Lyle & Scott Contactless Jacket
If you’re yet to be convinced by the contactless payment revolutions that’s sweeping 21st century living then we think you will be by the most fashionable way to pay for your not-too-expensive goods yet. Say hello to the Lyle & Scott Contactless Jacket!
The stylish Contactless Jacket features the same contactless payment chip found in debit/credit cards. Rather than being shoved in some plastic, it’s been discretely hidden in the cuff of the right sleeve.
This means wearers of the Lyle & Scott jacket will be able to pay for anything they like up to £30 across 300,000 shops, bars, restaurants and stations around the UK. The bPay chip is only valid for a two years period, after which you’d have to get it replaced. Or alternatively just get a new jacket!
While the tech is obviously awesome, we actually love the jacket itself. The double face contrast fabric coat comes with a cuff tab and button – this is where you put the contactless chip. There’s side pockets, a branded zip, a drawstring cord on the hood and a leather patch Lyle & Scott logo on the sleeve.
While it might seem a tad gimmicky, there’s obviously a market for the technology. According to stats from the UK Cards Association the number of contactless payments in the UK rose by 331% in 2014, with more than £2 billion being spent using the technology.
Available in Admiral Blue or True Black, you can get hold of the Lyle & Scott Contactless Jacket from the Lyle & Scott Website as well as their Carnaby Street store in London where it’ll set you back a fairly reasonable £150. We’re not sure the idea will be rolled out across every jacket in the country but you’d be hard pressed to say it’s not incredibly cool!