A bulletproof suit, just like something you’d expect out of a James Bond movie, is the newest creation of a Canadian tailor who does quite a bit of business with these suits. When you hear about a bulletproof suit, it could be the mafia that first comes to mind, but most of Garrison Bespoke customers are businessmen who travel to dangerous areas of the globe, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” live on Saturday morning Nov. 30.
The suit is lightweight, flexible and anything but bulky, so it is hard to believe that it would stop a bullet, but it does. The suit isn’t something you’d buy on a whim because the cost is $20,000 for one of these custom made suits, but that’s a small cost to pay to save your life. Check out the video above to see the suit stop a bullet.
David Tran, head of special projects for Garrison Bespoke, visited Fox with the suit. He said the inspiration for the bulletproof suit came from a client who was in a foreign country about six months ago and he was shot. He lived to talk about it but confessed to Tran that the incident left him shaken up.
Tran looked into the available materials on the market today that would work in constructing a bulletproof suit and the James Bond-like apparel was born. Usually Kevlar is used in making bulletproof clothing, such as the bulletproof vest, but that wouldn’t work for a three-piece suit, it would be too stiff and bulky.
Tran reached out to contractors and the Garrison Bespoke Company has agreed to keep the contractors they use secret because these folks have also provided elite body armor to the US Special Forces in Iraq. According to Raw Story, Tran said:
“A lot of men in the finance industry, or mining and oil, have confessed (to us) that when they’re in dangerous places, they feel really on edge, they feel really nervous when they’re out there. It affects their performance at a high-level strategic meeting.”
There apparently is a need for a good-looking business suit that is bulletproof these days and with the headline news about shootings and riots around the world seemingly escalating, it appears as if the need for bullet-proof apparel may be on the rise.
Right now the company has a waiting list for these bulletproof suits and staff of different world leaders have reached out to the company inquiring about a bulletproof suit for their president or prime minister.