What the most-funded suit in Kickstarter history, the X-Suit, will look, feel and smell like
The designer behind a new concept in menswear explains why he thinks of its creation like a tech product versus a traditional fashion item.
He might have looked pretty sharp if you’d run into him at the Mint nightclub in Shanghai a few years ago, but Max Perez’s wardrobe hid an unkempt little secret.
“I was doing creative direction for the club, and I had to wear a suit all the time but I was also getting them dirty all the time. They were smelly,” he says. “I found it so uncomfortable.”
In other words, Perez was like a lot of guys who need to make a tough choice between being presentable and not finding themselves running up huge dry-cleaning bills and worrying about wrinkles every time they get on the plane. That, essentially, was the catalyst for the X-Suit, which he and his two partners describe as a “zero-maintenance” garment that will repel water and wine, stretch in four different ways and neutralize oudours, among other superpowers.FULL ARTICLE