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New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun
NY Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | MATT RICHTEL

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, “I’m 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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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping


81 posted on 04/25/2012 7:43:22 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: lentulusgracchus

>>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.

They have Obamazones in Russia??


82 posted on 04/25/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Condor51
I left out the doubt.

Was it a male with man boobs, or a woman going topless? This IS a beach resort.

I never want to know.

83 posted on 04/25/2012 11:12:17 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: An American!

Thanks!


84 posted on 04/25/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: sjmjax

http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm

Here’s the link to Andrews Custom Leather in Alacua FL.

Been my holster maker for about 15 years now... Top quality, custom made and great service!


85 posted on 04/25/2012 11:50:44 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: sjmjax

Oh, SO have to get me one of those. Have the gear to put in it, just need to order one...


86 posted on 04/25/2012 11:50:54 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bryanw92
Russians don't have great trucks.

But they are "Guns R Us" .... which you need to take to a gunsmith and have polished up a bit. And made 922(r) compliant, so Thuggy of the ATF can't take it away from you. Takes a couple hundred bucks' worth of parts and bench time.

And you might as well, since you're in there, get an EOS sight for it and some rails.

87 posted on 04/25/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: neverdem

OHHHH! Is there a link to buy the pants? Father’s day and hubby’s birthday are coming up, and these sound like a great idea for one or the other!


88 posted on 04/25/2012 4:18:42 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: neverdem

OH...that’s what I get for posting before reading the comments. Sorry!!! I just saw the link. :P


89 posted on 04/25/2012 4:22:35 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: a real Sheila

AIWB (appendix inside the waist band) solves the problem. The barrel of the gun holstered fits in the crease between the groin and leg; offers a fast a draw and discretion. Usually have to be a size larger shirt, and may have to buy bit larger shorts, pants. Also, a strong thick wide tactical belt is crucial.

Flowing Hawaiian style shirts offer even more multiple carry options which won’t print. 2 pistols AIWB, dual magazine pouch just behind hip bone, a fixed blade inside or outside belt, blackjack in front pocket, folding blade in rear pocket, etc.

Carrying only a .38 snubbie or small mouse guns is passe in my opinion for these modern times, but at least it’s something. I’ll take a little discomfort for security in the face of multiple attackers, etc, and that means a few quality military tested handguns options or secondary backup piece, extra magazines, in addition to blades, which offer silent treatment and are often overlooked for their paleolithic savagery.


90 posted on 04/25/2012 6:24:40 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: MamaTexan

gun, what gun I don’t see no gun


91 posted on 04/25/2012 6:29:03 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


92 posted on 04/25/2012 8:55:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: TheBigJ

“..blades, which offer silent treatment and are often overlooked for their paleolithic savagery.”

LOVE IT!

I can think of situations where a knife would be the weapon of choice due to the stealthiness of it. Could do some real damage to a flash mob.


93 posted on 04/26/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by a real Sheila ("Vado a bordo, cazzo!")
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To: Scutter

to me, that vest says “I love to fish! I love it so much, I’m going to wear my fishing vest EVERYWHERE!”


94 posted on 04/26/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by a real Sheila ("Vado a bordo, cazzo!")
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