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Quiksilver Japan launches business suit wettie

True Wetsuits' three styles © Quiksilver Japan





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"True Wetsuit" line gives new meaning to the term "wet suit"

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 April, 2015 - Kyodo, Japan - Today Quiksilver Japan unveiled their new line of "True Wetsuits"—a garment-like thing that blends together the style and features of a modern business suit, with wetsuits. Lacking words, we'll defer to the press release Quik sent out this AM for details:

"TRUE WETSUITS," the 1st suit of its kind in the world, which can be worn on business occasions, for parties, and, of course, surfing.

The "TRUE WETSUITS" is designed to fit every aspect of users' lives to make both life and surfing more fun. A must-have item for the busy, modern person.

Orders for the "TRUE WETSUITS" can be placed through the QUIKSILVER JAPAN website ( starting on April 20 12:00 (Tokyo Time). The "TRUE WETSUITS" includes a jacket, pants, a shirt, and a tie, and is priced at 300,000 Japanese yen (excluding tax). It will be delivered in approximately two months.

The "TRUE WETSUITS" is not only an authentic, high quality wetsuit, but also a "suits" that can be worn on business occasions.

The "TRUE WETSUITS" is a wetsuit that can be comfortably worn for various water sports.


The "TRUE WETSUITS" is available with three styles - black, navy, and tuxedo, that is appropriate even for business occasions after surfing. The "black" and "navy" models feature a single breasted two-button jacket that can be worn casually.

The jacket and pants are made of a 2mm super high-stretch jersey neoprene, the same fabric we use to make regular wetsuits.

The parts are joined with glued and blind-stitched seams (GBS), a method specially developed for wetsuit production. The pinholes do not penetrate the fabric to prevent water from coming inside the wetsuit.

The pockets are designed flat to prevent them from catching water while surfing. The breast pockets have been designed specifically for use outside the water. The inside pocket on the left breast of the jacket is designed with a fastener and drain hole, to store any electronic devices in business situations, and the outside pocket on the same breast is designed with a slit and space to carry a handkerchief.

Two antique silver buttons are used on the front of the jacket and plastic dot buttons are used on the cuffs.

The jacket also features side vents to allow a comfortable posture while waiting for waves. The "TRUE WETSUITS" is designed for both business and surfing.

The shirt has been designed with a dress shirt silhouette and a crisp collar to create a formal impression.

It is made with a recycled 4-way stretch DRYFLIGHT fabric, the same used for our board shorts. DRYFLIGHT was co-developed by QUIKSILVER and 3M for superior water repellency and is SCOTCHGUARD-treated to prevent staining or soiling.

The shirt is made of a fabric designed for surfing and the placket is closed with a fastener to prevent water inflow. It appears formal but is equipped with details that make it suitable for water surfing.

You can read the full press release here

Wataru Seki

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