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How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole range of men need to think about: police detectives, security guards, entrepreneurs in dangerous countries, and even your average American civilian who prefers to be armed.

“Concealed carry” exists for a number of reasons. When you’re doing it, you want to be living up to both parts of the phrase: you want to be carrying, and have access to, a firearm, and you want it to be discreetly hidden until such time as you need it.
This popped up on the radar and I thought some of you might like it

The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry | The Art of Manliness
 
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Got to the part about "talk to your tailor"...My tailor stops by and picks up my jeans when they are on sale, and grabs a shirt or two to coordinate...lol
 

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just an FYI I hear the men's whse will taylor a suit around your gun if you bring it in with you and wear it at the fitting
 

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just an FYI I hear the men's whse will taylor a suit around your gun if you bring it in with you and wear it at the fitting
I know some of them will do that...I don't wear a suit enough for that..In fact, honestly...I pretty much run from them. Good plan for those that like to dress, though...
 

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Got to the part about "talk to your tailor"...My tailor stops by and picks up my jeans when they are on sale, and grabs a shirt or two to coordinate...lol
I will say this, though...My wife is great about keeping me in line as to not "printing"...
 

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Good article, thanks. As far as the photographers vest, the term I hear mostly for that is "the shoot me vest".
 
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Good article, thanks. As far as the photographers vest, the term I hear mostly for that is "the shoot me vest".
any time I see someone wearing one, I find it rather odd because most of the time it seems out of place
 

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any time I see someone wearing one, I find it rather odd because most of the time it seems out of place
yeh...nobody wears them anymore actually believing that they're "fooling" anyone...they wear them now just to meet minimal requirements for CC...To me, it screams..."shoot me first, I've got a gun", as texcowboy said...
 

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the fhoto vest comes in at #4



We offer this list to help you think about how to minimize the chance that other people know that you’re carrying a gun. Here’s a few things we see out there in the land of malls and 7-11′s…

1.The Hip Checker. Humans aren’t designed with a natural hand rest bolted on to the side of our midsection. Even those of us who are working hard to develop a bit of a spare tire have more of a hip curve rather than a flat shelf capable of supporting lazy hands. If you see someone constantly resting their hand on something just a tad above the beltline, odds are good that they’re checking the position of their gun in either an inside the waistband, or outside the waistband, holster. Either that or they’re catching themselves just before scratching their backside in public.

2.The Pocket Pool Player. If you notice small children running frightened from someone walking around with their hand in their front pocket, their intentions may not be as inappropriate as you think. If you’re using a front pocket holster for a small revolver or pocket-sized semi-auto pistol, it sure if tempting to reach in there once and a while and play with it. The pistol, not the gun.

3.The Combat Fanny Pack Ninja. While one would expect to see lots of ever-so-slightly portly folks wearing fanny packs at someplace like Disney World, it’s not something you see quite as frequently in everyday life. I rarely see folks sporting a Princess Jasmine fanny pack at places like Lowe’s, Home Depot or the Nascar National Museum. When I do, I’ll betcha they’re packing a fanny pack cannon.

4.The Phake Photographer. There are plenty of jokes about people who wear those big photographers vests to cover up a belt-mounted gun. All kidding aside, those vests do make a pretty good carry garment. Lots of pockets for gear and extra magazines. Plus, the weight of the pockets-o-plenty garment helps to keep things covered up while you’re moving around. In reality, most non-gun people won’t think twice about someone wearing that type of clothing. Other than mumbling “geek” beneath their breath. Moral of the story? Look for the camera and press badge to see if they are shootin’ photos or guns.

5.Modest Ankles Man. This type of concealed carrier is much, much easier to spot if the ankle holster user is wearing shorts. If Bermuda shorts aren’t in play, look for that person who’s nervous about crossing their legs while sitting down. Or the one who’s constantly adjusting the crease of their trousers on just one leg. Pants have a nasty tendency to ride up and show those ankles when sitting.

6.The Non-Committal Hugger. Ever had anyone give you that typical social hug with only one arm? Did they hug you from the side? No cheap thrills from a full torso grab even if your hugger had a crush on you in 6th grade? That person might have been carrying a gun. Or perhaps they have a rare case of aphephobia. Or perhaps haphephobia.

7.The Lead Purse Shuffler. If you see a lady constantly shifting her purse from left to right and back, while furiously popping Advils from a Wonder Woman Pez Dispenser, she might have some extra weight in there. Perhaps a Springfield Armory TRP 1911 with a couple of extra magazines?

8.The Hunchback of the Mall. The namesake for the hunchback really had more of a shoulder bump. Ours has their lump right above the waistline because they’re carrying a small of back holster. It’s a tough one to spot – until they bend over forwards and expose their carry, carry hump.
from: Concealed Carry Shooting Tip: 8 Ways To Spot Someone Carrying A Concealed Gun
 
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