By Evan Ackerman
One of you guys pointed out in the comments that a bulletproof handkerchief in your pocket may not be quite enough to save you from getting shot in the heart. Fair enough. If you’re looking for something equally low-key that offers more protection, designer Miguel Caballero has this invisibly bulletproof polo shirt. The thin kevlar core has a linen covering on both sides, so that the shirt might be a bit heavier than normal, but it’ll look and feel like a regular polo shirt. It comes in three colors (blue, red, white) and three levels of protection (9mm / .357, .357 Magnum / Mac 10 / 12 gauge, .44 Magnum / MP5).
While the shirt may stop the bullet itself, you can expect severe bruising, probably broken bones, and a just a generally unpleasant experience. You’ll still be alive, though, which is generally considered to be a good thing by everyone except for the guy who is wondering why his rounds are being stopped dead by your polo shirt.
The shirts are also waterproof and fireproof, and start at $12,000, but I bet if you’re important enough to need one of these, 12 grand is probably chump change to spend on something that could save your life.