Canvas straitjacket for adults, London, England, 1930-1960. This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.
From Dilara Findikoglu to Gucci, the SS17 catwalks saw designers redress typical notions of good taste in favour of the bold and brash. After all, what is 'good taste' except a set of rules or underwhelming restraint? To be truly modern, unleash your inner flamboyant, break free from the mould and rebel against the ordinary.
In this excerpt from 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide, retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson explains how to survive a drowning attempt. When an operative is captured in hostile territory, the odds of survival are low. Instead of being taken to trial, he will likely simply be made to "disappear" — which is why operatives practice escaping while wearing undefeatable restraints on hands and feet, both in water and on land.