Been about that long for me too . Look at Latin / Island square tail shirts , polo shirts and some T shirts that are cut fuller like Carhartt Delmont label makes IWB easy . I used a MTAC iwb holster for 17 years warn at 3:00 adjusted for a high carry position and my arm aids with concealment too , I am 5-9 210lbs and can carry a commander m&p 4.25 full size or a P320c under one lay only , The P320c with a compact x series grips smaller still and I can get by with only the carhartt T so a smaller compact or sub compact double stacks are a breeze . You just have to start somewhere . It is different for most all of use and one holster that works great for me may not for you so buy something very adjustable .
Retired IWB at 4 with untucked shirt. But even before I retired I was business casual most of the time and could wear Hawaiian shirts or other shirts designed to be worn untucked. For a more formal dress code I'd pocket carry.
If I'm not pocket carrying, its OWB with an untucked shirt. I have one gun that works IWB, but I haven't carried it in years. I have to buy shirts with extra long tails. So they conceal better anyway. An untucked shirt is one of the few ways my wife knows I'm carrying. I'm normally a tucked in guy.DR
I really don't want to be saddled with stunted, lightweight runty pistolas. I'd be mad at myself if I did have to use a handgun defensively and couldn't muster anything more substantial than the popular small, short-barreled handguns. Maybe it's an insecurity thing. Some of the compact, small tribe live around here, but just can't take them seriously.
Summertime around our small town I occasionally dress like this around a full sized 1911 (in these photos) or a 4-inch Smith & Wesson K-Frame carried IWB.
Holster worn in above photos.
The 4-inch K-Frame Smith & Wesson with its IWB holster choice.
Most often, when seriously out and about anywhere, whether summer or winter, a concealing sport coat or blazer worn over the same handguns in OWB holsters is the way I dress. It's certain that most won't want to dress around the sport coat, but a lot can be concealed beneath it and with good, un-fumble-y draw access.
Caught in a sudden rain, vacationing in Maine a few years back. Sun was shining when we parked the car and struck out for the lighthouse nearly a mile out. It clouded over before we'd fairly gotten started.
Holster is a Bucheimer Federal Man. We were fairly well drenched by the time this photo was taken, the umbrellas flimsy and useless against the stiff breeze.
OK, so it was a lark, carrying a vintage Colt Single Action Army on this occasion, but I was only running around locally in small town Texas.
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