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    What do you guys wear while carrying on your hip either OWB or IWB? I usually find that Tshirts don't always fit the bill or concealing my Kimber 4". In the climate I live in jackets aren't really an option most of the year. I also think that those "photographers" vest that are usually recommended are too conspicuous. Any Ideas?

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    Summer time or any time in S FL
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    I like the longer, more casual looking polos. I usually get them 1 size larger than I wore before I carried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangemaster View Post
    What do you guys wear while carrying on your hip either OWB or IWB? I usually find that Tshirts don't always fit the bill or concealing my Kimber 4". In the climate I live in jackets aren't really an option most of the year. I also think that those "photographers" vest that are usually recommended are too conspicuous. Any Ideas?
    I wear Hawaiian Shirts all year, untucked and unbuttoned. They don't all have crazy print schemes, but the pattern of the shirt is one that lends itself well to concealed carry. Another option for me is an untucked/unbuttoned work shirt, since I wear either Carhartt work pants or shorts 90% of the time I'm off duty.

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    I like the longer, more casual looking polos. I usually get them 1 size larger than I wore before I carried.
    I do this when I have to look "presentable".

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    These are my favorite cover shirts. They're very light and thin, so they're good in the summer. And they're cheap.

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    I have t-shirts and polo's that I use as cover garments, just buy them one size bigger. Or a button up short sleeve shirt worn unbuttoned over top of a t-shirt works too.
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    Open flannel shirt in the winter, open loud Hawaiian shirt in the summer. Both with a color coordinated t-shirt underneath of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    I like the longer, more casual looking polos. I usually get them 1 size larger than I wore before I carried.
    Me too.
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    Untucked T-shirts or Hawaiian shirts.

    I like the Hawaiian's better the different paterns tend to draw attention away to my OWB carried G22.
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    T-shirts dont work for me either, I am too short to wear a huge t-shirt to conceal a gun and I just look silly. What works for me is any short sleeve button up type shirt untucked that fits loose enough to conceal the gun. Best thing to do is wear the gun and go shopping for some shirts and try them on to see if they will work for you without printing. That usually works well for me both IWB and OWB, you will need some extra room in the shirt for it.
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    Sportcoat/suitcoat/blazer/tux. Or a Hawaiian shirt.

    Considering a safari shirt. And safari jacket.

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    I think that a high riding holster that keeps the grip closer to the body (with a good belt) might help a lot when trying to conceal with a t-shirt or polo.

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    Tucked and untucked. Just about any type shirt will do. Using the Cross Breed makes it easy for either.

    I've almost always tucked my shirts so when I started going around untucked everyone noticed so I just buy my shirts on size larger and tuck normally.

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    I want to blend in. Those "shoot-me-first" vests don't hack it in the NC summer. I prefer cargo shorts with my Beltman belt, my SuperTuck with a strong cant, and my Kimber Ultra CDP II at my 3:30 position. I often wear an undershirt with a camp shirt over it.

    The Hawai'ian shirt look went out of style with Magnum PI.

    I also use the same set up with jeans for casual wear, or with a Wild Bill's Summer Comfort clip holster under a suit coat. It's fun to wear my Kimber under a cummerbund for those speacial events.

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