Fashionable Bullet Resistant Clothing....

Fashionable Bullet Resistant Clothing....

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    Miguel Caballero started off making bullet-proof clothing in Colombia 19 years ago. But Latin America's surging crime wave is creating new markets for his fashionable flak jackets. Watch Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss tests a bullet-proof jacket at one of Caballero's manufacturing plants.

    BY JIM WYSS
    BOGOTA -- Miguel Caballero has shot more than 200 people including his wife, a British police officer, his lawyer (four times) and most of his employees.

    As Colombia’s largest maker of fashionable flak jackets and bullet-resistant clothing, Caballero habitually puts his products to the test — and so has the spiraling crime rate in the hemisphere.

    “Latin America is one-of-a-kind when it comes to threats,” Caballero said, as he paced his factory carrying a .38-caliber pistol, which he uses to blast his models and volunteers.

    While many of his U.S. and Israeli competitors make one-size-fits-all bullet-resistant vests, Caballero specializes in tailoring his clothes to match the threats.

    Two years ago, armor-piercing, .9 mm bullets — made of copper, lead and steel — first made an appearance in Honduras. Since then they have spread to El Salvador and Costa Rica. Armored-truck thieves in Brazil and Uruguay began setting security guards on fire when they discovered that some vests were flammable. “It wasn’t the Molotov cocktails that killed the [the guards]; it was their own jackets,” Caballero said. In hot climates, perspiration also can make protective clothing heavier and compromise its effectiveness.

    Read more here: Fashionable bullet-proof wear finds growth abroad - Business - MiamiHerald.com
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    Shank proof undies...should be shag proof prison pajamas.
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    Wonder if they're cost prohibitive?
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    Just found a polo shirt of his design online......nice idea, but who has $4475.00 to spend on one? I get one mustard stain on it and it's ruined.

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    Miguel Caballero has shot more than 200 people including his wife, a British police officer, his lawyer (four times) and most of his employees.
    I want his job.

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    Just found a polo shirt of his design online......nice idea, but who has $4475.00 to spend on one? I get one mustard stain on it and it's ruined.
    Presidents, kings, VIPs. Guys and gals that don't want to have the bulges of a bullet-resistant vest in their thousand-dollar suits, but still have that protection.

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    Caballero walks around with a .38 and shoots his employees? Wow! This guy ain't kidding when it comes to enforcing the company dress code.


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    Thumbs up Bullet Resistant Suits and Dress Shirts

    I googled "bullet resistant suits" and American Armor Attire came up in the google ads section. Two college students who designed a product and has a patent on the product. From what it seems like it is removable panels so you can wear your suit like a regular suit or wear it as a bullet-resistant suit. Its amazing what our young minds can do. Best of luck guys!

    ps. here is the website if you're interested American Armor Attire Inc.

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    i saw discovery show about secret service how they protect the president and he was featured in it. they were trying to imply to president is wearing his clothing line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robd90 View Post
    I googled "bullet resistant suits" and American Armor Attire came up in the google ads section. Two college students who designed a product and has a patent on the product. From what it seems like it is removable panels so you can wear your suit like a regular suit or wear it as a bullet-resistant suit. Its amazing what our young minds can do. Best of luck guys!

    ps. here is the website if you're interested American Armor Attire Inc.
    There is a lot of unprotected area in those suit jackets,it might be better than absolutely no protection,but regular body armor offers a lot more frontal protection
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    Dosnt matter, I duct tape armor directly to my body that can stop a 308. One does not know when they will need to lay down surpressing fire against snipers in the mall.
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    Although I already wear my vest to work everyday this article was still very interesting to say the least. Good post.

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