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Volvo and FamousGrey Release Stylish Alternative to The Ugly Safety Jacket

27/11/2017
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FamousGrey have produced a one-minute ad that shows the making of the fluorescent jacket by tailor Aravinda Rodenburg
Everything about the new Volvo S90 breathes design. Except for the standard fluo safety jacket; that ugly thing we all have in the boot of our car. Which is why Volvo and its Belgian agency, FamousGrey set about redesigning the well-known safety jacket and turning it into something stylish. All while living up to the S90’s high standards; fusing both luxury and safety in one stylish package.

FamousGrey called on Aravinda Rodenburg to get the job done. Aravinda is one of only four Belgian bespoke tailors. His brief: design a fluorescent jacket worthy of the Volvo S90 while complying with European safety clothing design standards.


The jacket was therefore created from the same materials as its conventional counterpart: namely fluorescent yellow fabric and reflective grey stripes. Aravinda Rodenburg, however, opted for the cut of a traditional 3-piece suit waistcoat. While buffalo horn buttons add a final touch of refinement.


The result: a top-of-the-range safety jacket, the only one of its kind in the world.


But they didn't stop there. The ultimate in luxury should always come made-to-measure. Which is why each new Volvo S90 owner receives a guide on how to have their jacket professionally tailored. Those who wish can also visit the tailor in order to be measured.


In communicating this campaign, FamousGrey produced a one-minute commercial for broadcast on social networks. The ad recounts the making of the fluorescent jacket by Aravinda Rodenburg. A direct mailer was also sent to a selection of potential customers.


With this idea, FamousGrey not only executed a classic advertising campaign for the Volvo S90 but also helped Volvo perfect their product. 


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