This wasn’t actually going to become a TTAG post, but I was inspired by our IGOTD winner, Dallas Archer, who chose to conceal an NAA Mini-Revolver in a very private place
on in her person. Rewind one year — almost to the day — and a new company called Speakeasy Briefs is generating funding on Kickstarter for their boxer briefs with a hidden (assuming you’re wearing pants) pocket on the front. Ideal for stashing a flask, wallet, passport, rolled up sock, “protection.” Ah…protection. I’m fairly certain Speakeasy meant condoms, but when I think “protection” I think of the ballistic sort . . .
Now, I probably don’t recommend anything that’s about to happen here. Can you conceal a firearm in your Speakeasy Briefs? Absolutely. Should you? Well…it’s a much better choice than Ms. Archer’s, that’s for sure.
Rewind a couple of weeks this time, and I’m in the back yard taking photos of my Mini-Revolver for the review. I happened to be wearing my pair of Speakeasys and, although I had long been intending to do a somewhat tongue-in-cheek video on concealing firearms in them and had 100% decided on hiring a female model for it, I figured there was no time like the present and just did it then and there. So, my apologies for that horrific disappointment.
Turns out the boxer briefs hold up to concealing a couple different handguns just fine:
There’s probably no chance of me truly carrying a gun in my Speakeasys. However, I was surprised how comfortable it actually was (the gun is up on your ‘tummy,’ not down in your business) and the concealment factor is absolute. The only real downside, assuming you’re carrying safely, is that it’s a bit of a trick to draw from this carry location. There’s a belt and waistband to contend with, a zipper to unzip, and then drawing smoothly from inside of a pocket like this isn’t easy either.
To actually get serious about this for a second: even professionals will rarely grope another man’s crotch when doing a pat down search — and you have to if you’re doing it right. Legit cupping and such must happen. But it almost never does*. For those of you living the movie hero life where you may be kidnapped by a gang and patted down before being taken to the leader, $10 says they miss your junk gun.
* or so I’m told
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Where: Made in USA
I can’t live without my own pair(s): http://speakeasybriefs.com/collections/frontpage
Ratings (out of five stars):
Quality * * * * *
Made in USA from quality material with strong stitching and good finish
Comfort * * * *
I’m a boxers guy, but these are as comfortable as any boxer briefs I have owned in the past. The fit is correct.
Price * * *
$24 or 3 for $60 is expensive for boxers. Right? I don’t know, I’ve always gotten mine at the Old Navy Outlet store, which is practically free. But the Speakeasys are better quality and are made in the U.S. Actually, shopping online a bit it looks like a comparable (but foreign made) pair of Calvin Kleins can run $28.
Concealability * * * * *
You’re no Dallas Archer, but you can still hide stuff with aplomb.
Okay this is mostly a joke. You know that, right? I’m not going to “officially” rate these because this isn’t a firearms product and I don’t really suggest anyone use it for that purpose. As far as a pair of underwear goes, they’re pretty spiffy and the quality is high. Please don’t shoot yourself in the junk.