Do you dress like a CCW'er?

Do you dress like a CCW'er?

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    Do you dress like a CCW'er?

    I was reading on another thread about someone who was wearing a lot of "cammo". At first I thought they were kidding, but later realized they were being serious and dress like this on purpose.

    I know there are different camps on open and being concealed all the time. Hopefully this thread doesn't turn into one of those discussions. I am more interested in who "advertises" that they carry?

    When I am carrying there are a few things I will not wear. Those include a fanny pack, any shirt, jacket, hat, etc...with a gun affiliation, and anything that even looks or can be considered "tactical". To me cammo is a BIG look at me to see if i'm carrying sign.

    And lastly but most importantly, I nor any of my family members wear cammo anything. Mabye it's because I spent too many years in the Army, but I will never wear cammo again.

    I can see wearing cammo if your hunting, but most people I see wearing it are not hunting, unless they are on the prowl at the mall.

    Plus the fact that those who do where cammo seem to... disappear sometimes.
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    nah im a bit of a prima donna type guy. sport coats and jeans for me
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    Nothing more obvious than those photojournalist vests!

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    5.11 or Columbia cargo pants, button down shirts un tucked...that's about it.
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    Hoodie and jeans for me. Nothing out of the ordinary for a young guy like myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Nothing more obvious than those photojournalist vests!
    +1 and I need to get a new one.
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    i wear chothing i find to be comfortable and concealable(when carrying).
    i dont advertise and for the most part, blend in with the rest of the crowd.
    out of sight,out of mind.
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    My attire has not changed at all since I started CCW. No camo or tactical wear for me.

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    Terry,

    Do a quick search for "Mall Ninja." We have had quite a few good laughs about this in the past.
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    Nope, I don't dress like it. I look "normal" other than never tucking a shirt in. But there's a lot of ladies' fashions that allow that, so I'm good to go. I have a couple vests, but they're "sporty" looking and don't scream "I'm hiding a gun."

    Luckily it's mostly other CCW'ers who spot other CCW'ers; the average person won't know because people don't look for things like that.

    There's a lot people here in TN who wear camo or leather western-looking vests as regular attire, so those really don't stand out.

    I did spot one guy who walking around looking at everybody like and wore tacti-cool clothes from head to toe. Not suspicious. Nope.
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    Jeans or cargo pants, dark colored T-shirt, button down shirt, unbuttoned and untucked for me.
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    All of the kids are wearing camo now, so I don't think it looks that out of place anymore.

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    Camo is everyday wear for lots of people in this area (including Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisianna). It has nothing to do with CCW.

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    Lots of camo here in PA too. I don't wear any - well one hat from a local electrical contractor is camo and I wear that sometimes. I never tuck in a T-shirt unless it is under a sweatshirt anyway, so T-shirt, jeans, and running shoes or low roper cowboy boots, or jeans and Sweat shirt. Either way the PPK/S in an IWB is undetectable.

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    Sometimes I wear a woodland BDU jacket. When I do I am always wearing my USAF retired hat. People see the BDU and the hat and know I'm living in the past. Most of the time it's jeans and a sportcoat.

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