Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Barack Obama was wearing a stylish bulletproof suit when he took oath as the 44th President of the United States.
Speaking in front of thousands, the new President of the world's most powerful nation was safer than people realized, according to US media sources.
Miguel Caballero, the famed Bulletproof Tailor of Bogota and the only company in the world to make them, has for years been designing high-end armoured fashion ware for the world's elite.
The company has been so secretive about its clients that many believe it is an urban legend. But in fact, it exists on an unassuming city street in a low-rise white building in Bogota, Colombia, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Miguel Caballero's factory has over 100 employees, and a cleverly selected worldwide spokesman in action movie star Steven Seagal.
Caballero manufactures stylish armour plated leather coats, suits, vests, sweaters, and even ties, for a clientele that extends far beyond Colombia's borders. Eighty per cent of their business comes from overseas orders.
With a clientele that includes several world leaders and the wealthy elite, a company located in the kidnapping capital of the world is expected to take no chances.
The secret lies in a heavy armour plated panel inserted into the clothing, protecting the vital areas of the upper body while simultaneously blending into the garment's loose-cut design.
The company claims to be the world's only certified armour-plate manufacturer to incorporate industry standard protection with stylish design - attractive to those who want to be protected, without advertising to others that there is any need to be. The key of bulletproof garments is to save lives, not prevent injury.
While the panels will stop a bullet, and in some cases even a direct knife attack, the intended victim is still going to feel the impact. (ANI)