Tailoring Suit Pants Without Weapon

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    Tailoring Suit Pants Without Weapon

    I am currently in Bangkok, and I'm having two high end custom suits made from a tailor here before I head back. I went in for the second fitting yesterday and completely forgot about needing space in the trousers for my Glock 19 and Crossbreed. I called him back today and he said I can come in for another fitting tonight to take them out a bit but that I will need to tell him exactly how much I need taken out. Obviously I don't have my trusty sidekick with me, so what would the best way to estimate the extra space needed in the waistband? Getting it adjusted when I get back is an option, but I'd prefer to avoid it if possible.

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    I would put my hand in the waist band to give a little more room. You could cup your hand a little to simulate the room needed, I guess this is a wag.

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    I've found that it's a two-inch difference for me (so I buy 38 instead of 36). Without the gun and holster to use that would be a pretty good starting point.

    And is it true that one night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble? The tough guys tumble?
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    If you normally carry a Glock it is easy. Find a brick and stick it in your waistband.
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    Glock? Surely they have a brick you can borrow to stuff in your pants.

    Just kidding!

    Edit: Guess I was 4 hours late with that idea!

    BTW, on a serious note, the tailors in Bangkok are magic. I'd ask if he could do the fitting both ways and put in an elastic fold on the sides of the waistband, maybe hidden in the pleats if you're using any. That way, you could wear it OWB or IWB and the pants would fit well.

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    go buy an air soft and warp a bandanna around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    go buy an air soft and warp a bandanna around it.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    Tuck a 3/4" paperback in the pants and see how it feels. Easy to get a paperback in Thailand. Not necessary to read it while in your pants!!!!!
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    One to two inches should do it.
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    I imagine Hillary Clinton's web site should answer that question for you. Wait.... Did you say pants suit or suit pants?
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    I'm sure the tailor must have access to a gun some where? maby a AK

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    Great topic ha ha! Good question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    I've found that it's a two-inch difference for me (so I buy 38 instead of 36). Without the gun and holster to use that would be a pretty good starting point.
    And is it true that one night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble? The tough guys tumble?
    This has always worked for me as well.
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    I believe you'll want them 2" larger than what he would make for you normally. Further, the belt you will be using with the holster is obviously just as important. As long as you have a quality belt, made for supporting a gun, 2" should work well for you.

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