Gentleman’s bulletproof pocket square

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Gentleman’s bulletproof pocket square

Reykjavik designer Sruli Recht is selling a limited number of these kevlar pocket squares made from “military grade lemon aramid” fiber. For some reason, he calls it “DÆmdur,” which apparently means “The Damned .”

6 thoughts on “Gentleman’s bulletproof pocket square

  1. says:

    The description text from the website implies no field testing was done. So, caveat emptor on novelty defense items.

  2. Chris W says:

    Slightly amusing.
    First, there are no bulletproof vests.
    If we pretend someone would actually think about using it as protection:
    It says it takes 7 layers to provide protection. If you fold the 270mm square into 8 equal layers it would supposedly protect 135mm x 67mm. If you prefer to fold it stylishly, it would barely protect your left ventricle.

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      …I don’t think the designer, or many of his potential customers, actually expect the thing to offer meaningful ballistic protection. It’s just, you know, kinda clever and cool. Possibly a conversation starter, or a nice gift for someone who’s into materials science or something.

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