August 7, 2017

Sartorial Surfing: The $3,900 Wetsuit by Thom Browne for Document Journal

By Nathan Best In Blog, Editorials, Menswear

Designer Thom Browne, who is known for his masterful tailoring and irreverent style, has done something wonderfully unique in his creation of the tailored wetsuit. This body hugging take on a traditional men’s suit and tie was originally shown for Brown’s  Spring/Summer collection for 2017.
Don’t let the look of whimsy mislead you. These wetsuits are actually the real deal.  Shane Jones, craftsman of over 7000 wetsuits, and resident of Orange County, California was living out of his car when, luckily he landed the contract to meticulously produce each and every suit sold.
For those who are daring and have the dollars, The Trompe L’oeil Technical Wetsuit in Neoprene can be purchased for $3,900 here

Photographer Wayne Lawrence captured this story for the latest issue of Document Journal with styling by Ronald Burton III.