Cool biz fashion, and other chilly knickknacks

Save energy and stay fresh this summer with these togs and gadgets

Cool biz fashion, and other chilly knickknacks

The USB necktie cooler, from Thanko

As plans for Super Cool Biz are rolled out, encouraging Japan to do without its air conditioners this summer, Time Out Tokyo takes a look at the clothes and gadgets available to help you stay sufficiently sweat free. We'll be updating this article as more designs come to light, but here are 10 treats to be getting on with.

The USB necktie cooler

To the untrained eye it looks like a fairly tasteless necktie, but this essential piece of summer business attire has James Bond capabilities. Slide down the tie knot to reveal a hidden fan for keeping your neck cool. Best of all, the fan can be charged by hooking it up to your USB port. Time Out predicts it'll end up a tiresome novelty toy before the month is over.

Price: ¥2,980
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By Time Out Tokyo Editors
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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