I can solve both problems for you with one simple suggestion. Wear a fanny pack. Itâ€™ll more than make up for the missing cargo pockets and Iâ€™m pretty sure even plus-size, ladies-of-the-manor stopped thinking fanny packs are acceptableâ€¦
Really though, EDC in jeans isnâ€™t bad. But as the others have said, you have to be selective on what you carry. I rarely wear anything but jeans (and cargo shorts in the summer) outside of work. Thankfully, menâ€™s jeans have decent pockets and arenâ€™t designed to be painted on. (I should note here, I donâ€™t consider skinny jeans â€œmenâ€™sâ€ regardless of who wears them) The only thing I havenâ€™t figured out how to carry, that I would really like to, is a tourniquet. Even then, if Iâ€™m out with my family or for work, I have a bag with me that holds my little First Aid pouch.
What I actually carry on me with jeans
Around my waist: Belt, S&W Shield in an IWB holster, handcuff key, small Gerber knife
In my jacket: Spare mag (this will go on my belt once my mag pouch arrives)
Left Front Pocket: Phone, flashlight clipped to pocket (L3 Illumination L10C or Preon P1)
Right Front Pocket: Key ring (car key, 2â€ carabiner, USB drive, Gerber Shard), Space pen, pedometer, knife clipped to pocket
Right Rear Pocket Wallet (cash, cards, bandaids, E&E tools)
Left Rear Pocket Empty (though, as Iâ€™m thinking about it, I may put a SWAT-T tourniquet in there)
This is more than enough to get me (and my family, if necessary) back to my car which is much better equipped.
P.S. I don't know why the guy had to take off his shirt to model the fanny pack, but I thought it did add to the overall ensemble.
Edited by MightyP, 23 February 2015 - 04:01 PM.