Olive Drab Nylon Straitjacket

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I made this nylon straitjacket some years ago. The body material is the same material that was used for a short while in duffel bags. Quite strong. The red strapping is all 2 inch tubular strapping. A few notes about it:
  1. The straps are all extra long. That is so I can pull on them with my feet, teeth, or my hands through the sleeves.
  2. All of the straps are red. If I was going to do it again I would use different colors for the sleeve straps.
  3. The sleeves both have their own strap. This us useful if the arms are some place other than just tied to one another.

  4. There are two buckles under the side arm loops. The arms can be tied off at theses buckles.
  5. There is NO seam at the top of the sleeves. It is one piece of heavy nylon fabric. It folds over the top of the shoulders and around the body. There is a seam along the bottom of the sleeves and down the side of the body.
  6. Even more details pictures of my OD Nylon straitjacket.



A close-up picture of the plastic buckles and a short section of strap that can be used to inter-connect the sleeves.

mvc-283f.t.jpg Crotch strap detail, front view. Straps are not crossed.

mvc-285f.t.jpg Crotch strap detail, back view. Straps are not crossed.

mvc-288f.t.jpg Sleeve straps tied with a "Ring bend" or a "Water knot". This is probably the most secure way of attaching the sleeves to one another. This and the next shot show the sleeve loops at the back of the straitjacket.

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mvc-291f.t.jpg Crotch strap detail, front view. Straps are crossed.

mvc-290f.t.jpg Crotch strap detail, back view. Straps are crossed.

mvc-292f.t.jpg Front of jacket. Shows front sleeve loop.

mvc-293f.t.jpg This picture shows the straitjacket with the sleeves connected to the female buckles that are attached to the straitjacket body. The placement of the buckles is under the sleeve loops. This placement makes it more difficult to escape form the jacket.

mvc-294f.t.jpg Side view of the same configuration as the above picture.

mvc-296f.t.jpg This picture shows the straitjacket with the sleeves connected to the female buckles that are attached to the straitjacket body. The placement of the buckles is OVER the sleeve loops. This placement makes it easier to escape form the jacket, but keeps the sleeve loops pressed against the body of the straitjacket.

mvc-298f.t.jpg Side view of the same configuration as the above picture.

mvc-299f.t.jpg Sleeves connected together with a short strap that has a female buckle on each end.

mvc-300f.t.jpg Front view of the jacket showing the use of the elbow straps.

mvc-301f.t.jpg Back left view of the jacket showing the use of the elbow straps.

mvc-303f.t.jpg Back right view of the jacket showing the use of the elbow straps.

mvc-282f.t.jpg Detail of the loop on the front of the jacket up by the neck. This could be used to attach a lead and/or a locking collar.

mvc-304f.t.jpg The long sleeves can be tied off well beyond the reach of the person wearing the straitjacket.

mvc-305f.t.jpg The strap hanging down over the right shoulder is end of the top strap used to close the straitjacket.


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