We've all been there, all had an important business meeting scheduled just minutes before the best waves of the day. Actually we haven't. But if we had, we could have used one of these True Wetsuits. Developed by Quiksilver in Japan and TBWA\Hakuhodo, they're available in three styles, include a jacket, pants, shirt, and tie, and are made-to-order over the course of two months from water-friendly high-stretch jersey neoprene and dryflight fabric.
Look your best while staying as safe as possible in the Garrison Bespoke Bulletproof Suit. Like the name says, this suit is tailor made to fit your body in a color or style that fits your complexion, all while offering protection in dangerous locales. How, might you ask? By using the same carbon nanotubes designed for the US troops uniforms in Iraq, making it thinner, more flexible, and notably lighter than your standard Kevlar cover. Bespoke bulletproof business helmet not included.
Far from strangers when it comes to collaborating, you already know their button-up shirts well — but now they've teamed up once again to produce Gitman Vintage x Unionmade Suits. Available in a range of great-looking fabrics (from navy or charcoal wool to khaki twill and navy seersucker), these suits are cut in a modern shape complete with narrow, notched lapels, a single rear vent, two buttons, and two waste pockets. The trousers sport a tapered cut with two rear pockets and YKK zippers. Ideal for summer weddings, trips to the horse track, or hot days at the office, these suits are minimally lined and completely made in the USA.
How do you plan for both a structured look during office hours and a casual look after hours — all while avoiding a costume change? Everlane answers that question with their new Knit Blazer. Made from 100% cotton in a Milano stitch, the blazer's as comfortable as your favorite broken-in sweater, but keeps you looking on top of your game. Cut to fit like a slim blazer, it sports a wool-lined collar and tonal buttons. And it won't hurt your wallet either, so you can wear it to work twice a week, and still afford to buy a round or two on Friday.
Your part of the world stuck in the hell that is this pre-Spring, late-Winter temperature roller coaster? Gear up right with the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Hiking Blazer ($550). Designed by Tokito, this lightweight jacket is made from a cotton/nylon blend that dries quickly and is water repellent, yet still offers reasonable protection from wind and cold. Other features include three flap patch pockets, a center button closure, elbow pads, and a removable hood that makes it easy to transition from commute to workday.