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Bulletproof Suit Looks Just Like Normal Suit

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It’s hard to imagine the kinds of scenarios where a bulletproof suit would be needed, aside from James Bond-esque assignments, but we’re not foolish enough to believe they don’t exist. If you’re one of those people, you’ll probably know that such suits usually look somewhat conspicuous, giving up some comfort in exchange for protection. But the suits from Garrison Bespoke are different. They use a special carbon nanotube fabric that’s soft and supple under normal circumstances, but instantly hardens on impact from an exterior projectile. Last year, the company worked with the US 19th Special Forces in developing it, and the material is 50% lighter than the Kevlar normally used in similar applications. It reportedly stopped .22 and .40 caliber bullets in field tests.

Of course such protection won’t come cheap, with the individually tailored suits starting at $20,000. Given that the target market is oil executives and high finance bigwigs, we suspect they’ll be more than able to settle this particular bill.

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Anti-Rape Underwear Could Be Just Around The Corner

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Like it or not, there are situations that are more risky for women, whether it’s walking down a dark street at night or going to questionable parties. Now a company is trying to put the odds a little more in the women’s camp by designing a line of underwear, AR Wear, that can’t be removed by someone other than the wearer. The hope is that they’ll help prevent rape, since studies have shown that “resistance increases the chance of avoiding a completed rape without making the victim more likely to be physically injured”. These shorts have special cut-and-tear-resistant bands around the waist, leg openings and central panels that prevent an unwanted assailant from removing them forcefully. Only the wearer can take them off by making use of the simple and elegant “clock-hand lock”, which involves placing two small levers on the front of the garment at specific angles. Each piece of underwear comes with it’s own combination, whether it’s 1:40, 3:50 and so on.

Of course this doesn’t guarantee safety, and precautions should always be taken when you’re in an unfamiliar and potentially risky environment. But this is just one more tool that could end up becoming the deciding factor between an assailant going through with his crime and giving up frustrated.

Unfortunately the line is still under development and there’s no clear timeline for when, if ever, it will hit the market. You can help the company along with a donation to their IndieGogo campaign, but know that this doesn’t automatically put you in line to receive the underwear. It only buys you a discount once development is completed.

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Muscle Shirt: No Muscles Required

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If girls can get push up bras, and bum implants, and fake eyelashes, and hair extensions, and fake nails… well it stands to reason dudes may want in on some of that sweet, sweet artificial action. Meet the FunkyBod undershirt. Featuring a host of specially contoured and strategically placed pads, the shirt is meant to be worn under other shirts to give the impression you have more meat on your bones than you really do. There are pectoral, shoulder, bicep and triceps inserts, all of which give a balanced look and the appearance of someone who’s been lifting some iron and eating the chicken breasts like a good gym rat. Hopefully you can combine this with loose jeans so no one notices the spaghetti strands that serve as your legs, and you’re all set. After that, your plan is to go to a fairly dark nightclub and attract the attention of someone inebriated enough not to notice in the morning that you look nothing like you did on the dance floor the night before. That, my friends, is a bulletproof plan. Bulletproof.

It’s £29, or roughly $46.

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Mosquito Net Pants: No More Insect Bites!

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Did you get bitten by a damn mosquito again? Not only are the bites extremely annoying when they get really itchy, but you’re also putting yourself in harm’s way with every bite you get because mosquitoes carry and transmit various diseases as well. Aside from mosquitoes, there’s a whole host of other bugs out there, just biding their time and looking for a patch of exposed flesh so they can swoop in and take the bite.Continue Reading

Fortune Cookie Baby Boots

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Depending on who you ask, babies can be a blessing just as much as, well, not one. (We’re not going to go as far as to call them a curse because legal is going to have our heads on a plate if we do) So it stands to reason that at least some people will find the above baby boots adorable. They’re shaped sort of like a fortune cookie, with a long tag sticking out. Clearly, the tag is the fortune and you can choose to either write your own, or let the good folks at Sushi Booties pick them for you. The boots are made from soft plush fleece, with no-slip grip soles, and will set you back $28 for a pair. A nice touch is the Chinese takeout shaped box they come in.

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Underwear With Waterproof Pocket

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It was just last week that we were talking about shorts with a waterproof pocket and expressing our disappointment that that particular product was a failed Kickstarter effort, and thus unavailable. Well, the Adventure Underwear pictured above still has a chance at making it. It features a quick access pocket for credit cards and cash, and another larger waterproof pocket for passports and smartphones or whatever else must remain dry. That pocket is “certified waterproof up to 200ft deep by Scuba Schools International. They’re made in the USA from new age polyethylene, so they’re 100% recyclable and even rated food safe by the FDA.” Unlike last time, there’s still time on the crowdfunding effort to get this to market. A $39 pledge will get you one, while $97 gets you three.

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Shorts With A Waterproof Pocket

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Like to run into the water without thinking? You go to the kinds of parties where you’re likely to be pushed into a pool by some drunken fool who didn’t at least ask to see your phone before pushing you in? There’s a long list of situations where you’d want to be wearing shorts with waterproof pockets, and the Stash shorts pictured above got you covered. They feature a watertight plastic pocket with an opening large enough to fit wallets, phones, keys or cash. Also, their usefulness is not limited to times where you’re in the water involuntarily; going to the beach and leaving your valuables on the sand to possibly get stolen is always a risky proposition.

The problem is… the Stash doesn’t actually have you covered, since they’re not for sale. They were on Kickstarter a while back, but the campaign didn’t reach its funding goal. They would have sold for $80, but now the company is trying to figure out some other way to bring them to market. Best we can do is point you to their Facebook page where they might update you if ever this product gets made.

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Inink’s Playful Tees: Wear Your iPod on Your Shirt

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Some people wear their hearts on their sleeve, but you can wear your iPod instead. It’s more than just a novelty, because this shirt by inink can actually come in handy, especially if you listen to music a lot. If you’ve never sprung for one of those iPod or iPhone armbands that let you run, jog, or do whatever it is you need to do with both hands, then this shirt is a fun alternative.

These shirts are part of inink’s “pocket series.” All of the shirts in this run come with a translucent, sealable pocket that lets you carry small-sized items like your iPod, phone, handkerchief, and even your wallet. Just make sure you’re in a safe neighborhood before parading around with your essentials highly visible on your chest, though.

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Burnt Coffee Socks Could Help You Get Rid Of Smells

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No one likes smelly feet, and a good solution to this is changing socks often, and washing. But that’s not always possible, and anyone’s who’s ever been trekking or played some sport knows that feet will end up smelling, no matter what. To combat the footsie fragrances, the ATLAS sock hopes to use carbonized coffee woven straight into its polyester fabric.

The Atlas sock literally uses carbonized coffee that is “reclaimed from coffee roasters and shops, and is processed through a pharmaceutical process to remove the coffee oils (so it won’t smell like coffee!) and is then infused into our recycled polyester yarns. Our unique Atlas yarn has been tested in the lab by using an ASTM Standard (D 5742), to compare odor control against other fabrics – it’s 3X more effective at absorbing odor molecules than regular cotton!”

So there seems to have been some testing behind the claims, which is always good when you’re going to be dropping $28 for two pairs.

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