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May 15, 2024

251/252/253rd Stopped Pick-Pockets: TRIPLE Stop At Taylor Swift Concert In Buenos Aires!!!

Editor's Note: The concert this incredible TRIPLE stopped pick-pocket testimonial came from made international news when Taylor Swift changed the lyrics to one of her songs to highlight her new friendship with Travis Kelce from the Kansas City Chiefs. What didn't make the news until today was Conrad's unbelievable experience at the hands of pick-pockets in the crowd. Conrad originally wrote in to ask for more buttons after one was cut off his pants in the crowd, and we followed up to learn more about his experience. Conrad is officially in his Stopped Pick-Pocket Era! He was wearing our Flagship Adventure Travelers in Argentina. Here is how it happened:


Dear Clothing Arts,

3 times people tried to pickpocket me at the above concert on Nov. 11.

The rear button in this photo was torn off. See photos.

Nothing was stolen.

Thank you.

​- Conrad S. from Austin, Texas


We Followed Up To Learn More About How It Happened:


Dear Clothing Arts,

Once, a boy on my left tried to go into the front left triple lock pocket and failed.

This is a floor seat without US lawyers, so you are touching skin on all 4 sides of you in Buenos Aires.

After 2 girl attempts from behind where nothing was in the pocket, I pretended to be hot and fainting as many people were (but I am 6 foot 3, shorter people had no air to breathe) and intentionally got myself pulled out of the concert floor area by concert security.

Only today did I notice that this pocket I rarely use as it is a rear pocket had the button missing.

So yes, I was aware of all 3 attempts as they occurred, and after 3 failed attempts, I left that very crowded area, only 5 people deep from the dead zone front barrier with security, after which just 8 feet away was Taylor Swift.

Enjoy the story.

April 18, 2024

Milestone 250th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Be Careful, The Pair of People To Your Right Are Pick-Pockets In Rome!!

Miromensil Station - Paris Metro

Editor's Note: We would like to take a moment to thank all the travelers who have made this milestone possible. Over the years, we have put 300,000+ pairs of our Pick-Pocket Proof Pants into the world together. Through your travels, the innovative pockets we design are put to the test, and the testimonials that result are beyond our wildest expectations. Thank you for choosing to see the world with our apparel, and continued Safe Travels!!

Dear Clothing Arts,

During my October trip to Rome, my Pick-Pocket Proof Pants saved my wallet while on the Metro. During the ride, the man standing next to me told me that the pair of people to my right were pick-pockets and to be careful. I lowered my hand down to my side to block any of their attempts. When I got off the train, I noticed that one of the buttons had been unbuttoned; however, the other was still buttoned, and the zipper remained closed. My pants protected my wallet just as well (or better?) than my hand!

Thank you for having great pants. I recommend them to my friends.

Best regards,

Jon G. from Santa Barbara, California

December 27, 2023

249th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Bumped By 5 In Paris & They Didn't Get A Dime!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Miromensil Station - Paris Metro

Editor's Note: Incredibly, this is your 52nd stopped pick-pocket in Paris! Martin's testimonial was submited via a Facebook comment and then we followed up to learn more about how it happend. Martin was wearing a pair of pants from our new Explorer Travel Line.

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December 27, 2023

248th Stopped Pick-Pocket: "I Felt Like Iron Man In Your Clothes While In Europe!"

England ›   Europe ›   London ›  

London Street

Editor's Note: This is your 5th stopped pick-pocket in London! Timothy's testimonial was submited via a Facebook comment and then we followed up to learn more about how it happend:

Stop 248 Facebook Message 1
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November 09, 2023

246 & 247th Stopped Pick-Pockets: Double Stopped Pick-Pockets On Two Trips To Spain!!

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Madrid ›   Spain ›  

madrid airport

Editor's Note: This is your 7th known stopped pick-pocket in Mardid (two in a row) and your 26th stop in Barcelona. This testimonial came to us via a Facebook comment. Addi B. is from St. Paul, Minnesota and has been a long time wearer of our apparel, first upgrading in 2017. He now has pretty much everything we make!!

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October 26, 2023

245th Stopped Pick-Pocket: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pick Pocket Foiled In Madrid!

Europe ›   Madrid ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 6th known stopped pick-pocket in Mardid. Henry E from Ocala, Florida sent in his testimonial via a ***** review of our Business Traveler Pants. Here is how it happened:

October 19, 2023

244th Stopped Pick-Pocket: "We Might Have Fallen Victim To The Fake Bird Poop Trick!"

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 51st stopped pick-pocket in Paris!

Dear Clothing Arts,

In Paris, visiting the gardens at Versailles we might have fallen victim to the fake bird poop trick if not for my pickpocket proof shorts. I had never heard of it prior, but while the couple was wiping off the fake bird poop they sprayed on us, I noted the guy's hand trying to get into my pocket. They gave up at that point.

The shorts and pants I bought for this trip have already paid for themselves. Next stop, Rome!

- Jim D. from Eugene, Oregon


October 01, 2023

243rd Stopped Pick-Pocket: Milestone 50th Stopped Pick-Pocket In Paris!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: Amazingly, this is your 50th stopped pick-pocket in Paris! We just make these pants. You take them with you on your travels and put the pockets to the test against the best pick-pockets in the world. To stop 1 pick-pocket is an accomplishment, let alone 50 in a single city. From the entire Clothing Arts team, thank you for the support, and continued safe travels!!

Dear Clothing Arts,

Another Parisian Pick-Pocket was thwarted. We were getting on the Metro in Paris this afternoon on our first day in this wonderful city and was jostled by three men. I shifted to give myself more room and noticed my pants pocket on my Clothing Arts pants was no longer secure.

These pants saved me from losing my wallet and ruining the start of our trip. Thank you for making such wonderful pants.

- Randy H. from British Columbia, Canada


September 21, 2023

242nd Stopped Pick-Pocket: Packed In Like Sardines On Paris Metro #9!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 49th known stopped pick-pocket in Paris! Lin's testimonial came to us via a ***** review of her Women's Travel Pants. Her husband was wearing a pair of Business Traveler Shorts at the time he stopped the pick-pocket in Paris. We followed up with her via email to get more details on how it happened which you can find below.

-- Here Is Our Follow-Up --

Dear Clothing Arts,

We were on Metro 9, traveling from Iena station to Franklin Roosevelt station to transfer to Metro 1. Metro 9 is a VERY busy line 24/7, and on the weekend, the metro cars on this line are packed like sardines. The metro plays a looping announcement warning of pickpockets. Just as the doors closed, my husband felt a hand scrambling for his side pocket. He grabbed the man's hand and looked him in the eye. When the doors opened at the next stop, he jumped off and rushed away.
My husband turned to me and said, "Good thing you bought these pants". The pickpockets look like everyday people. Suspect everyone! We love Paris. It's a big city with big city challenges, especially for travelers. But I won't hesitate for a second to visit anytime I'm in Europe.
Love the pants!

Lin C. from Indio, California

September 20, 2023

241st Stopped Pick-Pocket: Standing-Room-Only Subway Stop in Europe!

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Editor's Note: This testimonial came to us via a Facebook post. Shari K. is from Saint George, Utah, and her husband is a long-time wearer of our Pick-Pocket Proof Apparel, first upgrading in 2015. Their order number was in the 13,000s and we are now up to 200,000+ orders! Her husband was wearing a pair of our Business Traveler Pants when he stopped the pick-pocket.

Shari mentions elastic waist in her comment. While we offer a standard waist to maintain shape while traveling, our new generation Women's Pants feature stretch as a function of the fabric so there is some give in the waist, just not full elastic.

Here is how it happened:

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