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04-04-08, 11:42 AM
Hi All - I'm having a rough time finding suits for females that will cover all the gear. I need something that has a straight-cut jacket...all the tailored female versions don't work. Any ideas or info you have would help out a lot. Thanks!
04-04-08, 12:47 PM
What gear? You mean breasts, with that go to your local mall and check out the higher class womens stores, they are bound to have what you are looking for.
I think she is about to be NCIS and planning ahead. She already has access to the toys becasse her boyfriend is DSS. So like I put on my dads unifrom at one time, she is probably doing the same.
Our female agent here shops at the big stores for suits. She has belt loops sewn on the pants. She then buys the jacket 1 sizer larger than needed, and has the sleeve length shortend and sides tailored to hide the gear.
04-05-08, 04:13 PM
Joey is right; stick with the high end stores, Dillards, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc. Penney's sometimes has things that will work if you look hard enough, and the one by me alters women't suits at no extra charge (you don't find that too much anymore).
Steer clear of Juniors Department suits, they don't look as professional and the fabrics are not as durable or nice.
You really want lined jackets and trousers, and if there are no belt hoops, or flimsy smallish ones you will want those redone or added to accomodate a good belt. IMO even if you wear a shoulder rig you need a good belt to hold your straps, and radio. (ps shoulder rigs make the buttons on your blouse gap open:o)
One really good thing about getting the jacket a size too big is that you can arrange to meet with your tailor wearing your vest, holster, radio etc. and they can tailor to suit your needs.
Keep in mind you may need to "work" in that suit, so be sure you can jump, squat, kneel, run, and roll in the dirt in it.