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Conceal In Style

April 27, 2012 by  

Conceal In Style
WOOLRICHLITE.COM
Woolrich’s concealed carry chino pants.

If you carry a concealed firearm, you know that sometimes it can be difficult to remain inconspicuously armed in your everyday clothing.

Sometimes a holster is not an option and can’t be easily concealed.

Iconic clothier Woolrich, realizing this problem, has designed a pair of $65 chino pants that have the clean profile of a standard pair of pants with no external cargo or utility pocketing, but offer the added advantage of a hidden chamber pocket strategically placed for weapons concealment.

The New York Times reports that the company is not alone in creating innovative clothing options for individuals who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights every day, and demand for concealed carry garments for daily wear is on the rise.

The Times reports:

Carriers of concealed guns say the new options are a departure from the law enforcement and military look, known as “tactical,” long favored by gun owners.

The latest styles, by contrast, are called “concealed carry” or “covert fashion.”…

…companies are rushing to meet the demand for concealed-carry clothing. Under Armour, best known for its sports and action gear, will be adding a jacket and a plaid shirt with Velcro pockets for easy gun access.

Increased demand for these types of products could be a good sign for gun rights activists, as it may mean gun ownership for protection is growing in popularity.

Reports indicate that in recent years, gun sales are on the rise. According to figures released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, gun sales jumped from $19 billion in 2008 to $31 billion in 2011. The FBI’s figures show more than 14-million criminal background checks requested for firearms purchases in 2010 and that number has grown. Employment in the firearms industry jumped 30 percent in the same three years.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Sirian

    Good article Sam but you forgot the wide variety of purses for women that have a special internal pocket for their gun. Well constructed, durable and they can sure get to their gun fast – my wife really likes hers. HA, just wait, the girls may even sway the name brands enough and be able to get a Couche, Dooney-Burke and best of all (sure) Louie Vitton. . . :)

  • James Andrews

    I want a pair of these pants!

  • mary jaffe

    Oh boy , now we won’t know to avoid the nuts who are walking the streets. dumb idea,

    • archangel

      actually you are wrong, just look for people wearing obama t shirts, gang bangers, or the protestors for 1 pcters… and also just look in the mirror. The amount of crime commited by those with ccw is so small it is not even a blip on the radar. the real cretins dont bother to get a ccw and most could not get one due to thier police record. Try changing your last name to gaffe as you and biden are hand in hand for stupid remarks

      • Kinetic1

        archangel,
        I understand your point (hard to miss when clubbed over the head with it) but as with many gun related issues this is a double edged sword. I doubt clothing stores will be required to see a ccw permit before selling these pants, so criminals will also benefit from the ability to carry without being so obvious. No, I’m not suggesting that criminals wouldn’t find a way anyway (after all, baggy pants are now the norm) nor am I suggesting that we should ignore the desires of the fashion conscious among the gun toting set. It’s just a little disconcerting that we are making it easier to sneak a gun into almost any situation.

      • CZ52

        “It’s just a little disconcerting that we are making it easier to sneak a gun into almost any situation.”

        These pants do not make iot any easier to sneak a gun into any situation. I can take a 45ACP firearm anywhere I want now as long as there are no metal detectors or people frisking me.

    • Mark-Edward

      Troll. Move to a communist country where you belong. Maybe we should all walk around naked so nobody could hide any form of weapon? When is the last time ANYBODY here or anybody you know EVER encountered a situation where a gun was “sneaked in”? If you are that one rare case, don’t you now wish you had these pants and a hidden gun yourself?! Maybe all Americans should have a remote detonated kill switch implanted when they are issued their socialist security number at birth. That would keep us safe. Safety is more imortant than freedom, after all.

    • JUKEBOX

      Did you happen to look in the mirror this morning & see a nut case?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rocky.justice1 Rocky Justice

    511 have had these pants on the market for years… What’s the big deal copying is not innovation.

  • cynicac

    This is nice but I still think the Br4a Nolster is awy cool. Gives new meaning to “stacked & Packed”.

  • cynicac

    …make that Bra Holster is way cool…why’d I bother giving up drinking?

  • Buck

    The sheepdogs are armed , the wolves are armed , the sheeple are not , maybe more people are awakening .

    • Joe H

      If you want to see more of this type clothing, go to the NRA store. they have a catalogue they will send out to any who request it, but I think you have to be a member to buy.

  • http://Comcast JimBob

    Like any red-blooded American male, I’d like to get into those pants.

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