TOKYO, Apr. 20 /Kyodo JBN/ --
QUIKSILVER JAPAN Co., Ltd.
TRUE WETSUITS by QUIKSILVER:
Surf Biz Coming after Cool Biz!
New Wetsuits for Business Surfers Debut
- Production by Order Starts on April 20 -
QUIKSILVER JAPAN Co., Ltd. launched on April 20 the "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 (www.quiksilver.co.jp) 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.
For details, please see the product summary and sales explanation below and watch the product explanation movie.
-- Product Outline --
QUIKSILVER, Inc., started in 1969 as a board shorts company, has become one of the world's leading outdoor sports lifestyle companies. Its authentic roots and heritage in surf are supported by surfers around the world.
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.
- JACKET & PANTS
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.
Like the jacket, the tie is also made of a 2mm super high-stretch jersey neoprene. Sublimation transfer printing is used to adorn the tie with a delicate design suited for business and party situations.
The fabric is also pressed in a special process to make it thinner and easier to tie.
To ensure that your "TRUE WETSUITS" creates a silhouette that fits for both business and party occasions while truly comfortable for surfing, it is only available with order services.
- "TRUE WETSUITS" SPECIAL SITE -
The "TRUE WETSUITS" special site will be created to support the product launch. The
site will provide not only the product information, but also the unique and useful information such as connecting the latest wave and weather conditions at world famous points with the exchange rates , to appeal to every surfer and businessperson 24 hours/7days.
- "TRUE WETSUITS" Movie -
Today surfing is a sport as well as culture loved by many.
However, the sport becomes more and more difficult to enjoy for the modern businessperson who is leading a busy lifestyle. With the launch of the "TRUE WETSUITS" a short movie was produced to demonstrate how the "TRUE WETSUITS" could be a life changer.
About QUIKSILVER JAPAN Co., Ltd.
CEO: Sammy Yoo
Japan Headquarters: 1-20-6 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo