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.
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 InformationTo 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).
#45 Suspender Screw by Ridwan Sept
#30 Invisible Suspenders by Teori Rupa
#43 Invisible Suspender- 4&5 CAD files by Harry S.
#44 Invisible Suspender- 5 CAD files by Harry S.
#38 Snap Lock by Ridwan Sept
#8 Invisible Suspenders by Anwar DM
#16 GeckoStrip by Pablo Gosso
#39 Invisible Suspender Band v2 by Peter Sargent
#54 invisible supsenders concept2 by david.thue
#6 Invisible Suspender-4 by Harry S.
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