There was a time when all you needed was an old American flag, or at least parts of it, appliquéd to the rear end of a ragged pair of jeans. Those times are long gone.
Today’s ordinary citizen needs something more, and Bogotá-based Miguel Caballero, a designer of bullet-proof high fashion is the go-to man for everything from a tuxedo and polo shirt to barn jackets and city wear geared to protect the wearer from a measly little old .357 all the way up to machine gun fire. His store has branches in Europe, Africa, Central and South America, but not a single one in the U.S. Estadounidenses in need of protection would have to hie themselves all the way to Mexico’s Distrito Federal.
Will there be a run on protective clothing after Tuesday’s election?