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Subject: Dressed for mtg, ready for mayhem Date: 5/4/2008 11:54 AM
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This article was interesting to me. It is about the slightly modified suit & tie 'uniform' that non-uniformed detectives (mostly homicide detectives) wear, but it sounds like clothing that private security officials may also find useful.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/nyregion/04detectives.html

Selected excerpts to whet your curiosity, below.

When he prepares for a day at work, he puts his handgun in a holster, clips his cellphone and radio on his belt, and tucks handcuffs into his waistband, letting one of the cuffs dangle outside where he can easily grab it.

And then, in a well-worn tradition that has endured for more than a century, Detective Schroeder adds one more crucial piece of gear. He puts on a tailored suit jacket that has been cut with extra material around the waist.

That way, there are no unsightly bulges from gun and gear.
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The ability to go from interrogation rooms to living rooms is so essential that some psychologists lecture detectives on both the influence of suit attire on suspects and the need to tip tailors to ensure that alterations hide the appearance of guns and handcuffs.
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Many detectives customize their gear. Detective Nuciforo reinforced his jacket lining so his handgun would not wear a hole in it. He had shoes fitted with Vibram soles for better traction. And he avoided belts with a clasp, which were more likely to pop open in a tussle, causing his hip holster to flop around and making it harder for him to draw his gun.
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