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Old January 13, 2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Recommendations for pants to use with ankle carry

I'm on the lookout for pants to use with ankle carry; in particular:
  • wide lower openings
  • adjustable waistband
  • would accommodate a 1.5" belt
  • worn with shoes, typically not boots
  • though I work out of my home office, I need something that will qualify as "office casual" when I have to travel to the mother ship - chinos are fine, denim or jeans are not. Cargo pants will depend on the material.
Currently I wear Lands End relaxed fit chinos; they meet most of my requirements, but they have have narrow belt loops (they barely fit my 1.25" ranger style belt because of the end cap thickness). I can stick with them if necessary, but I am looking for alternatives.

I've looked at the 5.11 TDUs, but the mention of "blousing straps" concerns me; I'm not sure how much room they would have around the ankles, particularly for a larger ankle gun.

Any thoughts?
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Old January 14, 2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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Woolrich elite discreet pants (no side cargo pocket)


Eotac discreet pants (no side cargo pocket)

Woolrich used to make a version of the "discreet" pants that did not have hidden/zippered side pockets in them. They are no longer in production but are available here:

(I just ordered two more pairs. I really like them)
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Old January 14, 2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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You need a time machine. Go back to the '70s and you'll find lots of bell bottomed pants with wide belt loops that will fit the bill.
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Old January 14, 2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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This company has a lot of high quality pants that might work for you.
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Old January 15, 2011, 06:46 PM   #5
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Ah yes the 60-70's come to what little mind is left, bell bottoms.
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