Jim Stewart's Custom OD Straitjacket

The Straitjacket was made for me, Dpmhat by M J Stewart (Jim) of Fetters fame and I had a small part in its design (Dpmhat provided an initial sketch), then after consultation with Jim, let Jim work his magic for me and was rewarded with the superb looking canvas straitjacket. It was deliberately made from a heavy green canvas as opposed to the more general white canvas due to Dpmhat's interest in the Military and the fact that we all thought it would look great when worn with camo combat gear. Dpmhat and Louis (louis@sj.blacksteel.com) both think it looks superb when worn with Army Camo gear, almost as if it was an authentic Official Issue Military Straitjacket.

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Here we see the front strap again in close-up, plus good view towards side straps which are of a fixed size and riveted on, with the sleeve strap passing through them.
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The 2 hog-tied pictures use different Leg-cuffs! We started off using Hiatt's "Darby" type Leg-cuffs but the chain connecting them was too long so wasn't a real hog-tie!. So, to get round the problem, we got out a set of American Handcuff Company L-600's which are Boot-sized leg-cuffs!! success, my legs were pulled back towards my back, when the sj crotch-straps were threaded through the connecting chain. Normally I have my legs strapped together as well at knee and ankle, but the straps I use for that are the pinion straps for the upper arms, which of course were being used correctly on the upper arms!
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Here is a close up of the separate hood I had made (also by Jim Stewart) from same roll of canvas as the jacket. Hood has just two grommets/eyelets at nostril level for breathing and is fastened by a single lace through a fastloc toggle behind the hood. This pic also shows the front strap in closer detail, front strap is not fixed to front of jacket but is a strap threaded through two D rings on chest of jacket and then tightened, so can be added after person has been secured in jacket.
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These pictures show a close-up view of the SJ Sleeve ends with the strap fastened to one sleeve only. Each sleeve ends exactly the same way, there is a D ring and a buckle. A plain strap is used to connect the sleeves together when fastening the sleeves together, this method of fastening allows each sleeve to be "fine tuned" when tightening the jacket!! Also, unlike other jackets, this jacket can be used as an "Arms-down", Arms behind-the-back, or Traditional "Folded across chest" fastened jacket. Extremely versatile!
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