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Old August 8, 2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Shirt Pattern Concealment

which of these shirt patterns would offer the most concealment?
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Old August 8, 2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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i don't think it matters THAT much... anything dark, preferably black.
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Old August 8, 2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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BBBBB.jpg Totally invisible.

DDDDD.jpg may have the lowest contrast, (as in the other patterns may hide a carry a little better) but alot of this is going to be a function of the background, where you're carrying, how you wear the shirt and any bulges.
Interesting question.

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Old August 8, 2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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VERY broad question!!!

Concealment where??? in the city, jungle under water????????? At night during the day or just general hiding from someone.

There are a lot of varibles that could be considered.

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Old August 8, 2010, 09:34 PM   #5
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The second would be best of the three, but a random pattern like hawaiian or other prints would break up outlines the best.
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Old August 9, 2010, 07:17 AM   #6
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From my standpoint, the patterns look good, . . . but they seemed to be very thin material.

Thin material, . . . ON ME, . . . tends to sometimes hang on the butt end of my 1911, . . . looking like I have something weird growing upward out of my hip.

I prefer heavier material, . . . but that is more personal preference maybe. They seem to hang straighter.

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Old August 9, 2010, 12:55 PM   #7
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Dwight 55-Thin material, . . . ON ME, . . . tends to sometimes hang on the butt end of my 1911, . . . looking like I have something weird growing upward out of my hip.

Hahahaha. Thats funny I know exactly what you mean. To the OP all those shirts look sufficient to cover most firearms. That is the type of shirt I'm usually wearing when carrying. I like the short sleeves in summer but it still conceals and is comfortable. I agree you might need a little heaver material like Dwight said. An occasional snag with my S&W1911 occurs as well. Still, lighter material conceals well for me also. Im 5' 8" 170lbs but can conceal a full size 1911 well, go figure. I guess you just cant beat single stacks.
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Old August 10, 2010, 01:28 PM   #8
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Also depends on how much belly is in the shirt..
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Old August 10, 2010, 02:21 PM   #9
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I think the 1st two would probably do a little better job.

But, my belief is the clothes used for CC should help you blend in to the crowd.

For example:

In Sc where I live beach and golf wear are very common. So, polos & beach shirts are fine in most places.
But,
some places that you may go, people will be wearing more "casual" wear in "muted" tones. In a case like that, you go with clothes that will help you blend in.

The point being: "Try to blend in; NOT stand out."
just my .o2c
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Old August 10, 2010, 03:15 PM   #10
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I'd think that a hawaian style would work good. Or a stiff wool style shirt.
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Old August 11, 2010, 03:34 PM   #11
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None of the above.

Straight lines reveal underlying objects.
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Old August 12, 2010, 11:46 AM   #12
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The plaid style works best. When I wear something with that pattern it seems to really help.
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Old August 12, 2010, 12:48 PM   #13
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I think the vertical stripes would work pretty well.
any changes in the pattern are likely to confuse more than anything.
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Old August 12, 2010, 01:15 PM   #14
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Straight lines reveal underlying objects. --quote from above..

Yea, I kinda forgot that. Remember when there was a homeconing queen contest. The one in the strips won...by a big margin.
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