A suit with a Visa card built into a sleeve?

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A suit with a Visa card built into a sleeve?

Take a look at this unusual work accessory for the stylish businessman about town.

We couldn't help wondering if this was a belated April Fool, but Sydney-based tailor M.J. Bale hasp issued a press release announcing it has made a dozen so-called Power Suits, which have a chip from a contactless Visa card built into a sleeve.
 
So don't be surprised if you see a customer waving his arm at your contactless payment terminal instead of presenting a card in the normal way.
 

The idea is to avoid spoiling the drape of the suit by carrying a wallet in a jacket or trouser pocket - assuming the wearer isn't carrying a mobile phone.
 
We do wonder what we'd do with a drivers licence and all the other pieces of plastic that fill our wallets.
 
The chip is linked to a prepaid Heritage Bank account.
 
This seems to be a stunt for a good cause, as apart from gaining publicity for M.J. Bale, Heritage Bank and Visa, one of the suits is being auctioned on eBay with the proceeds going to autism spectrum disorder charity 4 ADS Kids. 
 
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