April 17, 2019

117th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Paris Ties Rome as the Pick-Pocket Capital of the World!

Editor's Note: Paris ties Rome as the "unofficial" pick-pocket capital of the world! This is your 23rd known stopped pick-pocket in the city. Our designs work by making it more difficult, and therefore, more time consuming for the pick-pocket to access your wallet. In this testimonial, we see that time difference in action. Any other pair of pants, the wallet would have been long gone by the time Bruce noticed something was happening.

Dear Clothing Arts,

I was in Paris last month and noticed three young ladies at my Metro stop. As I got on, with all my baggage, two of them got on in front of me. One of them blocked me from getting a seat and in French with an accent asked me to help her find their stop, which was fictitious.

She continued blocking my way and talking, imploring. I finally turned around and the third girl was standing right behind me with my wallet in her hand. She handed it to me and mumbled something about it falling out of my back pocket, which was impossible because I had zipped it and used the button on that pocket. Credit cards were still there and apparently most or all of my euros. Thanks.

- Bruce H. from Utah, USA.




April 07, 2019

116th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Paris Metro Pick-Pocket Caught Red-Handed!

Editor's Note: This is your 22nd known stopped pick-pocket in Paris!

Dear Clothing Arts,

This reminds me, I never let you know that my Pick-Pocket-Proof Pants helped foil a pick-pocketing on the Paris Metro on May 12th, 2016. I had double-sealed the [rear] pockets that contained valuables and left the front pockets relatively accessible for low-value stuff. And that’s where I caught the hand of a pickpocket red-handed! I never travel abroad without my PPP pants!

Keep up the good work!

- Bill W. from Arizona, USA.




April 04, 2019

115th Stopped Pick-Pocket: His & Hers Pick-Pocket Experience on the Paris Métro!

Editor's Note: This is your 21th known stopped pick-pocket in Paris!

Dear Clothing Arts,

Today, my wife's wallet and credit cards were lifted on a Paris Métro. On the same ride, I felt somebody bump into me on their way out the door. I recognized that bump because I've felt it before when my wallet was lifted.

Fortunately, I was wearing my Clothing Arts Cubed Jacket and my wallet, 2 cell phones, camera, keys, metro pass, etc are safe. If only I could convince my wife to wear your apparel.

- John H. from Idaho, USA.




April 02, 2019

114th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Pick-Pockets Swarm My Wife & I At Notre-Dame de Paris!

Editor's Note: This is your 20th stopped pick-pocket in Paris!

Dear Clothing Arts,

A few weeks ago, while walking across a crowded bridge in Paris close to Notre-Dame, my wife and I were both “swarmed” by young teenage girls with the pretext of signing their petition. Quickly, the girls turned their attention from me to concentrate on my wife’s small purse at her waist. I have no doubt that they quickly realized my pants pockets could not be solved.

Upon this realization, I was able to extricate my wife from the swarm, where she realized the zipper on her purse had been opened. Luckily, only our daily itinerary had been removed and quickly discarded when they realized it was not currency.

These pants really work!

- Dale H from Florida, USA




March 28, 2019

113th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Cairo International Airport Arrival Greeting By A Pick-Pocket

Editor's Note: This is your first known stop in Egypt!

Dear Clothing Arts,

I was just arriving in Cairo after a long flight. I had taken my wallet out of my backpack and used the ATM card to get some cash. I never keep my wallet on me when I travel but for some reason I put it in my back pocket (against the advice of my wife) and closed the zipper and buttons.

As my wife and I were standing just outside of the terminal waiting on our driver, a group of people pushed along the sidewalk and forced me to move back. I fell back into someone and when I moved forward, a man followed very close behind me. My wife told me to check my wallet, which I did. Luckily, I had the Clothing Arts pants on and everything buttoned down. He got the buttons undone but the zipper was still keeping everything secure.

Thanks!

- Jeremy M from Florida, USA




March 28, 2019

112th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Nothing happened in India, Anniversary in Lisbon However...

Editor's Note: This review came to us via a review for the Adventure Traveler Pants.

Title: Lisbon Portugal Save 3.6.19
Rating: ****
Author: Brian S. from South Carolina, USA

I bought my pants for India in January. Nothing happened. My wife and I came to Portugal for our anniversary. On the second night I felt a pull on the right cargo pocket while waiting to cross the street. I immediately swept my hand back and found that the rear button was undone. So was the front, but the center snap was still in place. The only thing in that pocket was my camera, which was still there. 20 seconds later, I was approached by an undercover police officer who was following three pickpockets. He asked me if I still had all my property, and I replied, "Yes, Sir, I'm wearing Pickpocket Proof Pants." Not happy that the try was made, but love the Lisbon Police and the PPPP.




March 21, 2019

111th Stopped Pick-Pocket: A Good Day To Lose A Wallet In Gdansk!

Editor's Note: This testimonial is your first known stop in Poland and originally came to use from a Facebook comment:

It turns out that Malcolm had previously reported stopped pick-pockets #45/46 in Paris and Rome, so this is only stop #111. You can read the previous testimonials here: 45th & 46th Stopped Pick-Pockets: One In Paris & One In Rome

Here is what happened in Poland for stop #111:

Dear Clothing Arts,

Yesterday in Poland. Gdansk. One of the group was pick-pocketed. For the past 6 years, I have used your products. Shirt, shorts, and pants. At any rate, I told everyone in the group about Clothing Arts. The wife of the gentleman who lost his wallet, along with 5 others. Also wrote down, or entered your information into their phones. I hope you see some new customers from this.

Thank to Clothing Arts I have not had these problems.

Thanks.
Malcolm J. from Arizona, USA




March 14, 2019

110th Stopped Pick-Pocket: The Mona Lisa Pick-Pocket Who Never Gave Up!

Editor's Note: This is your 19th stopped pick-pocket in Paris!

Dear Clothing Arts,

Thank you THANK YOU VERY MUCH...

The last time I was in Paris trying to see the Mona Lisa in that jam-packed room at the Louvre, a VERY determined woman made several tries at my Pick-Pocket Proof® Business Travel Pants back pocket.

I had some Paris travel brochures stored there and she would just not stop even when I turned around and gave her my best indignant glare. FUNNY, I know, but since I had nothing to lose I let her continue!?!?!?

I had no choice really because the Mona Lisa was on my bucket list and you know that belly to belly crowd of selfie taking teenagers was hard to accommodate. I made it through finally and got to see her from a distance, behind the THICK glass; all while being felt up by an OLD French woman!!! Oh, and she never even got around to undoing the button….

​- ​John​ B​ from Mississippi, USA

Here is the photo John was taking:




March 08, 2019

109th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Nice Try in Nice With Strollers!

Dear Clothing Arts,

On October 17, 2018, we arrived at the train station in Nice, France. With luggage, we needed to take an elevator to the walkway over the tracks. The elevator was crowded and included two women with strollers. One, next to me, had a blanket across the stroller handles where her hands were. As the elevator doors closed I felt her shifting next to me. When we got out, the zipper of my Pick-Pocket Proof Pants pocket was partially down. Thanks to the great design of these pants, though, nothing was taken.

Thanks for these great pants.

- R.L. from Colorado, USA.




February 28, 2019

108th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Singapore Gold Bazaar Trio Blocked!

Editor's Note: This is your first stop in Singapore!

Dear Clothing Arts,

While in Singapore, I was strolling thru a super crowded gold jewelry bazaar wearing the green Adventure Cargo Pants and feeling very locked down and secure, but also much more cognizant and aware of my surroundings. I was being pressed in on both sides by men when I felt several tugs on my back right pocket triggering my response to rapidly whip around breaking the press of two larger men on each side and looking down straight in the eyes of a shorter man about half my size. Frankly, it was rather startling and did surprise them, at which point all three of the scoundrels dispersed, leaving me feeling rather satisfied knowing that my passport, credit cards, and money were still tucked safely away. What a great feeling to have on the highways and byways of Southeast Asia. Truly a work of art. My problem is remembering how to access my own stuff in my own pants pockets. Takes a bit of getting used to.

THX---Steven W. from Washington, USA



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