Toronto Tailor Sells Bulletproof Suits for $20,000

Posted: November 7, 2013 in News
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Do you have beef in the office? Or are you a notorious criminal going for a stroll down Bay Street? Looking for peace of mind? A Toronto tailor has your answer. He will make you a custom bulletproof suit for only $20,000. If you are the type of clientele who feels the need for this sort of protection, that’s a small price to pay.

Which is exactly what happened. Responding to requests from elite clients who travel to dangerous places for work, Michael Nguyen, owner of Garrison Bespoke, set out to develop a discreet alternative to the traditional bulky Kevlar vest. His solution, unveiled yesterday, is a three-piece suit lined with the same carbon-nanotube technology worn by U.S. troops in Iraq. Each suit takes 160 hours to make, is 30 times stronger than steel and protects its wearer from all kinds of threats, including attempted knifings and gunshots from semi-automatic pistols.

President Barack Obama reportedly wore a similar get-up at his first inauguration. Clearly, plenty of non-presidents also feel the need for tailored protection: four orders have already been placed.

Let’s just hope they don’t aim for the head.


Tailor Michael Nguyen demonstrated the suit’s efficacy at a gun range in Ajax yesterday. (Images: Mike Paul)





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