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Compound Closures


With only a short bit of center front to work with, the window-cut cape requires a specialised and preferably invisible closing method, engaging in this execution a strong zipper; worked, hidden under the trimline, into the standing half of the cape’s majestic collar, plus a set of large scale hooks that brim the underside of the falling half and bring the construction to a seamless close while the zipper supports all of the cape’s weight.

Hidden Snappers

OpusRelinqueFinishing-2013-09-15-BTo comply with standards in the esthetic as well as the functional, the closing of the Battlesuit‘s leather flow-panels is worked into a two-layer mechanism.

After strategically sewing on decorated buttons with a nice industrial look to them, the yarn-tied knot on the leather’s wrong side becomes the placemark for a strong male press button, that can be sewn tight, invisibly, under the coverage of its right side shield. The underlying layer begets the female half of the fastener, allowing it to pop open under excessive force instead of wearing down or ripping under the weight of the material like a buttonhole would.