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Company Offers Concealed Weapon Fashions

WOOLRICH, Pa., (UPI) — A 182-year-old clothing company in Pennsylvania has added a new feature to its latest chino pants — a hidden pocket for a handgun.

Woolrich, a company with headquarters in the Pennsylvania town of the same name, introduced its $65 chino pants recently for “the fashion-aware gun owner.”

“This pant is ideal for situations where discretion is important,” the Woolrich Web site states. “The Elite Concealed Carry Chino has the clean profile of a standard pair of pants with no external cargo or utility pocketing but offers the added advantage of a hidden chamber pocket strategically constructed to reduce printing.”

That would be a pocket hidden behind the traditional front pocket for easy and stealthy handgun storage.

The chinos are the latest addition to the Woolrich Elite Concealed Carry line, which includes both pants and shirts. The clothing items were inspired by the 7 million people who held concealed carry permits last year, a rise from the 5 million in 2008 partially attributable to the loosening of state laws.

The shirts offered by Woolrich feature side slits with Velcro that allow the wearer quick access to a waistband holster.

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