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  • Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    25,842
    I don't even want to know how you plan to conceal... if that's the plan. :eek:
    Took a second for both meanings to sink in :) .

    But that actually leads in to a joke/ not joke .

    Q : How do you hide an ankle holster wearing shorts ?
    A: It's easy , just have your ( private parts ) hanging out of your shorts . Nobody will look at your ankles then .
     

    Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    25,842
    I was so happy to discover 5.11 pants; finally I had pockets for everything I wanted to carry. Now I discover that they make me a marked man because tacticool. I don't know if I can give them up to be a grey man; hell, whatever isn't already grey on me is pink.
    The Tru Spec tactical pants don't scream " Undercover Fed " like the 5.11 , but still have a plentitude of pockets .
     

    welder516

    Deplorable Welder
    MDS Supporter
    Jun 8, 2013
    22,460
    Underground Bunker
    I don’t dress like a cop or Fed , I want to look like any other dough-wad walking around. They will start shooting you 5.11 guys first.
     

    River02

    One Ping Only...
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 19, 2015
    2,233
    Mid-Maryland
    I don't think the the 5.11 crowd stands out too much with your average Joe or Jane on the street-- especially depending on the shirt you choose to wear with them. Those of us that watch too many movies or have been in positions to hang around w/ govt. "contractors" are probably over sensitized to the 5.11 style. But cargo pants have been around long enough now to be seen as casual wear for the most part. Hikers, hunters, work-a-day joes who like pockets-- WE look at them differently...probably a case of confirmation bias.
     

    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
    1,952
    SOMD
    Took a second for both meanings to sink in :) .

    But that actually leads in to a joke/ not joke .

    Q : How do you hide an ankle holster wearing shorts ?
    A: It's easy , just have your ( private parts ) hanging out of your shorts . Nobody will look at your ankles then .
    :lol:
     

    TRON 2.0

    Free light cycle rides
    MDS Supporter
    Apr 13, 2011
    131
    PG county
    My issue with a lot of the concealed carry shirts is that they all look similar. They all look like tactical shirts. Soon all you need to do to identify someone with a concealed weapon is look for the people wearing the same shirts…

    I want to find the shirts that blends in and doesn’t look like a tactical shirt. Something that doesn’t have the brand label markings very bold.


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    BurkeM

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 8, 2014
    889
    Baltimore
    Step 1- Any loose-fitting polo shirt works. Any loose-fitting button down collar shirt works.

    Step 2- buy pants that are 1 size larger than your ordinary waist, to fit that 1" to 2" pistol and holster IWB.

    Step 3- The key is a good BELT that can carry/support the weight of holster and handgun without shifting/sliding.
     

    joppaj

    Sheepdog
    Staff member
    Moderator
    Apr 11, 2008
    40,462
    MD
    Step 1- Any loose-fitting polo shirt works. Any loose-fitting button down collar shirt works.
    I'm currently wearing an Eddie Bauer short sleeve, button-up shirt. It says "suburban dad". I can hide a full sized Glock under this thing. Worth recalling that if your shoulders are wider than your waist, you can conceal a gun more easily.
     

    Speed3

    Active Member
    Aug 19, 2011
    7,286
    MD
    It is important to train in all of those situations though.

    Vertx brand (on Amazon also) has some polo shirts that are a bit pricey but are designed for covert IWB carry with a second layer to protect the skin. I have one that I love and is very comfortable but I won't be buying one for every day of the week.
    I have a vertx polo and it very comfy. I try to only buy there stuff with a 25% off coupon.

    The delta stretch pants are amazing, I think I have 6 of them now lol
     

    Name Taken

    Active Member
    Feb 23, 2010
    11,874
    Central
    This is insane and silly. I've carried newly every day for 16 years and never even thought to buy "special" clothes.

    Buy your pants/shorts 1-2 inches larger in the waste and get a very good belt. It is harder to carry OWB in the summer time, so don't. In the fall and winter carry OWB with your jacket over the holster. If you are going somewhere that you expect to take your jacket off, go IWB that day. Semi formal settings requiring a tucked in shirt? That is a bit harder but you can still do it with normal button down shirts but the holster clips are going to show over the belt.

    It is not that hard.
     

    19mace92

    Junior Member
    Aug 2, 2022
    50
    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    This is insane and silly. I've carried newly every day for 16 years and never even thought to buy "special" clothes.

    Buy your pants/shorts 1-2 inches larger in the waste and get a very good belt. It is harder to carry OWB in the summer time, so don't. In the fall and winter carry OWB with your jacket over the holster. If you are going somewhere that you expect to take your jacket off, go IWB that day. Semi formal settings requiring a tucked in shirt? That is a bit harder but you can still do it with normal button down shirts but the holster clips are going to show over the belt.

    It is not that hard.
    Dang, I sure wish you chimed in sooner. Would have saved all of us the time and effort having a discussion about something you already have all the answers for.

    Glad we can all stop now that we have the perfect solution.

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    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
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    Sep 14, 2010
    39,584
    Glen Burnie
    Dang, I sure wish you chimed in sooner. Would have saved all of us the time and effort having a discussion about something you already have all the answers for.

    Glad we can all stop now that we have the perfect solution.

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    Dressing around your pistol with the clothes you have is the perfect solution. Buy whatever you want. The point is special clothes aren't needed.
     

    Reloader

    Active Member
    Oct 23, 2007
    1,233
    Arnold, MD
    This has probably been shared but know matter what clothes you wear, this is the belt!


     

    Afrikeber

    Active Member
    Jan 14, 2013
    3,144
    Urbana, Md.
    I like that belt track concept over the belt holes. I go through belts like candy and really need a belt that lasts. Willing to pay the money for it.
     

    Parry

    Member
    Nov 22, 2020
    173
    Potomac / Bethesda
    These shirts looked like a possible option.

    I actually like these untuckit shirts. I certainly prefer them over the unfitted sloppy and floppy oversized shirts.
     

    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 14, 2010
    39,584
    Glen Burnie
    I like that belt track concept over the belt holes. I go through belts like candy and really need a belt that lasts. Willing to pay the money for it.
    Belts are like leather shoes. Buy at least 2 and rotate them. I have 1 Kore and 4 or 5 Nexbelt. I usually IWB, so I like the Nexbelt. For OWB, I found Kore has a thicker, more durable belt better suited for OWB. Nexbelt is a great non carry belt too.
     

    BrianS

    Member
    Apr 26, 2010
    334
    For those that have been carrying a while... do you wear an undershirt of some sort along with you normal shirt to keep the IWB carry setup from getting all sweaty?
     

    Reloader

    Active Member
    Oct 23, 2007
    1,233
    Arnold, MD
    I'm not a big sweater but I do prefer an undershirt due to my covid spread I have going on...helps keep the gun from digging in my side.
     

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