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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:11 pm

Generally speaking, I try to order whatever color of brown leather is available. In some cases, me being left-handed, the manufacturer in question offered the right handed version in brown, black, whatever, but the left-handed version in black only. So, I've ended up owning a couple of black holsters here and there. But no, I don't worry about it.

I do have a nice custom made holster with Ostrich trim that happens to match my Lucchese boots that have Ostrich trim and the same basic leather colors, but that is a happy accident, and neither match my belt. My primary belt (and since I've lost so much weight, currently my only belt) is a shade of tan. I own two other holsters that are similar in color to the belt, but again, that is a happy accident. I have nothing, belt or boots, that matches the cordovan color of a couple of my holsters.

So no, I don't worry about it. I buy good equipment, but it doesn't always match, and I don't care. I'm of an age where I'm allowed to have mismatched socks or forget to zip my fly, and people are just supposed to smile and think t's cute. Anyone who mentions it is just being nasty to the elderly. :evil2:

Also, and even though OC is not my primary carry habit, I figure that either (A) the person who sees my gun will be so agog or freaked out that they won't notice the sartorial faux pas, or (B) the person who sees my gun will be amused to see that grampy is packin'........ and hold the door open for me.
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by Glockedandlocked » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:23 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Glockedandlocked wrote:I must be OCD....
You're not. If you were, you'd have written that as "I must be CDO"..........

(You might have to think about that one for a minute...... :mrgreen: )
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by maverick2076 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:35 pm

Its funny I should see this now. I ordered two sets of custom leather holsters and mag pouches recently (1 for my 1911, 1 for my Glock), and I got shipment notification. I ordered them both in black with brown accents so I could either wear them with black belt and boots or brown belt and boots without having to have different holsters.

With the newness of OC here in Texas, I think it is important that carriers who choose to OC dress and look respectable. For me, that means I won't OC without being clean shaven and at least decently dressed...boots, tucked in shirt, nice holster, etc. I think it conveys a better image of a responsible carrier than flip flops, cut-off shorts, a wife beater and a clipped on ,on size fits most nylon holster. Whether or not it reflects reality, people judge and are judged on appearance, and OC'ers are going to be under a microscope for a while.

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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by cbunt1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:50 pm

mayor wrote:my head hurts.

I didn't read anything about this in "Real Man Rules"
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by SoloXCRacer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:50 pm

Of course you'll never want to wear your white holster after Labor Day.

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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by cbunt1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:34 pm

SoloXCRacer wrote:Of course you'll never want to wear your white holster after Labor Day.
Except to a formal shotgun wedding...
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by jerry_r60 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:48 pm

nyj wrote:Does anyone know where I can find carbon fiber boots to match my holster? :cryin
That made me laugh.


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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by jerry_r60 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:50 pm

Ok all this talk about matching holsters and worried about a brown holster with black shoes. What about the gun. Do I need a stainless one to match my watch. One with brown wooden grips to match my brown shoes. Of course a black one too for the black shoes.


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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by Richbirdhunter » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:56 pm

jerry_r60 wrote:
nyj wrote:Does anyone know where I can find carbon fiber boots to match my holster? :cryin
That made me laugh.

Problem solved http://www.rockyboots.com/rocky-mens-bo ... 11113.html
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:29 pm

SoloXCRacer wrote:Of course you'll never want to wear your white holster after Labor Day.
This keeps getting better! :smilelol5:

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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by txsmiley kf5wre » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:42 pm

And you don,t were sunglass with a cowboy hat..


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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by maverick2076 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:49 am

SoloXCRacer wrote:Of course you'll never want to wear your white holster after Labor Day.

White holsters should only be used for guns that haven't been fired yet...

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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:55 am

1) I think my sense of humor has contributed to creating a monster here.....
2) A white holster goes well with any chrome or nickel plated gun with mother of pearl or ivory grips. Of course, your belt and shoes should also be white.
3) I guess #2 means I'm not repentant about #1 :evil2:
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by GeekwithaGun » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:31 pm

For the ones with better fashion sense:

If my gun is black, my holster is saddle tan with black air brushed accents can I where this holster/gun combo with either a black or brown belt?
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Re: Holster color coordination

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Post by Abraham » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Do any of you who're sincerely interested in being gun fashion conscious wear a man-bun?

Get manicures/pedicures?

Are one of the few men you know who has has a degree in "Women Studies"?

Proud to know how to knit?

Constantly put lotion on your dry elbows and think the temperature wherever you go is set to low and need to wear a sweater even in the Texas summer?

Weeeeellll, my friend, go get that operation you've only dreamed of, hand in your man card and give your gun to your Mother who really understands you...

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