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Finally, a bullet-proof handkerchief


October 12, 2008

The Bullet-Proof Gentleman’s Squares - a must for any wardrobe.

The Bullet-Proof Gentleman’s Squares - a must for any wardrobe.

October 13, 2008 Where would any discerning gentleman be without the humble handkerchief? They provide a fashionable place to deposit one’s nasal excretions, are a convenient place to dry one’s hands when caught without a towel, and are able to deflect bullets when one is caught in the middle of a gunfight. That’s right, the invention we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived with the release of the ‘Bullet-Proof Gentleman’s Pocket Square’.

The bullet-proof hanky is being sold exclusively at Iceland’s Liborius and, although it is made from military grade Kevlar Arimid, (in lemon), the store and designer, “take NO responsibility for schmucks and wooden-heads who feel compelled to test the endurance or resistance of the textile in any way”. Not exactly a reassuring disclaimer, but for those James Bond types out there the Bullet-Proof Gentleman’s Square can also add a dash of color to a suit pocket as well as a bit of extra protection around the heart.

The Bullet-Proof Gentleman’s Squares will be available in lots of 10 at a price TBA.


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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag. All articles by Darren Quick

Bulletproof... handkercheif? Finally, you too can have a fashionable handkercheif inside your bullet wound. Seriously, don\'t they teach physics in Iceland?


@Heliotrope00 exactly. This is clearly a novelty item. If it sells, it sells I suppose. It should be noted that aramid degrades when exposed to UV light.


Not rigid enough to spread much force, so it would probably slide right in the hole, but the bullet wouldn\'t penetrate the cloth, but it wouldn\'t stop the bullet either. As you said heliotrope00, a nice fashionable liner.

Don White
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