View Full Version : Where do I buy a good vest?

April 1, 2002, 10:59 AM
I would like to know where I could buy a good quality concealed carry vest suitable for one who dresses light and doesn't care too much for the Mr. Furley/Marshall Dillon look. It needs to be a low-key, low-print, semi-casual piece of clothing with at least two inner pockets and a design such that allows for a quick draw.

Anything come to mind?

Kentucky Rifle
April 1, 2002, 03:34 PM
One came from Banana Republic, but it has no inside pockets. Covers a belt holster though. The other is a "photographer's vest" from LL Bean. The Bean vest is a little longer, has more pockets, and is made better. I think it has a couple of inner pockets. However, I use both of these vests to cover belt holsters...I probably don't fool "gun people", but the average Joe doesn't suspect a thing.


Jim V
April 1, 2002, 06:24 PM
You might want to check this thread:


April 1, 2002, 09:44 PM
Lately I have been using lightweight "outdoor" type vest, which I have purchased from online discounters such as Sierra Trading Post ( www.sierratradingpost.com/prod_list_display.asp?dept%5Fid=L2%7E207&dept%5Fname%5Fp=Men%27s+Clothing&mscssid=00000000000000000000000001845570 )

The quality is very good, they don't scream CCW, and the vests are often heavily discounted.

April 2, 2002, 02:14 AM
Smith & Alexander have nice lightweight vests in several colors and many sizes at http://www.smithandalexander.com/apparel.html

Check it out. Fast service. Nice people. I have two. Lightest weight for summer heat. :)

April 2, 2002, 10:30 AM
Check out Coronado Leathers.
They make some nice looking leathers with bulit-in carry compartments. They will custom build to your size, if you are not the 'off-the-rack' dimensions. They have several vest styles to choose from. Also, other types of outer garments are available, all with carry capacity.www.coronadoleather.com

April 2, 2002, 07:26 PM
Check out the Cabela's line..Ihave one and think the price was $49.00

April 3, 2002, 11:14 PM
I think Coronado Leather is your best option.