Who would have ever guessed that Mr. President Barack Obama was sporting a bulletproof suit to the Inaugural ceremonies? This really just confirms that he is indeed the baddest of them all.
While there hasn’t been any mention of specific details about the garment’s structure, some are speculating it may have come from the line by Colombian designer Miguel Caballero. 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-m 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. Customers can seek their own specific level of protection, low will only withstand 9MM slugs and high will take on gunfire from Uzis and other automatics.
A few items sell for as low as $2,000, but you’ll have to shell out $10 Gs for the polo shirt that withstands automatic weapon fire.[mashshare]