I almost always dress business casual whether I'd be carrying or not. Usually a Polo or Button up tucked in with khakis or jeans. I like to look professional and clean.One: How do you dress when you OC. Do you think it is relevant to the way you are treated when you OC?
Yes I think that the way you choose to dress plays a big role in how you are perceived.
Why do you think criminals wear suits and ties to their court appearances?
Yes, but in combination with their attitude and demeanor. Profiling isn't an exact science. There are way too many variables.Two: Do you profile, based upon dress style? As part of our situational awareness we keep an eye out for who the BG is. Do how folks dress determine what threat category you place them in?
Clothes don't make somebody a threat. It is an indicator that maybe this person needs further attention. Just like Mercop's thread about things that should draw our attention.Three: If so how do those you ID as threats dress? Be as specific as possible.
Things that draw my attention are: Really old clothing, Clothing that is way oversized, Pants around ones knees, Sloppy appearance, Tattered clothing, and Dirty Shoes (This is a big one believe it or not. My old boss told me that while looking for shoplifters look at their shoes. If they have really dirty shoes on chances are they are going to steal. And it turned out to be true most of the time.)
You can even go beyond clothing to look at physical appearance. Unkept hair, signs of drug use, dirty finger nails, nervousness, paranoia.
Go on youtube and look up security tapes of robberies for more examples.
We can't be afraid to profile just because its not "Politially Correct".
Its not Politically Correct to carry a gun either.