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Move over hockey-mask makers and brass-knuckle manufacturers; there's a terrifying new way to dress in town. Retailers like the 182-year-old Woolrich company have responded to the demand for fashionable clothing in which to conceal weapons—firearms, knifes, bludgeons, what have you—with a line that hides the weapon, makes it easily accessible, and looks like civilian garb, to boot. Why? To keep the criminals guessing, of course. “When someone walks down the street in a button-down and khakis, the bad guy gets a glimmer of fear, wondering: are they packing or not?" Allen Forkner, a spokesman for Woolrich, told the New York Times. You, too, can strike fear in the hearts of your enemies with khaki shorts for only $54.99. [NYTimes]