Fer Fal a great money making opportunity for you.
You have the name- why don't you design your own line of grey man products. Such as a Maxpedition type bag without all the zippers and not so tactical looking? Maybe even work with BBM.com to add body armor. I, for one, would be interested in buying.Today my weather is 105 degrees, and 90% humidity. Almost impossible to wear enough clothes for C.C. Even carrying a daypack would leave my back covered in sweat from the lack of ventilation.
Think about it.
Thanks DaShui for the vote of confidence :-)
I've done some mods using needle and thread and have desinged a few pieces of gear, mostly bags and jackets, but I just dont know any manufacturers or how that type of business works.
There are a few things you can do though, some you can do yourself, some requires the help of a tailor.
For example, I changed the interior fabric of my leather jacket, it had some ugly bright material, now it has a much thicker one that looks very nice, a grey/green color. I asked the tailor to add some pockets on the inside, and make those pockets reinfoced, using that same fabric, for heavier objects. (magazines, tools, etc)
Little seceret fantasy to share? I would have loved to add 20 layers of kevlar, as in an interior vest withing the jacket, as well as some padding on the forearms for knife attack protection. Ja! that would have been nice, but it sure comes at a lot of extra weight and impossible to wear during summer. Maybe its still doable if I add it like they do with certain jackets and the polar interior, that attaches to the jacket through zippers and some buttons on the sleves, but you can quickly remove it if needed.
Reinfoced pockets is something you can do on ordinary pants as well and it allows you to carry more items there and not end up with holes. Any tailor can add a few more well concealed pockets on the inside of jackets, not a big deal.
Also for belts, some people have secret compartments built on the inside. There you can keep a bit of money, cuff keys, or a small knife. If the belt is wide enough you can do something smilar by taping your small stash with ducttape to the inisde of the belt.