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The Well-Dressed Cop

Head-to-toe police apparel.

March 01, 2006  |  by - Also by this author


5.11 Tactical
Some of the specialized features on the TDU shirt and pant set from 5.11 Tactical include removable neoprene knee and elbow pads, a comfort tunnel waist, bi-swing shoulder for greater range-of-motion, patented BBS system loop Velcro lining on the inside of pockets to keep tools from shifting or falling out during extreme movement, and Dupont Teflon treating for stain and water resistance.

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The original Blauer StreetGear 8810 Side-pocket trouser has been expanded upon for 2006 with the addition of four new fabric options. The poly/cotton side-pocket trouser is now joined by two worsted wool blends, a rayon blend, and a 100-percent polyester option (styles 8565, 8570, 8980, and 8655). Features include optional Scotchlite pull-downs from the side pockets, stretch waistband with two bead silicone shirt grips, relaxed fit for freedom of movement, pleated double thigh pockets, thigh let-outs for athletic builds, and extra-strength double stitching in the seat for durability.

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Elbeco’s Prestige Advance wear line is designed for law enforcement and public service officers. Originally developed for the U.S. Navy by Cleyn & Tinker, the uniform material combines premium, long staple stretch wool for comfort and the finest manmade fiber technology for strength and durability. The machine-washable garments include uniform trousers and short- and long-sleeved shirts, all available in dark navy blue for police, sheriff, and other public safety departments.

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Fechheimer’s Urban Defender Battle Dress Uniforms are made of a tough, colorfast blend of polyester and cotton Rip-Stop. They are built to military-style specifications, but with Fechheimer quality uniform enhancements. The two- and four-pocket shirts, along with matching pants, are currently available in dark navy blue and black. Shirt features include five-button-front with concealed buttons, button-adjustable sleeve bottoms, button-down shoulder straps, and double-fabric elbow/forearm reinforcements. Pants feature hook-and-eye waistband closure with Vislon zipper fly, two bellows-style cargo pockets with Velcro-secured flaps, unique cell phone pocket with Velcro-secured flap on right cargo pocket, two hip pockets with rectangular flaps and Velcro closures, and double-fabric reinforced seat and knees.

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Hi-Tec Sports (Magnum)
The Stealth Spec Long-Sleeve Shirt, Short-Sleeve Shirt, and Pant feature rugged, durable designs built from a high-grade, fade-resistant, wash-and-wear cotton canvas that feature sanitized anti-microbial protection and Rayosan SPF 40 sun protection coating. All garments are NFPA-approved. All Magnum tactical apparel is backed by a six-month no-fade guarantee. Magnum guarantees its tactical apparel will not fade more than three shades from the original garment color as a result of normal wear and tear within six months from date of purchase. Shirts feature 6.5-ounce pre-washed cotton canvas, Arkofix non-iron treatment, and a hidden “cuff key” pocket in the shirt bottom. Pants feature 8.5-ounce pre-washed cotton canvas, six Velcro-secured bellowed patch pockets, two hidden key pockets, and a knee pad pocket.

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Made of 65/30 poly cotto “Battle Rip” ripstop all-season fabric, BDUs from Propper are made for comfort and durability. The BDU two-pocket shirt features two bellows pockets with drain holes and a chest pencil pocket. Fused pocket flaps and collar keep the shirt neat, while two-piece double-reinforced elbows withstand abuse. Propper’s BDU trouser continues the theme of comfort and durability with double-reinforced seat and knees and adjustable waist tabs with four bar tacks. Four of the pants’ six pockets have button flaps and the bellows pockets have drain holes. Nylon drawstring leg closures keep pant legs in place. Shirts and pants are available in 10 colors.

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Red the Uniform Tailor
Uniquely RTUT stock items from Red the Uniform Tailor make uniform pieces that aren’t normally found in stock available to departments. The company’s BDU pants with adjustable waist are made of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cot-ton and are available in stock with either gold or french blue stripes on navy. The matching BDU shirt is made of poly/cotton and is available in four colors. Both are washable.

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The Force by Horace Small
The Force Special Ops Pant comes in black, dark navy, brown, and khaki. It features various pockets, including one hidden on the right calf. Vat-dyed Ottoman weave fabric provides a technical, sharp appearance with tensile and tear strength. It’s also water and stain repellent. A new tactical polo is also available in the line.

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Woolrich, known for its rugged outdoorwear, has a new line of tactical and law enforcement clothing. Specifically designed to handle rigorous operational demands, Woolrich’s Elite Series apparel focuses on functionality, mobility, durability, and comfort for on-the-job or training performance. The initial Elite product introduction includes a long-sleeve shirt, short-sleeve shirt, vest, pant, and short. Available in khaki and black, the garments feature 100-percent cotton fabric, UPF 30 protection, and Teflon finish for water and stain repellency. Shirts are available in khaki, sage, and navy 5.5-ounce cotton poplin. Pants, shorts, and vest are available in khaki 8.5-ounce cotton canvas.

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