According to recent research by Vocativ, kidnapping is "booming," the result of global economic disparity plus the spread of groups willing to engage in radical tactics. The 100,000+ kidnappings that took place in 2013 involved just as many foreigners as locals. You already knew warzones like Syria and Afghanistan were perilous places, but India? Mexico? Venezuela? The Phillippines? "There are some surprises on the list," agrees Vocativ, "and the abductions can happen anywhere."
So this crazy bulletproof suit suddenly makes sense. (Although it's still crazy.) Priced at $3.2 million and made by Switzerland's Suitart, the Diamond Armor is:
- bulletproof against handguns ranging from 9mm pistols to .357 Magnums
- impregnated with nanotechnology to be resistant to dirt, stains like red wine & water
- trimmed in black diamonds along the lapels and on the tone-on-tone watch-steel buttons
- comes with a tie, 24k gold...of course
Such a Supremium tribe item, this suit. Find out why in this fun podcast I recorded.
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Music: Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com