Invisible suspenders | Prize includes royaltiesBlind

in Consumer Products held by MAS
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
Looking to create a new type of consumer accessory that serves the same function as suspenders, but designed in a way that allows the accessory to remain unseen.

The idea is to help consumers keep their pants up, without the use of traditional over-the-shoulder suspenders, and as a bonus, possibly also help keep shirts tucked.

The article (link below) covers the topic and shares some existing market solutions, none of which are consumer friendly enough.

undershirtguy.com/flat-butt-how-to-keep-your-pants-from-falling-down/

The material used in this new suspender-alternative accessory has to be somewhat soft and body friendly, since it will likely come in contact with the skin.

With that in mind, I am initially thinking this could be made of a rubber type of material, or possibly a blend of silicone and santoprene. However, let's not restrict the idea to only that material category, if you think something else will written better.

One possible design solution is two-part product:

1. one that sits on the inside of the shirt or undershirt, that has a protrusion, and

2. a fastener that attaches on the outside of the shirt or undershirt to lock the accessory to the shirt or undershirt.

In the concept above, the accessory assembly essentially creates a subtle ridge that the pants waistline can rest on, possibly with the assistance of a belt.

The one potential drawback to the above design, is that the consumer must either wear their shirt tucked in, or wear an undershirt. Not a deal breaker, but something to keep in mind.

Another possible direction would be to have the accessory attach to the pants inside waistline somehow, and be made from a material that has enough height and grip with the skin or underwear to prevent the pants from sliding down. Though, the solution would have to be as reliable as suspenders.

The accesory should be super simple to use, and also be removable and reusable, like suspenders.

Clean, simple, friendly. Think Apple simple and clean, Sonos, Simple Human.

As part of this contest, should this product be brought to market, I am creating an additional financial incentive of a limited royalty agreement that will be split between Cad Crowd and the designer.

The proposed, and Cad Crowd approved, limited royalty structure royalty would be $0.50 usd per unit-assembly sold (50/50 split between Cad Crowd and the winning designer) for the first 10,000 pieces sold.
Wants:
Viability, user-friendliness, simplicity, effectiveness, consideratiins of potential manufacturing obstacles (if any), ability to prototype cost-effectively, ability to do initial small production run cost-effectively.
Don't Wants:
A copy of something that already exists.
Ask for Sample:
Looking for photo-realistic renderings, multiple angles, that could be used in place of real product photography. Ideally, the designer could provide insight into how the design could be manufactured. Also, - Files for viewing in software like eDrawings - STL files (to check mfg viability)
Additional Information
To make this type of solution work, there would need to be one gripper on each side of the waist. So, form factor and thickness has to be carefully considered.

Also, depending on the design direction, the accessory may need to be curved to follow the curvature a man or woman's body (front to back).

Entries

1st Winner
#45 Suspender Screw by Ridwan Sept
"Suspender Screw"
Original, fresh, aesthetic, simple, modern & feasible design for suspender which make our pants up.
Benefits :
1. Easy Installation
2. Easy to use
3. Easy to manufacture
4. Manfacture less cost
5. Stong and durable
6. Already prooved
7. Clean looks
Best Regards,
@ridwan.sept
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Mar 6, 2019 12:56
#46 Suspender Screw Reupload by Ridwan Sept
Suspender Screw Reupload
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Mar 7, 2019 19:07
#47 Invisible Suspender 6 by Harry S.
New suspender mechanism.
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Mar 8, 2019 6:49
#13 Invisible Suspenders by Jim81
see attached for description
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Feb 27, 2019 19:08
#42 Snap Lock 3 by Ridwan Sept
Snap Lock 3
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Mar 6, 2019 5:08
#48 Invisible Suspender 6 Bent by Harry S.
Mar 8, 2019 7:02
#31 Invisible Suspenders - PDF by Teori Rupa
Presentation file
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Mar 1, 2019 16:18
#21 Invisible Suspenders V2 modified by sherifelsheikh
Feb 28, 2019 20:02
#50 Invisible Suspenders v3 by Vit Gean
Mar 12, 2019 19:52
#51 Invisible Suspenders 02 by Leonardo Esmero
Invisible Suspenders 02
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Mar 13, 2019 16:22
#53 Houdini´s Supenders by arkiattack
!;D
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Mar 16, 2019 8:11
#40 Snap Lock 2 by Ridwan Sept
Snap Lock 2
Thinner and little bit smaller than the previous.
Best Regards,
Ridwan Sept
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Mar 5, 2019 10:09
#38 Snap Lock by Ridwan Sept
"Snap Lock"
Fresh, New & Original solution to keep your pants up with Aesthetic, Functional & Manly designs
You can also put your belt over this Snap Lock like the Velcro Belt my previous entries to get the better results.
Best Regards,
Ridwan Sept
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Mar 5, 2019 5:16
#25 STL FILES! ;D by arkiattack
!
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Mar 1, 2019 1:04
#36 Invisible suspenders | Prize includes royalties by REDA
thanks to replay
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Mar 3, 2019 20:05
#32 Invisible suspenders by Stella X
Mar 1, 2019 16:28
#37 Invisible suspenders | Prize includes royalties by REDA
thanks
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Mar 3, 2019 21:00
#24 KEEP IT ELEGANT by arkiattack
;D
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Mar 1, 2019 1:00
#18 Invisible suspenders by Mahbub
Please check new version. Thanks
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Feb 28, 2019 14:15
#16 GeckoStrip by Pablo Gosso
I have already worked with this material and I think is a perfect match for your product.
Simple to use, easy to conceal and Reusable. If you want more info please contact me. Looking forward to your feedback.Pablo
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Feb 28, 2019 12:40
#12 CASUAL WHITE by arkiattack
;)
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Feb 27, 2019 10:28
#9 Invisible Suspender by Aeonfluxs
I hope you like my design
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Feb 22, 2019 13:26
#8 Invisible Suspenders by Anwar DM
Hi MAS,
Here is my first concept, hope it meets with the requirements and hope you like it.
I am waiting your feedback, so i can do some changes and improvements.
Thank you
Anwar
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Feb 22, 2019 9:58
#55 Suspender by Aeonfluxs
I hope I am not too late :D
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Mar 16, 2019 19:34
#49 Invisible Suspenders 01 by Leonardo Esmero
Design uses spaced knobs to hold up pants from the inside.
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Mar 10, 2019 15:54
#52 invisible supsenders concept by david.thue
both parts get separated and attached with the safety pin of each part to the inside of the pants and to the outside of the shirt. then the shirt gets tucked inside and both parts need to be snapped together.
For optimum results, three suspenders should be used one on each pocket area and one on the backside.
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Mar 13, 2019 16:23
#28 Waist Belt v1 by Vit Gean
Mar 1, 2019 12:59
#15 Invisible suspenders by Stella X
Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Thanks
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Feb 28, 2019 2:53
#2 Invisible suspenders | Prize includes royalties by REDA
thanks ;)
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Feb 11, 2019 23:47
#3 Invisible Suspenders by Jim81
See attachment
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Feb 12, 2019 0:30
#6 Invisible Suspender-4 by Harry S.
Design updated, more thinner.
There's a Solidworks file, so you can inspect it in eDrawings.
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Feb 16, 2019 7:27
#10 Invisible suspenders by Mahbub
Thanks.
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Feb 25, 2019 17:33
#11 Invisible suspenders by Mahbub
Declined
Please check attachments for details. Thanks
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Feb 26, 2019 18:08
#14 Invisible suspenders by sherifelsheikh
Feb 27, 2019 21:32
#19 Invisible Suspenders by sherifelsheikh
Feb 28, 2019 15:36
#23 Invisible suspenders by Stella X
Feb 28, 2019 23:11

Discussion

MAS

Buyer

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:21:29 +0000
A quick note to everyone who participated in my contest.

First of all, thank you so much for your ideas, interactions, and designs. This was a great experience for me, and I hope the feedback I provided during the contest was helpful.

After printing 5 different concepts, from 4 designers, I narrowed down the list to two designer's entries:

1. Jim81
2. Ridwan Sept

My final decision is to determine whether I award the prize to a single winner, or both of the finalists.

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to participate in my contest!

MAS

Buyer

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:47:04 +0000
Hi Everyone.

I will use the following rating system as I work through picking finalists:

1-star = Will not use. Designer submitted alternate option
2-star = Design addresses need, but either (a) a bit too complex for end user or (b) viability in question
3-star = Design feasible. Possibly too many parts.
4-star = Design feasible. Possibly prototyping to determine viability
5-star = Design has been determined to be viable and has made it to short list

Looking to finalize decision in the next 2 weeks.

MAS

Buyer

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:38:13 +0000
Hi Everyone.

I will use the following rating system as I work through picking finalists:

1-star = Will not use. Designer submitted alternate option
2-star = Design addresses need, but a bit too complex for end user
3-star = Design feasible. Possibly too many parts.
4-star = Design feasible. Possibly prototyping to determine viability
5-star = Design has been determined to be viable and has made it to short list

Looking to finalize decision in the next 2 weeks.

MAS

Buyer

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:26:54 +0000
Thanks to everyone who submitted designs! All very good efforts, and some very interesting designs.

I am in the process of testing the viability of some of the designs. Once I have a better handle on the viability, I will be narrowing down the submissions to a short list, and then determine the winner or winner(s) from there.

Stay tuned!

MAS

Buyer

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:08:44 +0000
@Jim81 - It was extended a bit to allow designers to offer some alternatives.

Jim81

Designer

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:03:26 +0000
What happened to the original end date on this contest ?

MAS

Buyer

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:45:18 +0000
@coldmonk - The solution doesn't have to specially work with the shirt untucked, since traditional suspenders usually require the shirt to be tucked.

That said, if the solution can work with both shirt tucked & untucked, that would be a more ideal solution, so as long as it's not too overly complicated an idea.

For situations where the top shirt is untucked, there is a possibility the individual will be wearing an undershirt. So, if the solution requires attachment to a shirt in some way, the undershirt could be used for that.

Please LMK if you have any other questions.

MAS

Buyer

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:27:41 +0000
@Ridwan -- great to see you again! Look forward to your entry :)

Ridwan Sept

Designer

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:26:39 +0000
i think I'm in

Ridwan Sept

Designer

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:26:38 +0000
i think I'm in
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:23:05 +0000
Hey MAS, does the solution have to work with both the shirt tucked in and out of the pants as well.

MAS

Buyer

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:45:46 +0000
@Sumit G - As I mentioned below to Krisnadi, I don't have a particular design in mind, and since this is a new product, I don't have any photo/picture to share. I'd much rather have the designer use their creativity to come up with a design, vs me implying a design direction with a sketch.

If you'd like to share some rough ideas initially, and get my feedback, I'd be happy to provide my thoughts.
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:32:52 +0000
Hello MAS,
Can you provide feedback on an idea using a sketch ? not render.

MAS

Buyer

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:08:39 +0000
@Harry S. - Thanks for your submission, and for participating in this contest. Shall I PM you with some thoughts/questions?

Harry S.

Designer

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:18:27 +0000
@MAS, I submitted a design, please provide a"personal" feedback.

MAS

Buyer

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 07:41:22 +0000
@Krisnadi - I don't have a particular design in mind, and since this is a new product, I don't have any photo/picture to share. I'd much rather have the designer use their creativity to come up with a design.

If you'd like to share some rough ideas initially, and get my feedback, I'd be happy to provide feedback.
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 06:28:48 +0000
Hello MAS....can you provide a picture sample in the attachment please

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