My friend Mark at Serious Bondage pointed me to a Berlin-based manufacturer called McHurt who is offering a really nice looking butterfly straitjacket for sale. At current exchange rates it's only a little over $250 US! It looks well designed, with laced arm pockets, dual crotch straps and nipple access zippers. I like the added feature of the zippers on the arm pockets, so your slave could wear this out to a club, and you can increase the level of restraint as needed. It's nice to have options sometimes!
A statement on their homepage reads:
"The name McHurt originated from the notion of Scottish frugality. With this we want to express our opposition to the countless, overpriced SM products, which have annoyed us for so many years. Just like the Scots, we attach great value to quality and style. This is by no means a contradiction in terms. Already, there are discount stores in other business sectors, whose recipe for success is to offer high-quality products for genuine fair prices."
I like these guys, and appreciate their philosophy. Anyone who is trying to get more quality S&M toys into the hands of more people to enjoy at reasonable prices is OK by me.
One thing I can say from my own experience that they are definitely hitting the mark with offering a jacket like this at that price. I'm not sure exactly how they can do it, with the cost of materials and the amount of labor involved. But since they did, they seem worth checking out! Available in a range of six sizes from X-small to XX-Large.
They also have classic straitjackets, a bolero-style armbinder, and a cool mini single-glove too... Visit their home page here.