Monday, July 5, 2004

Bond, James Bond

Stopping Bullets With Style -- Angela Posada-Swafford
-- Wired 12.07 - July 2004

... Colombian fashion designer Miguel Caballero specializes in Euro-style men's ready-to-wear that's light, elegant, and can stop a 9-millimeter slug. ...

"I don't use Kevlar alone any longer, because it is heavy and rather uncomfortable," Caballero says. "We've just created a hybrid fiber, a mix of Aramid, nylon, and polyethylene. It's more resistant to heat, weighs only about 6 ounces a yard, and is several times more flexible and soft than Kevlar."

Caballero makes denim and suede jackets, sport coats, and a line of armored T-shirts popular in Spain. ...

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