Concealed carry and tailored suits?

Concealed carry and tailored suits?

This is a discussion on Concealed carry and tailored suits? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I really fancy a full size Kimber, 5' in a Galco holster like this: But,will some extra fixing on the jacket help,or is it not ...

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    Concealed carry and tailored suits?

    I really fancy a full size Kimber, 5' in a Galco holster like this:
    But,will some extra fixing on the jacket help,or is it not necessary?

    Btw,how is Mens wearhouse when it comes to outside waistband carry?
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    Here you go...

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    I wear tailored suits often, and have no problem concealing a belt full of crap. I've never done anything special to my jackets, except keep them unbuttoned at all times. Just stay away from three-piece suits, and double-breasted jackets.

    I don't know about Men's Wearhouse...
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    I get the three piece part but why double breasted jackets?
    Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AH View Post
    I get the three piece part but why double breasted jackets?
    Thanks anyway.
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    A regular jacket has just a few inches of material past the buttons, A double breasted... well it's two rows of buttons and has a big overlap of material that you'll need to yank out of the way to draw. Additionally, they are usually tailored with a european cut (snug). You are looking, above all else, for an american cut to help hide everything on your belt.

    I just got two more suits from them (TMW), and I couldn't be happier.

    Edit: And if you carry a hammered gun (you mentioned a 1911), you can get them to add a layer of material to the jacket on your gun side to prevent you from ruining your new suit. Make sure you ask.

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    Double breasted jackets are made to be worn buttoned at all times. They look VERY bad when left unbuttoned. Obviously, a buttoned jacket is bad for easy access to tour weapon.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Aaaha..Got it!
    Double breasted looks tight for sure..

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    No problems at the Mens Warehouse in Houston - was on a business trip and needed to have a shirt, tie & jacket for the next days meetings - had 1911 commander in Comp-Tac paddle holster - just went up a size in the jacket - already had good pants & belt.

    - no that extra 25 lbs I'm carrying had nothing to do with my going up a size

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    My suits are purchased at Men's Warehouse and I wear my guns to the fitting, as well as reloads etc. It's never been a problem. They are also real good about sewing a "gun patch" in a jacket. Basically that's an extra lining to keep from having the gun rub a hole in your jacket lining.

    The only other place I would go for a fitting is Jos A. Banks as they deal with a lot of Feds, at least the Feds at a higher pay grade than mine.

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    What's a suit?

    Does my Nehru jacket and plaid bellbottoms count?
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    In pictures Nehru jackets look likes Buddhist jakcets..But like someone said,their prices looks a bit higher then at Mens wearhouse but their sales look good: But are there any difference in quality in their suits?

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    I say go retro with a leisure suit; then you have the added advantage of ample room for that BUG in an ankle holster!


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    You'll look superfly player !

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    Both Brooks Brothers and Joseph Bank will work with you to get a good fit with your weapon in place.
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    we dress like az husker in texas also lol

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