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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That’s it. Register all Woolrich clothing products and institute licensing requirements.
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There’s a handgun in that photo?
Nothing says “concealed carry” like one of those vests. Might as well open carry at that point.
I know how you feel but believe or not it is harmless and it's free.
I created a NYT account yeeeeeeears ago in the real early days of the WWW and not once have I ever received anything from them except the original email to confirm 'you are you' (even if I got that?). No spam, no ads, no begging for subscriptions, nothing.
And since the NYT does have most of the leftist propaganda we need to see in order to mock, reading the entire article for 'hidden gems' is sort of important.
So go ahead, it is painless (and FREE), honest.
Yeah, I guess concealing a 1911 in a Speedo is kind of hard.
(Is that a gun in your trunks or are you just happy to see me? )
[Speedos should be Outlawed for any male over 30 and ALL Europeans!]
Nah, big difference. Keeps them guessing. Otherwise, I’d just wear a flashing neon sign.
Yeah, a "technical" -- an F-350 dualie with a twin ZU-23 AA gun mounted on the bed, with a crew of three (w/ sidearms) and a "shotgun guard" carrying an RPD MG and sidearm. And an AKM on the dash for the driver.
Something like that?
You have NEVER wanted to bleach your eyeballs until you go to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and see a 450 kilo Sasquatch furred French-Canadian wearing nothing but electric blue Speedos and flip flops, strolling down the street past the tattoo parlors...
I took your advice and did; thanks. But if Pinchy shows-up at my door, I’m sending him over to your house!
In Chicago, Obama's home town, you're under-gunned... Holder's People are killing their own children, now. Mogadishu is safer, but it has better press coverage.
Thunder Runs on the South Side should include an Mbombe armoured car, and an M-1 Abrams as escort. Then you can go and pick up your laundry.
I like it!
No shit? Well, then, maybe it's time to stand back and let Tactical Air Command carry the package that will clean that out.
Cool. I even have a birthday coming up...
[and also hoping someone near has a Harpoon at the ready to kill whatever it is :-)]
Thanks—but no thanks—I never log in to the NYT.
Guess I will always have to wonder about these clothes-—LOL!