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
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
Dpmhat and Louis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
both think it looks superb when worn with Army Camo
gear, almost as if it was an authentic Official Issue
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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!
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.
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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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