The idea is similar to reinventing the mouse trap, except the concept has worked out well for Max Hernandez. The dual vent fly he created makes his boxers stand out from the crowd.
According to the inventor, there have been no significant improvements in fly manufacturing in 80 years. â€œThe functionality of the traditional fly has been diminished through the use of fasteners such as buttons, snaps or Velcro to keep the fly closed,â€ he said. â€œWhether its boxer shorts, board shorts or athletic compression shorts with protective cups the access through the fly has been eliminated.
â€œThat’s where I come in,â€ said Hernandez. â€œMy new dual vent fly promises to â€˜free the fly’â€ by offering dual access from the left and the right side, and also provides security through a vent-backing panel. With this innovative design, the fly provides restored functionality in a wide array of shorts and pants.â€ Another application for the vent panel is the incontinence market. This is the only fly on the market that provides a secure panel for the attachment of an incontinence pad. This provides the consumer with the security of the pad coupled with the easy access of the fly.
The exclusive vent-backing panel offers additional opportunities to apparel companies. â€œThe panel is a virtual billboard to display a marketing message,â€ said Hernandez, who created an unlicensed mock-up featuring the University of Maryland’s mascot, the terrapin. â€œThis kind of application can provide huge windfalls in the licensing market whether its universities, NASCAR, the NFL or any other hot licensing market. Put my fly on your shorts and let’s make some money!â€ said Hernandez.
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