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I think my P239 and IWB holster swelled up some, too. Frown

It must be the climate change. The Wuflu. Inflation. Shortages.


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I think my P239 and IWB holster swelled up some, too. Frown

It must be the climate change. The Wuflu. Inflation. Shortages.
I opted for a thinner pistol instead of a bigger belt! Big Grin
 
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Might be the reason I see so many "should I go OWB" posts in forums.

In the day, when polyester doubleknits were popular, a lot of us noticed as time went by there seemed to be some shrinkage. And the more you wore them, and washed them, the more they shrank.

This led to a theory on my part that like cotton and wool, polyester shrinks. Which churns the clothing market to buy new items. And you discover that yesteryears fashion is now out - or, as some said, "WTH happened to the leisure suits? I can't find any!"

It seems tall running sox that nearly went over your knees with color stripes disappeared, too, along with the shortest running shorts ever seen in morning formations. Running in the Army was literally an exercise of the blind leading the blind. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

Now it's camp shirts, shorts down to the calf, and flip flops. Year round here, I can guarantee someone will slide into an auto parts store over packed ice, run in skating on the wet floor, and get a set of wiper blades to ask the clerk to install. They wore a hoodie to stay warm. Camp shirt, calf length shorts, flops. When it gets really bad and the SO won't shovel the walk to the car port, then the $250 Keen mountain boots break out. They get about two miles of wear a year.

Some of them are now complaining that they have discovered polyester shrinks. "My XXL fav T shirt is too small!" Well Bruh I don't think TAD is gonna offer a XXXL. Then again the last cop that came in, nvrmnd. I thought it was some kind of force bias thing, cops getting shorter but wider. Now I think it's just picking folks who fit the standard issue sizes.

Polyester shrinks. But wait: This year there are synthetic leather STRETCH BELTS! Problem solved!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gen...Tall-Sizes/437115258

Up to size 52!
 
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Well, it has been more of a retirement thing, and dealing with a sometimes-bad knee, and adapting to a fundamental change in footwear, than anything panic-demic, but I did buy longer belts in 2020/2021. The newer type of shoes are putting less stress on my knees and back, but require gradually re-building strength in my feet. (Orthotics, and shoes that “support” the arches, can divert stress to the knees and back. Fortunately, I have already started wearing belts a little bit tighter, by now.


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Between one thing and another both my gym routine and my diet went clear off the rails in 2021, so, yeah: I'm now at the point where I've just enough room in my 36 in. waist jeans for IWB carry.




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I actually lost an inch or two since 2020. I gave up alcohol completely and now I'm working on limiting sugary drinks and caffeine.

I got myself one of those fancy ratcheting belts, so I just have to take it in a few more clicks.
 
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Yep, mine did. That’s why I bought a Peloton bike, I’ve heard they can make the belt expand.
 
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I've lost 44 lbs. Waiting for my shoe/boot guy to get his new punch in so that he can shorten my belts.


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