Not the Best Picture - Mitts and Socks Not STR
Skin Tight Rubber is a shop specializing almost entirely in suits with a few forays into harnesses, straight-jackets and pup gear; most notably their paws. This reviewer had taken their suits as a first step and was not disappointed. STR, as they are most commonly known, definitely live up to their name. Their suits are built to a very specific sizing guide and end up being very snug and form fitting; it is definitely a sizing guide to be followed exactly for best results. Their shoulder zips suits, for which they are best known, do not disappoint but the reviewer bought a back-zip because, well, he’s always bought them.
Ordering from STR is very straight forward; the site is cleanly laid out, the cart and checkout are easy to understand and complete and the sizing guides are no-nonsense and very complete. If there are any issues with sizing you can always email them questions and they’re very quick to respond; always within twenty-four hours.
Be aware that each suit is made to order so there will be some lead-time, especially if they’re in a busy season before major events or if the currency markets happen to be dragging their native currency, the British Pound, down. Shipping is done by Royal Mail and is as prompt as can be expected.
Customer service has been well above par, repairs, which unfortunately were necessary, were carried out with great haste and the suits have stood up to moderate usage quite well. The construction is also very good though it is worth noting that the suits will absorb silicone oil very effectively so one should be aware that carrying out repairs an area or the entire suit will have to be soaked in detergent and warm water to leach the silicone oil out, first. This also applies if you do send an item back, though obviously most makers prefer garments be thoroughly cleaned.
The reviewer feels that the limited focus of the store; mostly tailored items, is a great asset. They specialize and do their work very well for a very reasonable price. If you’re looking for a tight catsuit and a few of the other items available on the store look no further, this may be precisely the place you want to buy from.
Online? Yes, www.skintightrubber.com
Shipping: Royal Mail
Custom Work? Yes, limited