HOUSTON There was once a time when you didn t have to hide your gun. Those days are over.
Fashion has gone in a different direction and with it, how gun owners conceal.
The term is tactical chic. The latest designer is a Houston police officer, named Brian Hoffner.
Earlier this month, KHOU 11 News showed you his latest invention: pants specially designed to hide a concealed weapon. Since the story aired, dozens of people have joined waiting lists at C&G Wholesale stores in Houston and Dallas.
Michele Skees manages the Houston location and says customers are willing to shell out $150 per pair.
It s well spent, Skees said. Your life is very important and you can t put a price tag on that.
She also points out that Hoffner is not the only tactical chic designer, either.
A California-based company called 5.11 makes shirts. Woolrich, well known in colder climates, makes its own tactical pant. Under Armour now has a tactical line, too.