Summers in Tokyo can be extremely hot and humid, especially for office workers having to wear suits. But major Japanese fashion store chain Aoki has a solution, the so-called Premium Air Cool Suit [JP, PDF]. Aoki cooperated with Shinshu University in the development of the fabric, which filters out infrared and ultraviolet rays.
As a result, your body doesn’t heat up as much as it would with a conventional suit. Aoki claims that wearers have a body temperature that’s up to 10C lower in comparison.
Aoki plans to sell the suit in three variations, priced between $630 and $820, starting next month. A special version for women will cost $345. Similar products, for example a shirt, shoes or underwear, are scheduled to follow soon.