President Obama wore 'bullet-resistant clothing' at inauguration

Barack Obama looked dapper as he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, but was that suit and coat he was wearing bullet-resistant? It's no longer necessary to wear metal plates or a thick Kevlar vest to repel 9mm slugs, so it's possible that the slim Obama had some of the new bullet-resistant material sewn into his elegant attire. According to, he was indeed protected by such tech:

"Obama will wear bullet-resistant clothing, speak behind a protective glass shield and ride in the parade in the armored Cadillac limousine, with doors and windows so thick that he probably would survive a bomb blast, law enforcement officials said."

It's understandable that the Secret Service wanted one last level of protection in addition to that tank-like limo and all the other security at yesterday's event, but what's next? A bulletproof presidential helmet? and Wired, via Engadget