I’ve never been a fashion conscious kind of guy. If it was comfortable I wore it…as long as it worked at concealing whatever gun I was carrying. I never worried about SPF protection, what logo might be on the shirt or if I might look like I just come off the river. As you get older, things change. You learn important stuff like to always check for toilet paper FIRST in public restrooms and to never sneeze while you’re at the urinal. You still want to be comfortable in your dress but you also want to look like, well, an adult.
I’ve become a bit more particular about what I wear. After all, I got kids now that look to me for inspiration and guidance; I shouldn’t go round dressed like a tactard or like I’m auditioning for a People of Walmart photo. (Never mind my current head of hair that needs a trim, its a mid life crisis thing that’s infinitely cheaper – and safer – than a sports car, mistress or another Harley.)
I’ve never been partial to short sleeve shirts and in the heat of the summer this can be inconvenient. For the past year I’ve been wearing a lot of Mountain Khaki gear and just the other day received one of their Approach Henley shirts and darned if I’m not impressed. This is a long sleeve, light cotton and poly blend shirt with a half zip front and a dual chest pocket. I like the absence of buttons which I tend to pop off, it drapes just long and loose enough to conceal a handgun carried in the waistband, offers UPF protection and is damned comfortable!
It also looks good enough to wear about anywhere. the other day my little girl graduated Pre-K and I was sporting in my new shirt. I told Drema if I had seven of these, they’d be about all I ever wore. (Its nice to simplify your wardrobe, it saves time each morning when getting dressed.) Father’s Day is coming and hopefully she was paying attention.
The only problem is MK’s Approach Henley comes in just three colors. I’m going to complain about that; I need one in green and another in brown. You know, neutral colors cause I can see me meandering around in the bush in Mozambique while looking for a buffalo in one of these.