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Bulletproof suit uses military-grade carbon nanotube technology

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:20pm

The Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit billed as a discreet and stylish alternative to the traditional bulky Kevlar vest. Image: PRNewsFoto/Garrison BespokeOn Tuesday, Toronto-based luxury bespoke tailoring house Garrison Bespoke launched the first fashion-forward bulletproof suit with a live ammo field-testing event at the Ajax Rod and Gun Club at in Ontario.

"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," said Michael Nguyen, co-owner and bespoke tailor of Garrison Bespoke.

The Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit is made with carbon nanotubes created using nanotechnology and originally developed to protect the U.S. 19th Special Forces in Iraq. The patented material is thinner, more flexible and 50% lighter than Kevlar, which is traditionally used for bulletproof gear. The Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit also protects against stabbing - the carbon nanotubes harden on impact preventing a knife from penetrating.

The cost of a Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit starts at $20,000.

The live ammo field-testing event tomorrow will demonstrate the suit's capabilities and offer a first look at Garrison Bespoke's new collection, Town & Country, inspired by the great outdoors. Each piece in the new collection can be made bulletproof by request.

Garrison Bespoke is a luxury menswear boutique in Toronto's Financial District that creates custom garments to help clients make their mark. Secret suit pockets are the norm.

Garrison Bespoke

Source: PR Newswire

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