck, and which is the best value for rond?