Concealed carry: Upsizing clothes.

Concealed carry: Upsizing clothes.

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    Concealed carry: Upsizing clothes.

    I wear XL shirts and 36" waist pants. One size above my regular clothes to conceal. How much do you upsize your clothes?
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    Thankfully for me, I don't have to actually go out and upsize my wordrobe - at least, not by much. I dropped 4 1/2" since February, so a lot of my shirts and pants how fit me more than loosely enough for the task.

    I've been going at least one size up, regardless. I've never been a fan of having my clothes fit even remotely tight, so this is sort of my standard style of wardrobe, anyhow. So, I might normally wear an LG in shirts/t-shirts, but size up to a 2X for CC - I'd prolly just go w/an XL if I weren't now CCing. I was already wearing 2X, so the majority of my existing wardrobe is perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
    I wear XL shirts and 36" waist pants. One size above my regular clothes to conceal. How much do you upsize your clothes?
    go buy a crossbreed and a good belt , works just fine with my regular clothes

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan23 View Post
    go buy a crossbreed and a good belt , works just fine with my regular clothes
    Agreed. I'm a small skinny guy and I carry in a kholster wearing my tight fitting clothes

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    About 2" up for IWB. The key for me is wearing tall shirts- the tails help. Today at church, park and Wal-Mart I was wearing the loud Hawaiian shirt with an OWB holster for my MP40c. No issues.
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    For casual dress - specifically, untucked shirts - I moved from XL to XXL for concealment purposes. FWIW, I wear a 44 or 46 jacket. Pants waist remains at 36, with varying degrees of comfort with IWB holsters.
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    Get a good holster and belt and you probably won't have to buy a whole new wardrobe. Either that or buy a more concealable gun.

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    I have a few quality holsters and several good belts.

    It depends on how I carry. OWB is never an issue, but IWB was a little uncomfortable (tight). I moved up one size in my britches and it made a diffrence. Again, strictly with IWB carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michel smith View Post
    There was a mid-west city (small town) that was on a news show like 20-20 a while back where the town passed a law that everyone had to own a gun. The crime rate dropped drastically.
    Is this Gun Ownership - It's The Law In Kennesaw what you're talking about? It's almost 30 years old, in Georgia, the guns were for in the home use only, and kinda off topic.

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    I Hear everyone, I can fit in 34" But Get 35" When I can, But mostly 36"I just cant pay double for jeans. Almost always Untucked shirt , Drives wife CRAZY but not sloppy looking ; ) PS I CC IWB ALWAYS in public, That is.
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    my pants were always a size or so larger, because I wear a belt normally. not that I carry the only thing I do is go one notch higher on my belt
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    I didn't change my shirt sizes, but did move up one pants size for IWB carry. Works fine for me, very comfortable even with the relatively wide G19.

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    I wear XL shirts and 36" pants for the same reason, but for a while the tendency was just for me to expand to fill them, so I'm not sure if that was a good decision or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
    I wear XL shirts and 36" waist pants. One size above my regular clothes to conceal. How much do you upsize your clothes?
    Recently I lost somewhat over 100 pounds so the size of my clothes is in a sort of a "flux". In order to get it right I wear my concealed carry rig into the private fitting room and try on my trousers/shirts to see exactly how they do fit. I also find that printed sizes on clothes are not always accurate so getting the exact fit makes a whole lot of sense for me.
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    For you guys having trouble with t-shirts concealing try small of back carry, even the tightest t-shirts I own can hide my XD SC because it disappears into the curve of my spine. Pants I usually just go up a notch in my belt.

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