If you’re a surfer, and you love the feel of salty sea mist on your skin, and the threatening billow of a forming wave, and the rush of gliding on water, but your preferred look is business formal, I’ve got good news for you. Quiksilver in Japan and the ad agency TBWA\HAKUHODO have designed the True Wetsuit, a wetsuit that looks like an actual suit.
“It is possible to traverse the office and beaches without changing clothes, in this high-performance waterproof wetsuit,” Quiksilver says. It comes in three styles – office smart, casual Friday and party tuxedo, “corresponding to every scene of the businessman surfer.” It is made of 2mm neoprene, comes with a tie and shirt and is made of quick-dry material.
The True Wetsuit is made from jersey neoprene and a stretchy “dryflight” fabric. It looks very much like a too-tight suit made of strange material. There’s even a tie. And this isn’t like one of those joke t-shirts with a tuxedo painted on.
True Wetsuits come in three different style: Office Smart, Casual Friday and Party Tuxedo. They each retail from 300,000 yen (about $2500).
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