Skip to comments.New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun
Posted on 04/24/2012 11:48:20 AM PDT by neverdem
Woolrich, a 182-year-old clothing company, describes its new chino pants as an elegant and sturdy fashion statement, with a clean profile and fabric that provides comfort and flexibility.
And they are great for hiding a handgun.
The company has added a second pocket behind the traditional front pocket for a weapon. Or, for those who prefer to pack their gun in a holster, it can be tucked inside the stretchable waistband. The back pockets are also designed to help hide accessories, like a knife and a flashlight.
The chinos, which cost $65, are not for commandos, but rather, the company says, for the fashion-aware gun owner. And Woolrich has competition. Several clothing companies are following suit, building businesses around the sharp rise in people with permits to carry concealed weapons.
Their ranks swelled to around seven million last year from five million in 2008, partly because of changes to state laws on concealed handguns.
Shawn Thompson, 35, who works at an auto dealership in eastern Kentucky, bought two shirts last month from the Woolrich Elite Concealed Carry line. Both, he wrote on his blog, are a step up from more rugged gear.
Most of the clothes I used in the past to hide my sidearm looked pretty sloppy and had my girlfriend complaining about my looks, he wrote, adding in an interview, Im not James Bond or nothing, but these look pretty nice.
The shirt has a barely discernible side slit with Velcro through which, he said, he can yank his Colt 1911 from his waistband holster. Depending on circumstances and mood, he might also carry a folding knife and, at night, a flashlight in a...
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Ummm, no thanks.
luvs me some Woolrich arctic snorkel hood parka here in MN winters.
nice fleece lined slash pockets on the chest act as hand warmers while allowing you to easily access the snubbie .357.
Its about time! I would pay extra for pants that have modifications for an IWB holster (but they’ll have to make left-hand and right-hand versions).
I’m with you—I’m not logging in, either.
they make nice, small handbags with a secret compartment for the ladies who carry. I guess men will need a MAN PURSE to conceal during the warmer months. Winter time is no problem. A blazer and a chest holster (or whatever you call the one that is under your arm) works great.
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The shirt has a barely discernible side slit with Velcro through which, he said, he can yank his Colt 1911 from his waistband holster.
IMHO Velcro can only get in the way and slow down the presentation of the weapon in an emergency.
Check out the cell pal holster: http://www.concealedcomfort.com/
Great for men / women / summer / winter
Sometimes odds of drawing may be low enough that concealment is, balancing probabilities & consequences, paramount.
I carry a S&W hammerless 38 special in a galco pocket holster inside my Dickies comfort waist trousers. It’s invisible.
You folks from the frigid north have it so easy. Concealed carry takes some effort down here in Florida.
The point is the product: http://www.woolrich.com/elite-tactical/concealed-carry.shtml
Is that a snub nose revolver in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
The point of the article/product is no “man purse” needed - just good pants made for the purpose.
Gotta wonder how well a G26 rides therein.
In the winter we all carry .500 S&Ws.