Triumph’s (bra) cups are running over with ideas. Its latest, a green corset-style garment, can be removed and unrolled to create a 1.5m-long putting mat whenever a lady feels like brushing up her ball skills. When she sinks a putt into one of the cups, a built-in speaker pumps out a congratulatory “nice shot!”. The bra also features pockets for extra golf balls and tees, and a detachable flag pin that serves as a score pencil. (Tx Claire)
Twice a year, Triumph launches a new novelty bra in Japan to highlight social trends. As you’ve probably guessed, they’re designed to raise awareness of an issue, rather than be worn regularly. Triumph claims that the Nice Cup in Bra is a response to the growing popularity of golf among Japanese women.
In previous years the company has invented the postal bra – with pockets for letters – and one made from miso soup and rice bowls, with a special holder for chopsticks. More recently, it unveiled the novelty husband-hunter bra. When an engagement ring is inserted in the mechanism, the countdown clock stops and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March strikes up.