This suit, featuring a contactless payment chip in the sleeve, has been developed by Australian menswear label M.J. Bale, in association with Visa and the Queensland-based Heritage Bank, the Power Suit is woven from superfine Australian Merino wool and features a contactless chip and antenna in the sleeve. The prototype suits have a stylish cut overseen by master Japanese tailor, Kenichi Kaneko.
How it works?
By passing their cuff over a contactless payment terminal, wearers will be able to pay for transactions wherever Visa PayWave is accepted. M.J. Bale also promises that “you can top-up your suit instantly” thanks to a linked Heritage Bank prepaid account that can be accessed online or through an app. This suit can be dry cleaned and the technology will still work perfectly.
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