I carry way too many gadgets around, so I’ve always liked clothes with tons of pockets to keep them in. In particular, I’ve spent more money than I want to think about on threads from ScotteVest, since they somehow manage to stuff dozens of pockets into everything from hats to hoodies, without making you look like John Goodman in Lebowski. But Scott may have met his match. I recently picked up a Tactical 5.11 VIP Blazer on eBay, and it’s amazing. This is the kind of thing Secret Service guys wear to carry their walkie talkies, weapons, protein bars and whatever else they stash when they’re on duty. All without adding bulk. It seems to have been discontinued, which may explain why I was able to get it for $40 on eBay, rather than its $169.99 list price. Of course, I won’t be wearing it until the fall, so until then, I may just continue shopping with Scott. After all, where else can I find a plain white tee with three zippered security pockets?
By Marc Perton