I picked up this moto jacket at Old Navy last year and it’s been a great layering piece especially during the winter. I can still throw my big parka jacket over it for those brutally cold days. I love that it hits right at the waist, right where I carry my self-defense tool because it disguises any bulge or printing and allows me to carry a bigger framed firearm if I choose. While my HKVP9SK is a sub-compact, the overall frame is thicker than my Glock 43 so it’s even more important to have clothing items that will help conceal it easier. This moto jacket is also going to come in handy as the weather transitions into Spring, which I can’t wait for.
I get asked a lot what makes me decide which gun I want to carry and it really boils down to what I’m wearing. In the summer, concealing my Glock 43 is easier because it’s smaller but I prefer my HKVP9SK as it’s just a favorite gun of mine and also because of the higher magazine capacity. I talk more about why I prefer one over the other in this post. For the most part though, the extra layers of colder weather makes concealing my HKVP9SK easier.
— Concealed Carry Tip —
When you decide to carry a self-defense tool, whether it be a firearm or something else like a TASER or pepper spray, carry whatever you feel comfortable carrying. If for you that’s a full-size firearm than so be it. Don’t let anyone tell you that what you are carrying is “too big” or is “not a good tool.” If you can conceal it in manner that works for you and so long as you have trained with it and are confident in using it, then the defense tool you choose is your choice. In the end, you are the one that may have to use it, not someone else.
— Outfit Details —
Shop exact (when still available) and budget-friendly items that are similar/inspired-by pieces from this look that are less than $100.
Jacket: Old Navy | Shirt: Banana Republic | Jeans: AG Jeans | Shoes: Dior ‘Wildior’ Boots | Bag: Proenza Schouler ‘PS1’ Satchel | Lipstick: Tarte Tarteist Matte Lip Paint in Cheerleader