This is a discussion on CCW Apparal? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I wanted to ask some of you that carry on a daily basis...did you make any clothing changes since you started carrying....did you find that ...
May 14th, 2007 10:04 PM
I wanted to ask some of you that carry on a daily basis...did you make any clothing changes since you started carrying....did you find that some shirts concealed better than others? I've always been a tshirt kind of guy, but i've been thinking of switching to button downs for casual wear. I'm not a small guy so I think my options are limited, especially in the summer....any suggestions?
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May 14th, 2007 10:04 PM
May 14th, 2007 10:08 PM
T-shirts and jeans. Fads change, I don't.
I have found that darker tshirts work better. White or grey are the worst. So blacks and dark blues are it for me.
May 14th, 2007 10:10 PM
I spend a lot of time in clothes suitable for construction, not too smart and lots of belt bulges and pocketed stuff. I don't worry about printing as much as flashing, but open carry is here in TN anyway.
That said I steer clear of shirts that aren't a square hem around the waist, if I'm wearing a shirt out of my pants and it has those cutouts either side then it will display my holster.
Other than that I don't change a thing.
Oh, except I bought a far better belt, the belt is everything.
May 14th, 2007 10:10 PM
Polos work decent too. Or slightly oversized t shirts. Usually with a underarmor shirt as a base layer to protect against chafing. Some style changes were needed, but luckily I can dress somewhat trendy as I am not THAT old.
Cover vests work, depending on what you wear and your location.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
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May 14th, 2007 10:19 PM
My closet is not summer/winter...ranther...it is 190#/200#/210#...just shorts and T-shirts...it is FL you know!
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May 14th, 2007 10:23 PM
I either wear an over size Tee-shirt or a Dickies short sleeve work shirt unbuttoned. If I am in shorts, then the Tee-shirt and if I am jeans, then the Dickies work shirt. I look just like every body else in the area. YOU are a lot more aware than the rest of the world.
May 14th, 2007 11:13 PM
jeans & T-shirt here too. large is just big enough for me to avoid obvious printing say about 85% (IWB or good leather OWB). larger sizes should do the trick fully. gfmun is right. you're more aware than anyone else.
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May 15th, 2007 01:32 AM
Pretty much the same here. Jeans and T shirts. IWB works well.
May 15th, 2007 02:40 AM
Since I had my stroke I have started wearing long-sleeved under armour shirts all the time, bumping into anything colder than me hurts like hell on one side if its not covered. Since I've had to start wearing long sleeves, I've decided just to start wearing button down dress shirts with a tuckable IWB for ccw.
Yes, I had a stroke @ 30.
May 15th, 2007 04:24 AM
May 15th, 2007 10:14 AM
I almost always wear a t-shirt under either a untucked polo or a "sports shirt" think Hawaiian/bowling shirts. Both my EDC holsters are tuckable so I can wear a dress shirt if needed.
I need to get an underarmor t-shirt so i can wear just a plain T-Shirt and shorts.....
May 15th, 2007 11:17 AM
Clothes with prints or patterns on them work very well for concealing bulges and printing. Of course, shirts that are longer help when you are reaching over your head for something.
For summer a nice tank top with a light patterned flowery (I'm a girl, I can wear flowers) shirt over top looks good.
I didn't change a lot of my wardrobe, just added a few things to it.
May 15th, 2007 11:24 AM
My pants are 1" bigger for IWB and I buy large shirts instead of medium now. I also go untucked a lot more than I used too. I also love my Hawaiian shirts!
No white socks and sandals though.
May 15th, 2007 07:56 PM
Pants / Shorts with deep pockets
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May 15th, 2007 09:18 PM
T-shirt and jeans when off duty, slacks and dress shirts (tucked in) when on duty. Rarely......VERY rarely, I'll put on a monkey suit, but it hate the idea of even puttin on a Brooks Brothers.
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