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Just when we decided that Betabrand's Think Tank couldn't get any better, the company partnered up with badass comedian and San Francisco native Margaret Cho on a new product: The Solitaire jumpsuit. The flight-suit style onesie has two front pockets, two back pockets, a zippered cargo pocket, plus a hidden chest pocket to ensure that you're never stuck carrying a clutch again.
"I created The Solitaire because I wanted the perfect outfit. I wanted something that could carry all my essentials: my credit card, cash, ID, lipstick, keys, and smartphone. I want to walk the earth freely without a handbag or anything else to hold me back from my journey, my destiny," Margaret explains on the crowd funding page. "You can dress it up, with heels and jewelry, or you can get really sporty with it via combat boots and a matte lipstick."
The obvious problem with packing stuff in pockets instead of a clutch is bulk; sure, you free up your hands, but you also add lumps all over your body. (You could tote your phone, cash, and lipstick in your bra, too, but it doesn't make for a particularly flattering silhouette.) Perhaps The Solitaire is magically designed to mask unsightly bumps and bulges. For what it's worth, the promotional photos on the Think Tank page look fine; then again, there's no indication that the models (or Margaret) have full pockets in the pics.
Between the Solitaire and Suitsy, onesies appear to be a growing market for Betabrand. Assuming that enough people pre-order the jumpsuit, the Solitaire will retail for $188. Right now, early birds can snag a Solitaire for $159.80, a 15% pre-order discount. If you're obsessed with hands-free jumpsuits and/or Margaret Cho, this could be the best money you spend all week.
· The Solitaire [Betabrand]
· The Suitsy: Coming Spring 2015 to an Efficient Dude Near You [Racked]