Luckily the transition into the fall season has been somewhat mild which means I can hold off on breaking out the layers (which will be perfect for concealed carry) for another couple of weeks. It gave me the opportunity to wear one of the the tops I picked up during the #NSale. The plaid print and tie-front hem is such a great combination to hide any printing. The tie front creates a small "pocket" so-to-speak around the front of the waist that the gun can sit behind. Because of this I opted to carry my full-size HK VP9. Since it's the gun I'm most comfortable and my favorite, it's the one I try to carry when possible. A lot of people will scoff at carrying a full-size saying that it's not comfortable, doesn't conceal well, etc. but what I've learned is you have to try and see what works for you. Sure, my Glock 43 would be more comfortable but I also want to know what I can wear with my HK VP9 that will conceal it well. I opted to wear my high-waisted jeans with this top to set the gun a bit higher on my waist. This top paired with my normal mid-rise jeans wouldn't have worked as the hem sat at the top of the belt. Any normal movements would've exposed the gun.
While this plaid top is specifically made with a tie-front you can easily create the tie-front using any button-down shirt you have in your closet. Leave the last one or two buttons unbuttoned and tie the two sides of the shirt together. You'll have to do some adjusting with how tight or high you want the knot but you can still achieve this same effect, which is a great concealed carry option.