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Designer Creates $3,900 Wetsuit That Looks Like A Real Suit

Published 4 months ago

When it comes to choosing a wetsuit, “class” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. Well, American designer Thom Browne decided to change that by creating a wetsuit that looks just like a real suit.

The wetsuit in question, titled Trompe l’oeil (Optical illusion), will make you look like you just left a red carpet event and went straight to the beach. However, as cool as it may sound, the neoprene wetsuit will set you back a whopping $3,900 – even more than a top-end tuxedo by the same designer.

More info: Thom Browne | InstagramWayne Lawrence | Instagram | h/t

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American designer Thom Browne created a wetsuit that looks like a real suit

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

“Sky. Sea. Sand. At the water’s edge we are presented with nature in lines and layers. It is a segmented geometry, resolute and definitive,” states the designer. “And yet, from the intersection of these parts the horizon expands: a mystery, an optical trick, an apparent line. For a surfer the horizon is both beacon and curse, a signal of the next incoming set or harbinger of a day without motion. It is an enigma among constants.” Pretty poetic for a wetsuit that mimics a tuxedo.

The wetsuit is titled Trompe l’oeil, translating to “Optical illusion”

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

According to Thom Browne, the wetsuit was inspired by two strong areas of design: suiting and sport.

As cool as it may look, the wetsuit will set you back a whopping $3,900

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Cool or gimmicky – you be the judge.

Sadly, as of today, all of the wetsuits are completely sold out

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

Photo credits: Wayne Lawrence

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