Built on the request of businessmen who often find themselves in dangerous situations – no, really – a bespoke tailoring house in Toronto today unveiled a hand-tailored three-piece ‘bulletproof’ suit.
Garrison Bespoke invited members of the media to the Rod and Gun Club in Ontario to fire off a few rounds at a bust form dressed in the navy pinstripe vest, matching two-button jacket and trousers that they claim can stop a speeding bullet.
The outfit has been made with several sheets of carbon nano-tubes – a state-of-the-art puncture-proof and bullet-resistant material sourced through a company that provides anti-ballistic gear for the U.S. Army Special Forces.
The patented material is thinner, more flexible and 50 per cent stronger than Kevlar, the traditional material used for bulletproof gear.
In an added bonus, the suit also protects against stabbing, with the carbon nano-tubes created to harden on impact, preventing a knife from penetrating through.