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This is a discussion on Summer /Winter carry within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sort of forced to these days, getting old just plain sucks! True, but consider the alternative! I'll be 51 in two weeks and looking forward ...

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    Sort of forced to these days, getting old just plain sucks!
    True, but consider the alternative! I'll be 51 in two weeks and looking forward to it, gray hair, spare tire around waist, diabetes and all! Of course, I'm stupid that way!
    One of my favorite saying on aging is "Growing old Ain't for Pansies"

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    Hit 52 last month..........
    Don't worry ''Junior'' - it only gets worse!
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    Bring it on!! I kook forw.....No,... I'm not scare......No,...Old is what old....Na,....What were we talkin about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Looks good - but as ever I do wonder how some folks manage IWB in summer. Not in this case a comfort issue (I do not get on with them) but just due to sweat issues.

    I am sure if I had a rig close to body myself - it'd be wringing wet some days!
    Its Called air conditioning ya Don't go anyplace with out it ..

    Now at work i sweat and sweat ... i get home from work no matter what i'm doing i don'dontt sweat near as much as just having them work cloths on haven't ruined any holsters yet either...

    Course for my carry guns i also choose Stainless just because there will be some sweat

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    I don't mind the hair turning grey as much as the hair turning loose!

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    If you "old pharts" don't mind a much younger guy asking a question. . .

    Once again I've seen a term that I'm not sure of. So, at the risk of exposing myself for the idiot I am, would someone please explain the meaning and origin of the term, "wife beater?"

    I'm suspecting it's probably derogatory in nature, and refers to the tank-top style of sleeveless T shirts.

    Iz that right? So, how come the name, "wife beater?"

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    Milt Sparks Watch Six

    I just received my Milt Sparks Watch Six IWB holster. Milt Sparks had an 18 week wait so I ordered it through www.lightningarms.com. They had it in stock; took 4 days to get it. Great product, ultra thin. Nice people to do business with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike
    If you "old pharts" don't mind a much younger guy asking a question. . .

    Once again I've seen a term that I'm not sure of. So, at the risk of exposing myself for the idiot I am, would someone please explain the meaning and origin of the term, "wife beater?"

    I'm suspecting it's probably derogatory in nature, and refers to the tank-top style of sleeveless T shirts.

    Iz that right? So, how come the name, "wife beater?"

    mm <---- a very young 1952 model
    Well. I'm a 1942 Model and I don't know what a "Wife Beater" is ????

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    A wife beater is simply a generic white tank top. Common amongst the regulars on "cops". As for the origin I got nothing for you.
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    You have come to the right place if you are wondering about the source of the name "wife beater." As a reference librarian it is my job to find the answers to the strangest questions. I will provide the short answer and the long answer.

    Short answer - "It [the sleeveless tee] officially became known as the "wife-beater" in 1968 when Ike Turner was signed on as a celebrity spokesperson for the line."

    Long answer - http://www.liebography.com/hed/Mesh.htm

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    All-righty, then!!!

    Thanks for the education, George! I didn't know what slippery-slope I was headed down when I recently started wearing the sleeveless T's under my "cover" shirts.

    Glad the term "wife beater" has moved on in the fashion world, and to something I'd not be caught DEAD in!

    Guess I can go back to calling mine "tank tops" or whatever. . .

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    Short answer - "It [the sleeveless tee] officially became known as the "wife-beater" in 1968 when Ike Turner was signed on as a celebrity spokesperson for the line."


    Guess I can go back to calling mine "tank tops" or whatever. . .
    I though "Tank Tops" were women's wear?

    How 'bout "undershirt"? Tooooooo pedestrian?

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    Guess the slang varies with the local.

    To me, sleeveless T shirt was always a tank top, not gender specific.
    Neckless and sleeveless is a "tube top" and definately female.

    In my area, a gopher is a burrowing tortise, but most of the rest of the country sees a gopher as a fur-covered, self-propelled, pop-up target.

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    I've also heard them called "A-shirts," nothing derogatory in that just a style name. Thing is, they really are comfortable and don't bind the shoulders or pull out of the pants as much if you have to reach overhead ... maybe I'll have to go buy more of them.
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    In the summer I just wear a T-shirt under my outter shirt and a wear an extra pair of shorts under my pants.And the most important thing is I only use leather in the hot months no plastic holsters.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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