For avid surfers who feel like business meetings are eating into their time on the waves, one forward-thinking fashion company might have the answer.
The ‘True Wetsuit’ is an attempt to tackle the wardobe woes of dudes who don’t have time to change en route to the boardroom.
Combining office and casual wear, the $3,000 neoprene two-piece, complete with shirt and tie style of your choice, offers a completely waterproof solution to addressing the work/life fasion balance.
The line of wetsuits come from surf and snowboarding retailer Quiksilver Japan and resemble actual smart business attire.
Supposedly designed to be as effective in a meeting as they are on a board, the suit is constructed from a combination of 2mm jersey neoprene and lightweight water repellent fabric.
The clothing hybrid features a jacket, trousers, a shirt, as well as a choice of a neck tie or a bow, depending on the glamour of the occasion.
Quiksilver are set to release three styles including office smart, casual Friday and party tuxedo, to cater to all levels of business attire.
The ‘office smart’ offering is composed of a black jacket and trousers, as well as white shirt and a monochrome striped tie.
‘Casual Friday’ is an eye-catching number in petrol blue with a blue and white striped neck tie.
‘Party tuxedo’ is a black suit, complete with a bow tie, pocket square and even stylish wet-look winged lapels.
In a press release, the retailer has explained the idea behind the suit: ‘It is possible to traverse the office and beaches without changing clothes, in this high-performance waterproof wetsuit.’
As it stands, the suit will only be made available in Japan, and will set surfers back a little over $3,000.
In a promotional video, a handsome Japanese business man is seen driving to work in his car, weighing up the possibility of hitting the waves before work.
He walks out of his car straight onto the beach with surfboard under arm, and leaps straight into the water.
After pulling some action shots – and catching the eye of an intrigued female surfer – he gets straight back into his car and heads to his business meeting.