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DKNYoke

smart suit with built in yoke
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I often find myself having to carry very heavy bags at this time of year, usually with poorly designed, skinny handles. This problem was traditionally solved by the use of a wooden yoke, but who's going to wear one of these in a smart, urban environment? I have now solved this problem, with a quick phone call to my good friend Donna Karan.

We're calling it the DKNYoke. It's a well cut, cool suit with a comfortable, padded yoke built into its shoulder and neck area.

The carrying chains make their way down the inside of the sleeves, terminating in two retractable designer hooks, that can be attached discretely to the bags, and hidden by the hands.

xenzag, Dec 19 2007

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       [+] but I'd go more for an external, stylish apparatus or a something that fits *under* the suit rather than the suit itself.
FlyingToaster, Dec 19 2007
  

       I had considered that, in the form of polished, contoured, laminated ply, but the chains or straps still need to make their down the inside of the sleeves.
xenzag, Dec 19 2007
  

       //the chains or straps still need to make their down the inside of the sleeves//   

       not really, they can hang on the outside... but i like the no-see'em thing you got going, only thing is you'd have to have an entire wardrobe of different jackets made up like that.
FlyingToaster, Dec 19 2007
  

       I'd like it if the yoke could extend out of the shoulders - maybe some sort of spring loaded mechanism - so that the bags can hang clear of the body.
wagster, Dec 19 2007
  

       What does the "N" stand for?
hippo, Dec 19 2007
  

       "New"
xenzag, Dec 19 2007
  

       You could make the yoke out of a carbon fibre composite - light, but very rigid. Wouldn't be cheap, though. A lightweight, high-tensile flexible suspenison cord would be no real problem.   

       Wearing it would be a little like a flak vest, or American Football shoulder padding, but there's no reason it should be uncomfortable.
8th of 7, Dec 19 2007
  

       American football shoulder padding should be the next big fashion push. Or perhaps something like what the Romulans wear?
RayfordSteele, Dec 19 2007
  
      
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