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How many times have you read a phrase like "peeled off his/her clothes" and imagined seams popping and threads breaking as the cloth is ripped?
No more! And why haven't they thought of this before? Those plastic squeeze & seal closures often found on food storage bags can be adapted for clothes,
just the way many clothes use plastic zippers. (And yes, I know that some of those plastic bags include a zipper device to make closure more easy. We DON'T want those here!) That is, the closure strip is designed to be sewn to the edge of a piece of clothing, and two such strips can be squeeze-sealed together.
I do understand that there might be some difficulty in putting these clothes on, and ensuring the seals have been done properly, but that's not really the point here. The point, and the fun part, is the process of removing your clothes, which really CAN now be described as 'peeling them off' much like the way a banana peel is removed.
P.S. I partially take back what I said about not wanting those closure-zipping gadgets. A LOOSE gadget could be appropriate. That is, when putting clothes of this type ON, you position the zipper at the end of the not-yet-sealed seam, put the end-points of the two seam-edges into it, and begin sliding/sealing the seam to the other end, at which point the gadget comes free and can be used on the next seam. When done, put it in a pocket or other suitable place until needed again.
Available from many vendors, of course. [Vernon, Jun 09 2005]
Peeling a banana
Of course you know this already! So? [Vernon, Jun 09 2005]
The doctor is baffled
[zeno, Jun 10 2005]
||I keep reading this as Pee-able Clothes. And I think to myself, "Well? What's the invention?"
||Would this give rise to a whole new Romance genre, Bodice Peelers?
||I have a couple of clothes which always come partly unzipped when i put them on. I wonder if they're designed that way but i personally find it irritating. However, there's no accounting for taste so +.
||I always thought a giant banana peel would make a good hammock. Or possibly a sleeping bag. Either is irrelevant. Wouldn't it be easy for these clothes to come loose.
||[hidden truths], it depends on the design of the sealing strips. The simplest design would be male/female:
(the horizontal lines represent the part that gets sewn to the clothing fabric)
but a better design would be hermaphroditic:
(mentally rotate so the 'n' becomes a 'u' and the horizontal line extends to the right; the symbols DO mesh)
An hermaphroditic design is better not only because it offers twice the grip when sealed, but also because only one type of sealing-strip need be manufactured (and greatly lessens the chance of confusion when sewing on the strips).
||And all of that says nothing about just how much force needs to be applied to make the strips seal together (related to how much to separate them). Plastics are tough and versatile enough that this could be rather more than what you are used to encountering on a reclosable bag.
||Vernon's ideas are getting shorter. His brain is shrinking! CALL THE DOCTOR! We gotta do something! There must be a cure!