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Not when I'm out and about. Colorado has open carry, so even if I printed or my pistol grip happened to poke out from under my shirt, it wouldn't be a major issue. However, work has a "guns bad" policy, so it's got to be iwb where I can tuck my shirt over, lest I risk losing gainful employment.
I will put in another plug for Wrangler jeans. I bought the Riggs Workwear jeans and pleasantly found out that that they have a very generous seat. The zipper fly is about 1.5" longer than standard jeans. The 5th accessory pocket is large enough to swallow most of a Ruger LCP pistol so most mags will hide pretty well. At $35 locally they are a bargain.
Conservative, Gun-Toting, Backwoods, College Educated, Hetrosexual, Male
The current style in a lot of jeans is a lower "rise"; i. e., the pants sit lower - slightly below the waist. The weight of a sidearm will pull them uncomfortably low. You'd correct this by pulling them up considerably and tightening the belt a lot. This sounds a bit like OP's problem. Taking care to find pants with a normal rise will certainly help. I'm pretty sure the relaxed fit Wranglers fill this bill. Levis 501 and 505's do, too, but they aren't relaxed fit.
Never let anything mechanical know that you're in a hurry.
I wear old school Dockers. The pleated type are most comfortable. With the right belt, I can IWB carry a full sized pistol with minimal bulging. I find these pants at Goodwill and other thrift stores. They work great for me and only broadcast that I'm just another "tired old guy".
"Fiel pero desdichado"
Loyal but unfortunate.
family Motto of Winston Churchill
Duluth Trading Firehose Stretch khakis and chino's are great for office or field use.
I don't train to fight some street urchin, I train to fight the evil version of myself, and that person scares me, because I know the time I put into my training on how to beat him.
If your job is important to you and it is relatively safe environment I would consider leaving pistol in vehicle. Maybe use a clip on holster and leave both holster and gun in vehicle. Or better yet put in quick access lock box when you leave home. Putting in lockbox when arrive at work may result in people observing you. Of course if park vehicle in bad area with strong potential of break in that is another factor. Good luck.
I don't have a problem with my jeans bunching up but I have some that have deeper pockets so stuff some paper towels in the bottom of the pocket to keep my pocket carry gun and holster just under the lip of the pocket. I have found that the less pocket material at the top the easier it is to draw the LCP out of the pocket.
Wrangler works for moi.
Lots of choices.
Sometimes "large" is insufficient, and "Extra Large" is too capacious.
What is needed is a "Large +" or an "extra large -".
Armed And Harmless
Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
- - Sir Winston Churchill, 1941
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
Having said that, my job is important to me as it is my way of providing for my family. The wages are moderate for my city and benefits are decent, with relatively stress-free work. However, if it came to me losing my job for protecting myself and ensuring I made it home to my family, it wouldn't be a big loss. There's always another job out there if you look. I do not, however, wish to speed that up by making it obvious and getting called out for it. I haven't had much of an issue with concealment, it's been more of a mild discomfort I was looking to remedy.
gungnir333 Finding the rights pants can be as simple as going to a few shops and tring some on . You understand the term - trial & error and its all on YOU to find what works for you . Now go start at a tractor supply as they sell a number of brands to try out . Now what you carry and how or should you or should you not carry at work is all on you to deal with too . Most brands sell short rise pretty boys pants and real man pants so you got try some one !!