January 7, 2009



Burners and gypsies in the hot desert don't need pockets. They don't need wallets either.
But what they do need is a place to stash some stuff!

IDEA # 015ish - It's not a hip sack, it's a bodybag


So there is this thing called a utili-kilt, a utility kilt! Utility is extremely important especially for men like me who aspire to the usefulness of James bond with a hint of MaCgyver ingenuity. The great thing about a kilt, especially in really hot climates is the freedom and airflow it offers.  The scots had something right, Although I don't think a sporran is acceptable. First they are expensive, very expensive, and although they are often made up of very nice fur from a dead animal, this will not last, dry heat will destroy the fine oils and glues, dust will wreck its look, it is small and attaches by a thin chain dangling in front of the wearers crotch, and it can't carry most of what one need etc. My main reason for not liking the sporran is it is more like a very expensive fuzzy fur purse for a classy lady in a brand name evening gown on a night out with her industrialist husband.


So in the late 80's hip sacks came into popularity. I remember y dad wearing one= no style whatsoever. Sometimes you run into old men, tourists and retards wearing them now and again - embarrassing. The thing is they make perfect sense, logically, very utilitarian. A man purse (murse) that straps around ones belly like a holster.

My idea is to take nice materials and make a wide strap body bag that is both fashionable and functional. It will be the general shape of a cumberbun and have horizontal pockets for easy access. The pockets will be large and flat so they don't pouch out in the front like a hip sack. The only real reason for a bulge like that is because you're excited.

The construction materials will include leathers, velvets and deep rich upholstery type fabrics. Gold details and dingle balls, embroidery, bells and other decorations can be added for those who are a little more festive in their hearts. Digi camo or kakhi can be used for the more conservative users while suit jacket material or furs can be used for those wanting more class and sophistication.

They can be done up by belt loops. Pockets can have closing flaps, zippers, snaps or velcro. I's skip on the velcro 'cause thee noise it makes is annoying.  You can also spin the bodybag around so the pockets are at your lower back and all that is seen in the front is the belt, like a normal belt, it can even be looped through your jean loops. Holsters and additional pockets can be added, for your handcuffs and bear spray, gun holster and keys or if you are feeling a bit like Batman.

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