So…your next step is to BUY one, right?! Just kidding, but my own decision to pocket carry also necessitated a “wardrobe change”, not only because of the need for dedicated pockets, but in my case a better way to support the added weight of weapon and extra mags.
I started out by buying Wrangler cargo pants from Wal-Mart. They were affordable, but looked like hell, and I didn’t like the velcro flaps on the extra pockets.
But then my son suggested 511Tactical.com. They have some great cargo pants: Made in Bangladesh, not China, stretch fabric and Teflon coated for stain resistance, zipper close pockets, multiple-section extra pockets, double stitching all over, and multiple colors. They’re expensive, but very much worth it. I currently have five pair. You have to air dry them to preserve the Teflon coating, but they dry quickly.
Another thing that I’ve done is to start using suspenders to hold everything up. I’m not extremely overweight, but I have a bit of “overhang” which wasn’t too terrible to deal with while I wore regular jean Wranglers. But then, as long as I was investing in new pants, I decided to go from 34 waist to 36 and pull them up a little higher over instead of under the overhang.
I didn’t want to use the common clip-on suspenders, as they were bound to tear up the waistband over time. So I went with the button type, and I sewed buttons inside the waistbands on all my pants. That’s worked well over the long term.
Another thing I did, in order to “balance” the look of the relative bulge of my gun in the right main pocket, is to buy the recluseholser, com mag pouch which holds two mags in a pouch made of the same horsehide as the holster. I carry two 12-round mags in the pouch in the left main pocket.
The extra weight I’m carrying now is admittedly non-trivial, but I’m used to it and honestly don’t notice it most of the time.