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.
While Garrison Bespoke announced that all the suits in their new line, called Town & Country, can be made bulletproof by request, it doesn’t come cheap.
Prices start at $20,000.
But what price would you put on your life and looking good?
‘After receiving requests from high-profile clients who travel to dangerous places for work, we set out to develop a lightweight, fashion-forward bulletproof suit as a more discreet and stylish alternative to wearing a bulky vest underneath,’ Michael Nguyen, co-owner and bespoke tailor of Garrison Bespoke told The Globe And Mail.