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Aussie Bloke Creates Epic Tailored High-Vis Suits

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Aussie Bloke Creates Epic Tailored High-Vis Suits

When you think of tradies, you imagine the classic footy shorts, steel capped boots, and the unmistakable high-vis shirt or jumper.

It doesn't get much fancier than that on the worksite (unless you're one of the bigwigs).

But, one bloke from Western Australia has organised a tailored, high-fashion high-vis suit that is nothing short of epic.

Rob Glenn works as a director for training and consulting group Techno Economic Consultants, and he regularly rocks this haut couture look when he address mining companies about their projects.

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He posted them on his LinkedIn page, where they've gone absolutely viral.

Credit: LinkedIn
Credit: LinkedIn

The ingenious creator wrote on his account: "Someone messaged me recently with a pic of a hi-vis suit... and a note to say I should have patented mine!

"I had three fully tailored and lined hi-vis suit jackets made years ago, one each in yellow, orange or blue depending which site I go to.

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"I'm not really sure whether it adds to my professionalism or completely destroys it! It does however get some weird looks around airports."

While he might get some strange looks in person, he's an online sensation. The post has racked up thousands of likes and comments and everyone is wondering how they can get their hands on one.

He had them made in Bali (where else?) and he says there's a deeper meaning behind putting it on in front of the people he addresses.

Mr Glenn wants to instil in the workers that they have much wider responsibilities than they might think.

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Credit: LinkedIn
Credit: LinkedIn

Speaking to mining publisher resourc.ly, Rob said: "Most of my audiences tend to be engineers, geologists and metallurgists, so I'm teaching non-financial people how to do justifications and lodge applications for whenever they need capital for mining expansions and things like that.

"Where the suit came from is that I talk about every person in the room being a professional investor of other people's money. And in mining, those project people are spending millions and sometimes billions of dollars.

"The question that always comes up is 'can we be as professional in red dirt and dust and flies while wearing PPE as we can while in St George's Terrace in a suit?' And the answer is 'of course you can.'"

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He admits he has no plans to commercialise his high-vis jacket because he has no clue what to do to get it started.

Until that day comes, let's just appreciate how awesome this is.

Featured Image Credit: LinkedIn

Topics: Australia

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