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    I've found that maternity shirts are fantastic: a lot of them these days do not look like maternity tops (garbage bags), and they tend to run longer than most regular shirts. So I never have a problem with shirts riding up to show my holster belt clip. You buy in your size, so there's no bumping up to a size large if you're a medium. You get the better tailored fit in your upper half that way. Old Navy makes great tops for this.

    Vests are still popular, and I will wear sporty, fleecy, or furry versions, whatever looks reasonably fashionable while doing a good job concealing.

    Jeans are a size bigger to fit IWB.
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    Size larger pants and shirts with a good iwb holster on a good gunbelt covers it for me. One thing I am mindful of in colder weather is leaving the bottom snap on my coat unsecured. I have also removed all drawstrings from my coats.
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    Re: Concealed carry clothing choices.

    I've lost a little weight and have had 1-2 spare inches in the waist in most of my pants. I have a pair of Duluth jeans, and I concur with TX Expat, they are great, my favorite for use in IDPA/at the outdoor range. Anyway, I'm glad I didn't ever get around to getting correctly-sized pants. Now I just carry IWB almost all the time, with a polo shirt (summer) or pullover (winter) over the grip. Makes clearing the holster a little trickier than if I wore a shoot-me-first vest, but I always carry the same platform, in the same place, with the same method of clearing (lift shirt with strong hand, then draw). Consistency is key for me. I use the same setup even for IDPA, though it may cost me a couple of seconds over the whole match.
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    The key is just blend in with whatever you normally wear. I always laugh when I spot folks wearing tactical pants in public. You know they are probably carrying. Nothing wrong with that except it just marks them.
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    I carry OWB so it doesn't make much difference what sort of pants I wear but I mostly wear several different styles of 5.11s. With a few Army issue BDUs as well. After wearing some sort of BDU pants for a good portion of my military career I've gotten used to them. I'd miss the cargo pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadHabit View Post
    I always laugh when I spot folks wearing tactical pants in public. You know they are probably carrying. Nothing wrong with that except it just marks them.
    Yep. Almost as bad as a paracord bracelet.
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    I most often wear one of two types of shirt. Either an untucked western shirt or a guayabera shirt. Been wearing these two styles of shirt for many years, long before ieven thought about carrying. Fortunately, both styles already make for good cover garments and they go pretty good with jeans, cargo pants, shorts, even slacks for a slightly dressier occasion.

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    I adjust my carry method to the clothes I want to wear at the time. I wear everything from cut off jeans shorts and a tee shirt to insulated carhartts.
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    Concealed carry clothing choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrclen View Post
    I adjust my carry method to the clothes I want to wear at the time. I wear everything from cut off jeans shorts and a tee shirt to insulated carhartts.
    ^This. I conceal based on my clothes for the day...not the other way around.
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    I have a few pair of Woolrich tactical pants without the side pockets. With my shirttail out they look like dress pants.
    I also wear Blue Jeans all the time.
    For shirts I wear Guayabera, Nylon Fishing Shirts, and other shirts I find that are in Tall and roomy around the waist.
    I have a couple vests, a Carhart, and a Western one. I have the Shoot Me First OD Vest also, I normally wear it at the range.
    I carry revolvers, mostly in a Lobo Pancake at 4 O'Clock.

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    Re: Concealed carry clothing choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrclen View Post
    I adjust my carry method to the clothes I want to wear at the time. I wear everything from cut off jeans shorts and a tee shirt to insulated carhartts.
    My instructor tells me to dress to the gun, but I'm not changing my whole wardrobe.

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    I have some 5.11 pants that I had to get for work a couple years back - haven't seemed to wear them much since. I prefer my Carhartts. I might get some Duluth pants after reading all the great reviews....but it will take me a year or two to wear out my Carhartts first.

    I'm in between waist sizes - so I buy 34 and the gun fits fine, and when I can't carry the pants still fit fine. I think a 36 would be too loose - but maybe it would work. Never tried a pair on to see.

    For shirts - I carry at about 12:00-1:00, so I either wear a t-shirt, half zip, or a button up shirt with some of the buttons done as a cover garment.

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    As long as I can wear a belt, I can get away with my 238 in jeans OR dress pants. Before I carried I never thought about that so I do have some pants without belt loops. They are getting phased out, however. Anything but a super tight shirt conceals OK with the gun in my waistband at about 4:00. I usually wear a button down shirt at the office anyway depending on the dress code because my tattoos are visible at the base of my neck and some offices are not OK with that, and the collar covers them.

    I'm still getting used to wearing my jeans a little looser and with a higher waistband. I can't say I love it, but it makes it easier to carry. My mom thinks I abandoned my super-low-rise jeans because I am getting more mature.

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    I dress like Sonny Crockett Miami Vice Style!! In Ky!! Just kiddin. Actually never changed anything I wear to fit a gun. Jeans t shirts normally a leather vest in summer since im on the bike about all the time. Winter just add a coat or hoodie but nothing different than ive done since I was in my late teens.

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