Lighter than Kevlar – first fashion-forward bulletproof suit

The Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit.

Toronto-based luxury bespoke tailoring house Garrison Bespoke launched a stylish alternative to the traditional bulky Kevlar vest. The Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit, the first fashion-forward bulletproof suit, is made with carbon nanotubes created using nanotechnology and originally developed to protect the US 19th Special Forces in Iraq.

The patented material is thinner, more flexible and fifty per cent 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.

“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.

Each piece in the new Garrison Bespoke’s Town & Country collection can be made bulletproof by request. The cost of a Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit starts at $20,000.