Shirt Pattern Concealment

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by vytoland, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. vytoland

    vytoland New Member

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    which type of NON Hawaiian shirt pattern would offer the most concealment for CCW using an OWB holster?

    solids?, stripes?, plaids?, other?
  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 New Member

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    In my experience, anything other than a solid color will conceal well.
  3. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

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    Tie dyed?
    Seriously any pattern on a loose fitting shirt should suffice
  4. Bubblehead

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    For IWB, it depends on the holster. My Crossbreed holds my pistol nice and tight to my body. On the other hand, my Milt Sparks tends to stick out more. With the Crossbreed I can conceal it under a white t-shirt but I need something more with the MS.

    For OWB, I would generally agree with Piney. Find a pattern that's not a solid. Also consider at least a medium weight fabric. A longer shirt tail would be helpful too.

    John
  5. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    i normally wear solid colors and conceal pretty well in an owb holster but i would think plaid would be the best. besides.. a plaid shirt screams axe instead of gun
  6. graehaven

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    Dark solids hide the best.
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    thats normally what i wear graehaven, dark solids
  8. graehaven

    graehaven Active Member

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    Now that's funny! :D
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    Now thats funny.

    I normally wear solids when I don't have my Hawaiian one on of course and with the Supertuck I don't get printing even though I carry a revolver.
  10. GunsForSale.com

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    For me, dark colors (black, navy blue, etc.) work the best. Some type of pattern is helpful, but I found that the pattern doesn't have to be obvious. I've got several polos that have a more visible knit than others. The knit pattern is enough to make concealment noticeably better. It's subtle, but it works.

    As Bubblehead said, go with longer shirttails for an OWB carry.
  11. steve666

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    Loose fitting, dark color, heavier weight fabric are more important. Stripes generally don't work all that well. A dark, short sleeved, shirt worn open over a tee shirt works wonders:
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