The latest trend in armor is, well, pretty trendy.
Historically speaking, the world is not a very safe place to live.
Crime seems to come with the package of civilization. Crime why we have police, security equipment, and in some cases even body armor. Now, none of those will provide complete proof against criminals, but any of them could save your life.
Body armor used to be something that you saw in the hands of the military, police, or on the back of the hottest new action star.
And in recent years, the private market for bulletproof vests has been on the rise, giving people a bit of peace of mind in a world where tragic acts of gun violence are perpetrated in cities all over the world. Whatever you attribute the existence of these acts to, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
But hey, I’m lucky. I’m living during the information age. We’re cruising into Industry 4.0 with bulletproof clothing. Now we just need some flexible sensors to give us a little more information about who shot who.
Designed by Miguel Caballero in Colombia, these clothes look like normal street clothes. Not bulky, not ugly, and not fazed by a 9mm bullet.
The Caballero Bulletproof Clothing Collection
Miguel Caballero has been around for about 22 years, and they have come a long way
from creating what they claim was the first armored jacket in the world. Seeing as how a free trial means Caballero gets to shoot you, we suspect the company really enjoys selling their bulletproof clothing.
Now their line covers everything from undershirts to full on military gear (which is not available to the public but is cool nonetheless). Some might browse their collection and find something they like, while others may want to go for the platinum service and order custom shirts, coats, and vests.
Caballero boasts that their bulletproof clothing is flexible, fits perfect, and is naturally antibacterial.
Of course, the platinum service might be out of reach of most people. After all, customers at that level include presidents, executives, celebrities, and even royalty. But hey, if you can afford it, why not make your custom clothing invincible? I would.
That’s Cool, now Where’s Mine?
And therein lies the rub. Even if you aren’t springing for the platinum price tag, these threads will put a serious hurt on your cash reserves. Each item in their collection costs in the thousands, which is something to consider before you go throwing out your old wardrobe.
The company is based out of Colombia, but the distributor is from Germany, so get ready to make an international purchase if you want to laugh at point-blank gunfire in style.
All in all, I think the product is a wonderful idea, and there are even American companies like Bullet Blocker that can provide some protection at a lower price and with easier shipping, even if it isn’t quite as fancy.
So, whether planning your vacation to Berkley or just going to the bad part of town, consider some modern armor solutions, because as the old adage goes: it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.