Tux fitting. CCW friendly

Tux fitting. CCW friendly

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    Tux fitting. CCW friendly

    So I had to get a tux fitting for a friends wedding. I was halfway tempted to leave my weapon in the car but decided not to. Now I haven't been fitted for a tux since I was in high school (many many moons ago) so I couldn't remember what to expect.

    So I'm standing in the middle of the store and the guy is measuring me. He goes for my waist and he's above my rig so I'm not worried, but I ask him to give me a little room for what's on my belt. Puzzled he measures again and this time he realizes what he's measuring for. He just smiled and jokingly asked if he needed to check my permit. No hassles no unfounded fears. Not to plug the store for advertising but if you need fitted for anything the Mens Warehouse in the South Hills Village mall (South of Pittsburgh PA) is CCW friendly.
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    Another satisfied customer...

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...mens+wearhouse

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    I shop TMW and Nordstroms exclusively -- I have never had an issue, not even at the Nordstroms location inside a mall that prohibits weapons...

    TMW has the best fitted shirts for lanky guys too. Jos. A Banks is pretty doggoned friendly toward CCW too.
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    good to know
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    You know tuxs don't have belts, right?

    I had to go to ankle carry for my brother's wedding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    You know tuxs don't have belts, right?

    I had to go to ankle carry for my brother's wedding.

    Its been so long I didn't remember that. I guess I'll have to find an ankle rig. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    You know tuxs don't have belts, right?

    I had to go to ankle carry for my brother's wedding.
    Or add some velcro to the cummerbund, with half an Uncle Mike's setup and - voila! - a formal belly band!


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    I had a pretty good experience at the S&K Menswear near me, the lady that measured me carries a G26. And now I KNOW that my P7 will conceal well under my suit.

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    JD has had success at other locations as well. The Men's Warehouse tailor in PA where we used to live was measuring him up and hit his gun and asked him if he could remove his pager or cell phone or whatever it was.

    JD just kind of groaned and said, "It's not a pager or cell phone."

    The guy looked at him funny for a second than said, "Ahh, not to worry, sir, we have detectives and plain-clothes officers in here all the time. We can work around it."

    I guess if you are going to be in the business of tailoring suits you are going to run into SOMEONE carrying a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    You know tuxs don't have belts, right?

    I had to go to ankle carry for my brother's wedding.
    I didn't know that. Last time I was in a tux, I just used my normal Beltman belt with a CTAC on it. The beltloops on the pants weren't made for an inch and a half wide belt, but it worked fine after a little convincing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpmiv View Post
    Its been so long I didn't remember that. I guess I'll have to find an ankle rig. Thanks for the heads up.
    might wanna go back in there because now the waist will be to big...

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    I too was just fitted at a Men's Warehouse with my J-frame in a Crossbreed. But no belts...hmm...what am I to do now. My friends wedding is in VA and my MI permit covers me there. Maybe hope the tux has big pockets?? I was planning on tucking.
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    there is always the shoulder holster...
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    I too was just fitted at a Men's Warehouse with my J-frame in a Crossbreed. But no belts...hmm...what am I to do now. My friends wedding is in VA and my MI permit covers me there. Maybe hope the tux has big pockets?? I was planning on tucking.
    May look into something like this... Very comfortable! I've gone through 2 of them over the years. The velcro retention strap is totally removable if you don't need to use it. (Unless you're bungee jumping, probably don't need it. Pretty snug fit without) You can order it here.





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    I went to a clothing store in Gainesville...hadn't intended to enter, but spotted something I was interested in...
    When the guy went to measure me he saw the sidearm and asked me if I 'was a cop or something'...I nodded, smiled, and responded, "Or something!"

    He smiled back and said, "That's cool!" Nothing more was made of it.

    Stay armed...or something...stay safe!
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