Bullet-Proof Suit…What!?

Imagine what kind of pranks you could pull on some friends or dares you could pull on some muggers…joking of course.  I don’t think I would ever need this type of “high security fashion” but you’ve got to admit this is a cool line of clothing.  Check out Miguel Caballero’s work.  He offers more apparel at his website not to mention that you get to choose your level of security for each piece of clothing.  I posted an example below.

Wired:

According to some reports, he wore a suit made by a clothier specializing in bullet-resistant clothing during the inauguration ceremonies.

While no one from the U.S. Secret Service have yet to mention any details about the garment’s structure, some are speculating it may have come from the line by Colombian designer Miguel Caballero. As we noted last year, Caballero is well known for his super tough but flexible and business appropriate clothing, such as the $7,500 polo shirt that can stop a shot from a 9-mm revolver.

Due to some of the unfortunately rising levels of dangerous conflicts in Colombia and other parts of Latin America, the need for this type of clothing has also led to a spike in sales.

According to Caballero, many of his garments offer more than three levels of ballistic protection and they are about seven times more flexible than the Kevlar vests that are usually worn. Designers that use Kevlar tie together dense strands of the material (500 to 1,500 filaments per strand of yarn, according to Slate), which is then weaved into the clothing.

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(HT: Gene Veith)

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