In researching this informative article we found two different inventors from the jock strap, the very first being Parvo Nakacheker of Finland.
This gentleman, apparently a sports athlete from Finland, states have done a great deal of the pioneer are employed in developing the original athletic supporter and “devoted a lot of time to study regarding pure anatomy as well as the special demands of such an item.
The next and seemingly more than likely being the BIKE Web Company; who in 1874 invented the athletic supporter, quickly becoming referred to as” BIKE Jockey Strap.” simply because which it was built originally to aid and protect the genitals in the bicycle jockeys who rode the cobbled streets of Boston at that time, throughout the years it provides come to be known more often since the jock straps.
Laying claim to the first hard cup supporter is Canadian company Guelph Elastic Hosiery from Guelph, Ontario. Although founded by Joe Cartledge, it was actually among his two sons, Jack who as being a “jock” developed the hard cup supporter and filed a patent for it in 1927.
Interestingly, one versions of the jockstrap, available in 1900 was the Heidelberg Electric Belt, a sort of low-voltage jockstrap claiming to be a cure for impote-nce, kidney disorders, insomnia, and several other complaints….. (Your brain boggles!)
Athletic jockstraps traditionally can be found in two styles; having a 1 inch…
waistband (swimmer style) or 3 inch waistband. Our Safe-T-Gard line carries a knit elasticized pouch; this helps to control unwanted movement and also to build a snug comfortable fit. Coupled to the bottom of the pouch are two straps which pass involving the legs, split over the lower buttocks then up the sides to sign up for the waistband, helping to retain the pouch down as well as in place.
Additionally there is now a thong style jockstrap, the same as the athletic type, but only having one strap linked to the bottom from the pouch, this passes under the crotch, up throughout the centre from the buttocks attaching towards the waistband at the middle of the rear. Yes men, thong’s are not just for ladies anymore!
Other kinds of jockstrap add the slingshot, this doesn’t possess any straps attached to the bottom from the pouch, and will depend on the testicles to keep it in place…. Not a whole lot good in cold climates (think shrinkage), or for active sports as it wouldn’t take excessive activity to come uncovered. In addition there are suspensories, the same as the 24dexkpky in a lot of ways with one main exception; on top of the pouch that supports the testicles is actually a hole which you place your pen-is through to ensure that it hangs clear of the constriction in the pouch, just be careful to overcome your thoughts and um…actions during times of public! This could be quite embarrassing.
Fashion jockstraps are available in numerous waistband widths, and the pouches made from various fabrics, anything from a fishnet type weave (which fails to leave much to the imagination…..) to slinky fabrics like Silk, Rayon and Lycra
It’s also rumored that this sports Bra for Women was originally conceived by an inventor who joined two Jock straps together.
Returning to the standard Jockstrap (when there is such a thing!), they also come in hard and soft cup varieties, a hard cup would be to add protection when playing Ball and make contact with sports. In many instances the tough cup is surely an insert that sits in the double walled pouch.
BIKE has gone through to sell over 300 million of those, and from now on has several rivals in the market, including Safe-T-Gard and Champion, who sell the conventional “athletic supporter,” along with other Companies like N2N Bodywear, Go Softwear, J.M. and Zakk, who produce men’s jockstraps like a fashionable and fun clothing..