The suit maketh the Japanese climber

Ichiban moment: Nobutaka on the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: A Japanese man was just “suitably” dressed for a strenuous climb up Malaysia’s highest peak, the over 4,000m-high Mount Kinabalu.

Social media has been abuzz with shared posts of the man on top of Mount Kinabalu dressed in a blue, tailored business suit.

He is Japanese tailor Nobutaka Sada, 49, from Tokyo, who managed to reach the summit yesterday.

In a Facebook post, the father of two claimed that he did this to show people how durable and comfortable the Sada-brand suit was.

“Climbing Mt. Kinabalu, Malaysia’s highest peak in Borneo, Malaysia with SADA’s order suit!” he posted.

Nobutaka said Mount Kinabalu, at 4,095m in height, is taller than Japan’s Mount Fuji.

“I was able to stay in a hut in the middle of the starlight, climb up a steep climb, and enjoy the light at the top of the mountain,” he added.

He said he and his friends climbed 2,300m in elevation difference in the tropical humidity, and got rained on, but all went well and he managed to stay stylish and looked his best on top of Low’s Peak, the summit.

Nobutaka will share a video of his journey on YouTube under the “I tried it with an order suit” channel –

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