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Latex: tailored, molded, chlorinated, and thicknessTailored latex clothing is made from latex sheets, which are manufactured with a strict thickness tolerance. Therefore, tailored latex articles from sheets have a greater uniformity in thickness and overall quality than molded latex.
The .02" (.4 mm) gauge is considered standard thickness for latex clothing. Tailored latex clothing is made like traditional clothing; patterns are used on latex sheets to cut the garment. But unlike regular clothing, the latex pieces are glued together instead of being sewn. However, some tailored latex garment is also sewn in addition of being glued. The making of tailored latex clothing is labor intensive and is normally more expensive than its molded latex equivalent. Since the garment is actually tailored, the fit is generally more anatomically adjusted to the body than molded latex. Since the garment creation process of tailored latex is different than molded latex; the stress points on the garment have seams (multiple latex layers, which is glued), and therefore, tailored latex is usually more resistant and fits better than molded latex.
Molded latex clothing is made from shaped molds (i.e. t-shirt) that are dipped into a liquid latex tank and is therefore a one-piece item with no seams, unlike tailored garments created from several pieces glued together.
In general, one-piece molded garments are less anatomically adjusted to the body than their tailored counterparts. However, since latex is a material that will easily mold to the body, it can still achieve a tailored look and fit.
The making of molded latex clothing is less labor intensive and therefore is normally less expensive than tailored latex clothing.
Toys, gloves and most fetish wear (i.e. briefs with anal plug) are generally made from molded latex.
The garment thickness is influenced by several factors like the amount of time the latex stays on the mold, the ambient temperature and humidity during fabrication. Therefore, the thickness variance is greater with molded latex than tailored latex. In our molded latex garment description, the latex thickness given is an average since the thickness uniformity throughout the garment can vary.
Chlorinated latex is latex that has been exposed to a solution of chlorine and other chemicals, and during this exposure, it will cause some of the chlorine molecules to attach onto the surface of the rubber molecules. This process will reduce the friction on the surface of the latex. Therefore, the latex is much smoother and it can usually be donned without the need for dressing aid (talc, lube, etc.). Also, during storage, the garments will not tend to stick to themselves thus alleviating the need of talc.
Note that repairs will be more difficult to achieve on chlorinated latex as the glue will be less effective. You will likely require a professional repair should the need arise. Also, the chlorination process can slightly alter the original latex color.
Chlorinated latex is now available on over 1000 products from our premium latex line.
Latex thickness of standard gauge stretches more and is more form fitting than its thicker counterpart; this allows for a more ample freedom of movement.
Heavy gauge latex clothing is more resistant to wear because of its inherent nature; but one should take into consideration that a proper fit is key to the ultimate durability of all latex garments.
Standard thickness latex: .01 to .02"
Thick latex: .025+"
Special Order Items
Some items are not part of our regular stock can be made especially for you. It takes an average of 6 to 8 weeks* delay. Please remember when ordering these products that they cannot be exchanged or returned, nor can an order containing special order item(s) be cancelled.
Note: When ordering special order item(s) along with in-stock item(s), the whole order will only be delivered when all items are ready (6/8 weeks*).
*Could be one additional week for oversea shipment.
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