Remember how in some James Bond movies, our dear everybody-knows-who-he-is, not-so-secret, secret agent emerged from the sea and swiftly swapped into a tuxedo suitable for ‘infiltrating’ a high society party? Well, If only dear Mr. Bond had Trompe L’Oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne, he wouldn’t even need a change. He can just step out of water, shake himself dry (or with a towel, whichever pleases him) and proceed to mingle in the highly suspicious party. As you can see, the American fashion designer’s iteration of the wetsuit is anything but casual.
Functionality-wise, it is the good’ol neoprene scuba suit that should give the wearer warm required while dipping in the open waters, but instead of the boring black or the typical prints, Browne’ Trompe L’Oeil Technical Wetsuit has the likeness of a suit, complete with a jacket, pants, lapels, top collar and tie, printed on it. Around the back, you will find a centered zipper topped with the designer’s signature red/white/blue Grosgrain Tab.
The ‘suit’ was first showcased at The Mens SS17 Runway Show. Now, for the good news: for those who aspires to be James Bond, or anyone who wants to made a fashion statement when surfing or SCUBA diving, the Trompe L’Oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne is available for your taking. While James Bond probably has no qualm about suiting up in one of these since, after all, the Queen will be paying anyways, the not-a-secret-agent you, on the other hand, will have to bear the burden of the princely asking price of $3,900. Yes. That’s right. Nearly 4-freaking-grand for a one-piece wetsuit. Seriously, you ought to be reasonably loaded to even thinking of acquiring one and if you are (loaded), you can acquire it straight from Thom Browne’s web store HERE.
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