Fetish Pioneer The Stockroom, Inc. Awarded First U.S. Patent

High fashion meets erotic bondage in the sexy cutout design of The Stockroom's newly-patented Bolero Straitjacket.

Aug 27, 2013, 09:00 ET from The Stockroom, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fetish innovators at The Stockroom have received their first official patent for one of their unique bondage gear designs, the Bolero Straitjacket™ - a form-fitting take on the traditional medical restraint garment with a breast-baring cut that's both totally flattering  and completely restrictive. Though straitjackets were invented in 1790, The Stockroom's Bolero represents the first significant revamp of the classic institutional design in over 200 years.

While the Bolero Straitjacket is classified by the US Patent Office as a medical device, the patent for the Bolero was actually awarded based not just upon its medical uses, but upon its more recreational adult uses, as well. In fact, the patent outlines both the medical and sensual applications of the Bolero's groundbreaking traits. The open chest and cutaway design, for example, enable medical devices like stethoscopes and EKG electrodes, to be used without removing the jacket from a struggling patient. The jacket's minimal coverage also reduces the chance of chafing or overheating the wearer, and looks less intimidating to patients. Of course, as The Stockroom notes in their patent application, the cutout styling also "exposes much of the wearer's torso to the direct activities of an adult player."

"Innovative products like the Bolero Straitjacket are a central part of The Stockroom's trailblazing heritage," says company founder Joel Tucker. Besides being a leading designer and manufacturer in the adult industry, the company - which celebrates 25 years online next year - is one of the first e-commerce businesses in the world. Unfortunately, a design leader like The Stockroom can attract some unscrupulous copycat followers, but obtaining patents can help. "Patenting products," Tucker continues, "allows us to protect not just our investment in developing an item like the Bolero. More importantly, it protects the investment of wholesale and retail customers in our products. Patents ensure that the Stockroom brand guarantees real value. Our customers know when they buy our gear, they're getting high-quality pieces meticulously crafted in the United States that are as beautiful as they are functional." As an example, he points to the ill-fitting Bolero-style knockoffs made of fake synthetic leather that less-imaginative manufacturers have been making overseas since The Stockroom debuted their Bolero Strait Jacket in 2009. Unattractively lumpy and too fragile to work correctly, they're everything that clothing for the bedroom and bondage restraint shouldn't be.

The Stockroom Bolero is the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship since each straightjacket is made entirely by hand in the manufacturer's Los Angeles facility. These fully-adjustable jackets come in a full range of sizes. Customers can choose from lipstick red or classic black leather, rugged solid or breathable perforated leather. A latex straitjacket of thick, shiny, natural rubber is also available.

While current Bolero Straitjacket models are best suited for the female form, these physique-framing, chest-baring restraints will soon be available for men. Stockroom designer O'Shay Nunn says the Male Bolero Straitjacket will be specially-tailored to fit men's broader shoulders and more muscular upper arms.  The Bolero Straitjacket for Men is due to launch Fall 2013.

The patent for the Bolero jacket is just the first of many that The Stockroom expects to receive. True to their pioneering spirit, the company has numerous other inventions for which they have filed applications including designs for new sex toys and BDSM gear. Some of the patent-pending items are already available for sale, like the Jawbreaker Ball Gag™ - a bondage gag with a mouthpiece made of real candy.

The Bolero Straitjacket, The Jawbreaker Ball Gag and thousands of other products are all available at the Stockroom's premiere online fetish wear and sex toy store, Stockroom.com, as well as at their boutique in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, 2809 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

About The Stockroom, Inc.

Joel Tucker founded The Stockroom, Inc. in 1988 and took it online in 1989, making the company one of the world's first e-commerce enterprises. The fetish manufacturer and retailer operates from a 30,000 square foot space on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard that combines leather and latex workshops, executive offices, and a retail boutique that was named one of the Best Sex Shops in the World by Playboy.com.  The Stockroom's chic, sensual BDSM gear has appeared on American Horror Story, True Blood, Playboy TV's Foursome, The Tonight Show, and TMZ. Their retail website, Stockroom.com, remains a leading source for quality sex toys and bondage restraints, and features over 3000 products, many of which are handmade in the company's Los Angeles facility.

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