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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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61 posted on 04/24/2012 10:52:31 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: neverdem

That’s it. Register all Woolrich clothing products and institute licensing requirements.


62 posted on 04/25/2012 12:36:46 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ctdonath2
Sold! I'm ordering one of these. I like the looks of the Cell Pal too.

63 posted on 04/25/2012 12:48:39 AM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: neverdem

bump for reference


64 posted on 04/25/2012 3:58:52 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: MamaTexan

There’s a handgun in that photo?


65 posted on 04/25/2012 4:59:51 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: carriage_hill

Nothing says “concealed carry” like one of those vests. Might as well open carry at that point.


66 posted on 04/25/2012 5:00:44 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: carriage_hill
*** PLEASE LOG IN --- Ummm, no thanks. ***

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.

67 posted on 04/25/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Bryanw92
*** You folks from the frigid north have it so easy. Concealed carry takes some effort down here in Florida. ***

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!]

68 posted on 04/25/2012 5:31:24 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Scutter

Nah, big difference. Keeps them guessing. Otherwise, I’d just wear a flashing neon sign.


69 posted on 04/25/2012 5:51:55 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: Bryanw92
....but I like something beefier for trips to the Obamazones.

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?

"Trayvon this."

70 posted on 04/25/2012 5:52:40 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Condor51

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...


71 posted on 04/25/2012 5:52:58 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: Condor51

I took your advice and did; thanks. But if Pinchy shows-up at my door, I’m sending him over to your house!

LOL.


72 posted on 04/25/2012 6:03:30 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: 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."

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.

73 posted on 04/25/2012 6:04:17 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: Fido969

I like it!


74 posted on 04/25/2012 6:05:08 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: jonascord
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.

No shit? Well, then, maybe it's time to stand back and let Tactical Air Command carry the package that will clean that out.

75 posted on 04/25/2012 6:29:19 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: neverdem

Cool. I even have a birthday coming up...


76 posted on 04/25/2012 6:34:09 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: basil; carriage_hill

try this link
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/us/fashion-statement-is-clear-the-gun-isnt.html


77 posted on 04/25/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: jonascord
Yikes. That has to be some sight in real life. One that would terrify children and give adults nightmares too.

[and also hoping someone near has a Harpoon at the ready to kill whatever it is :-)]

78 posted on 04/25/2012 7:26:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: An American!

Thanks—but no thanks—I never log in to the NYT.

Guess I will always have to wonder about these clothes-—LOL!


79 posted on 04/25/2012 7:28:00 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: marktwain

ping


80 posted on 04/25/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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