Bulletproof Pocket Square: Product of the Week

bulletproof pocket square product of the weekThe Bullet-proof Gentlemen’s Pocket Square from Sruli Recht is the latest in 007-style sartorial elegance.

Sold as a “non-product,” the pocket square known as The Damned was originally issued in a limited edition of ten two years ago. Back by popular demand, it has been reissued as an open edition.

It is made of military grade ballistic strength fiber, “to protect the hearts of men.”

This reminds me of an old Woody Allen joke, his reversal of an even Sandwich story of a person being saved from a bullet by a Bible. In Woody’s version, he is walking down the street with a bullet in his breast pocket when someone throws a bible out a window, hitting him in the chest. “That Bible would’ve gone through my heart if it wasn’t for the bullet.” Please don’t sue me for quoting you, Mr. Allen. I’m not selling anything.

Though it is proving to be a popular item, the Pocket Square does come with a disclaimer.

* If a gun is aimed at you, fired, and the slug hits you, you will be hurt despite the properties of the square; The impact of the projectile itself is likely to fracture, crack or break your bones bones and bruise you. According to the specifications of the textile, a ballistic projectile such as a bullet will not pass through thirty two layers of this material. We take NO responsibility for those who feel compelled to test the endurance or resistance of the textile in any way.

Duly noted. My question is this: even if it could protect the average Wall Street banker from a shot to the heart, doesn’t he know we’re going to go for the head shot, anyway?

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11 replies
  1. Pamela
    Pamela says:

    It’s just a novelty item for eccentrics who like to purchase unusual things. I can’t believe that anyone would actually think it serves the actual purpose.

  2. kathcom
    kathcom says:

    @John J Savo: Truly, there seems to be no bottom.

    @Pamela:I agree that it’s a novelty item. But at 95 euros, it’s hardly a cheap one.

    A limited edition I could excuse, but it appears that there’s a real market for this. (Even though it only comes in one color–lemon yellow.)

    If someone makes it and someone else buys it, it’s fair game for ridicule, in my opinion.

  3. Deb
    Deb says:

    Quick! Delete this post! You have just discovered a new niche in bulletproof market: Bulletproof helmets. You could design them for different professions. Bankers could have images of dollar bills all over it, veterinarians could have cats and dogs on theirs, proctologists could have images of Oprah.

  4. kathcom
    kathcom says:

    @Deb: If that gets made, we'll just have to get better at target practice. There's always the shot in the eye.

    By the way, I find the image of Oprah on a proctologist's head that I may have to lie down for a while to recover.

    @Jay: Surely you can't be that unpopular?


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