Dick Cheney the Muse
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
A well-known Colombian tailor is using Dick Cheney’s famous hunting mishap—when Cheney accidentally shot his friend in the face—as inspiration for a new line of bulletproof hunting apparel. The accompanying video shows one of the bulletproof jackets in action.
It is Dick Cheney-inspired couture for anxious toffs: a range of stylish bullet-proof jackets for protection from trigger-happy hunting partners.
The jackets are the latest offering from Miguel Caballero, a Colombian tailor who has made a fortune from selling bullet-proof fashion to presidents, oligarchs, celebrities—and now hunters.
Buckingham Palace has expressed interest in purchasing 52 jackets from the “cazadora extrema” (extreme hunter) range, the company told the Guardian, and a camouflage version will soon go on sale in its branch in Harrods.
“This is a new market for us. Dick Cheney has helped raise awareness of accidents,” said Carolina Fernandez, a marketing director.