Friday, February 29, 2008
Which suit would you look better in?
These product shots were pulled from the TYR website and the Speedo website in that order. The TYR Tracer Light suits are featured in the left panel wheres the Speedo Lazr suits are featured in the panel on right.
TYR [Link] Speedo [Link]
This question is for the mademoiselles: These companies pay photographers a fair amount of money to make their merchandise look as good as they ethically can. Both companies chose to photograph these suits from a 3/4 view so as to make the model's invisible, flattering, physique look even more amazing. With that in mind, note the female version of the Speedo Lazr as compared to the Tracer Light. Then ask yourself: Would this suit make me look fat?
Now for the gentleman: The Speedo Lazr costs $550 as compared to the $320 TYR Tracer Light. That is a 60%-plus markup price! Consequently, how much faster would the Lazr have to be to justify its price and justify you looking disproportionate and/or silly?
The questions above are interchangeable for both men and woman. I think this suit will sell poorly and will only be worn by those swimmers where fractions of second could mean a scholarship or a salary.
I dedicate this post to Scott, the Canuck Swimmer