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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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1 posted on 04/24/2012 11:48:25 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

PLEASE LOG IN
Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.

Ummm, no thanks.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 11:51:48 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: neverdem

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.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 11:53:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: neverdem

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).


4 posted on 04/24/2012 11:53:50 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: carriage_hill

I’m with you—I’m not logging in, either.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: neverdem

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.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by a real Sheila ("Vado a bordo, cazzo!")
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To: carriage_hill

just log in using bugmenot


7 posted on 04/24/2012 11:56:39 AM PDT by fred42 ("Get your facts first, then you can distort 'em as much as you need." - Mark Twain)
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To: neverdem
I'm shocked, just shocked, to see an article like this from the NYT. Just imagine legions of their readers tsk-tsking and clucking disapprovingly and even wetting their beds at the thought of law-abiding, armed citizens who may not be wearing camo clothing or looking like Rambo. Once Bloomberg recovers from fainting after reading this, look for him to try and get such clothing banned (for regular citizens, that is).

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.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: a real Sheila

Check out the cell pal holster: http://www.concealedcomfort.com/

Great for men / women / summer / winter


9 posted on 04/24/2012 11:59:22 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Zeppo

Sometimes odds of drawing may be low enough that concealment is, balancing probabilities & consequences, paramount.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 12:02:36 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: neverdem

I carry a S&W hammerless 38 special in a galco pocket holster inside my Dickies comfort waist trousers. It’s invisible.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: neverdem

12 posted on 04/24/2012 12:03:45 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: TurboZamboni

You folks from the frigid north have it so easy. Concealed carry takes some effort down here in Florida.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 12:03:56 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: carriage_hill

The point is the product: http://www.woolrich.com/elite-tactical/concealed-carry.shtml


15 posted on 04/24/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bryanw92

Cargo shorts


16 posted on 04/24/2012 12:05:43 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: neverdem

Is that a snub nose revolver in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?


17 posted on 04/24/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: a real Sheila

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.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: neverdem
Better URL here.
19 posted on 04/24/2012 12:08:31 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer)
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To: Bryanw92

In the winter we all carry .500 S&Ws.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 12:12:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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