Waiting list growing for 'tactical chic' pants

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.


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