The Ted Crow Challenge marches on! So, Ted, here's some advice from Kevin, who knows about time in the saddle -- he just got back from cycling from Cleveland to Central America. (And last we heard, he went thousands of miles without being mistaken for a "homeless serial killer.")
In this picture, Kevin is sportin' "shants" with Andiamo padded liners, showing a warm-weather version of this look. A big fan of the Endura Hummvee 3/4 Knickers we already mentioned, Kevin also relies on Endura Gridlock waterproof pants and, in cold December weather, he'll top it all off with a Surly Wool Cycling Cap.
Kevin was seconded by Chris from Medina, who also recommends knickers ("they blend in with the everyday fashion scene) and notes: "You have to look good on your bike. It is just one of those things."