Firing My Piece For Fashion
There comes a time in a young mans life where he gets to do things that excite him for reasons that he may not be able to comprehend and in intervals that may not make sense at the time. Such events can include peeking up a girls skirt, driving at unconscionable speeds in a super fast car or – as I’v done recently… fire a gun. What it means stems from heroes like James Bond, Dick Tracy, Cops and or Robbers, Brad Pitt (in any of his recent action movie roles) or even… a villain who is also inexplicably cool like the Punisher or Two-Face and don’t get me started on the Matrix saga.
For whatever reason my go to gun guy was Bond and when I held that pistol and fired my bullet into the outer (and I mean OUTER!) ring of the target there was certainly an edge of “I don’t give a F*ck” arrogance and self assuredness. Of course if my aim was any indication then I’m no safer on the streets of Gotham than if I never had a pistol at all, but that’s beside the point.
So why did I discharge a firearm? Before I answer that let me ask another question… why haven’t I fired a gun thus far? The simple answer is I never had the opportunity and to be honest I never had the need, want or desire. In fact, guns kind of scare me, for obvious reasons. So now, why did I fire a gun? Why do I do anything? For fashion of course!
I got an invite from the gents at Garrison Bespoke Menswear to come out and test out their… (get this) Bulletproof SUIT! I was an excited puppy! I get to shoot a suit!!!
Okay so as it turned out I never ended up actually shooting the suit (which is fine cause I would have missed anyway) and NOR was I in the suit when it was getting shot at. Even though… as it turned out… I could have been and though the bullet would have bruised me it wouldn’t have penetrated the nano tube technology within the suit. How the hell cool is that! I bet all you Bond fans have a huge grin on your faces right now don’t you?
So to order one all you have to do is contact the fine gentlemen at Garrison Bespoke and have around $20,000.00 ready. But can you really put a price tag on your safety? No you can’t. And can you really put a pricetag on your style? Well some of us can but what you get for $20,000.00 will not only save your life but also leave you looking quite dapper!
I think I look a lot cooler holding that gun than I was actually feeling. Still super fun!
What I’m Wearing
Theory velvet blazer
H&M oatmeal sweater
Haight & Ashbury knit tie
Hugo Boss cotton poplin shirt
Paul Smith collection sharkskin pants
Gun Glock 17 Gen4 (don’t ask me the caliber…45??)
Images: Matthew St. James