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Chic Solar Fashion


Want to look all cool and stuff? Like Italian designers? Well, then the Solar-Powered Jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna just might be for you.

Made of a breathable fabric called Microtene, the jacket features two two-by-three-inch solar panels embedded in the jacket’s removable Nehru-style collar. According to Henry Alford, the panels are wired to a battery in the breast pocket which is the size of a deck of cards: with four hours’ worth of sun, the battery can be used to charge five- and six-volt appliances like cell phones and iPods.

How much? Put it this way, if you have to ask, you might not be able to afford it.

Sidenote: We had to ask. It’s $750.



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