🔴 City with at least one stopped pick-pocket

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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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

June 23, 2023

232 / 233 / 234th Stopped Pick-Pockets: Pint-Sized Pick-Pockets Thwarted Throughout Europe!

Barcelona ›   Biarritz ›   Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 48th stopped pick-pocket in Paris and your 24th in Barcelona... that we know about! John was wearing our Convertible Travel Pants.

Dear Clothing Arts,

Purchased two pair of your pants for a trip across Western Europe. I Got bumped in Paris, Biarritz, and Barcelona but never lost a thing!

The bumps were mostly from young children who were around 12 years old. The best thing was that they quickly backed off when they realized it wasn’t an easy hit.

I'm going to Iceland, Norway, Israel, Egypt, and Jordan this year. Guess what pants I will be wearing!

- John W. from Idaho

May 21, 2023

230th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Worth Every Penny On My Recent Trip To Paris!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note:  Ed's testimonial came to us via a Facebook comment where he responds to another user's critique of the price of our apparel. We have decided to post the entire thread as it addresses what makes our pants uniquely valuable to travelers if you do have a run-in with a pick-pocket in the wild AND they represent the obsolescence of the most uncomfortable and inconvenient traveler staple, the money-belt! Here is how it happened & why our apparel is a game-changer for the discerning traveler:

May 04, 2023

229th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Try Harder in Paris Next Time... They Must!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: Not so long ago, in a country just a plane ride away, Bob F. from Evansville, Indiana, donned his new Adventure Pants as he made his way through a crowded station in Pær.ɪs [Paris]. Bob was one with the Anti-Pick-Pocket Force after activating his Triple-Secure Cubed® Travel Guards on his front pockets. Now confident in his surroundings, he made his way through the network of underground tunnels beneath the City of Lights. Sometime during his journey, he would encounter the Dark Side of the force, BUT they were not strong enough to overcome the power of Pick-Pocket Proof Pockets...

The Clothing Arts Team is thrilled to share with you a new stopped pick-pocket testimonial today! This is your 229th known stopped pick-pocket around-the-world, and comes to us once again from Paris!

Interesting fact, pockets don't open themselves and we get stories all the time of zippers that magically move on their own. These are pick-pockets that notice something is more complex with your pockets and move on to another mark with easier pockets.

May the Anti-Pick-Pocket Force be strong on your next travel!

Here is how it happened:

Hello Clothing Arts,
I just returned from two weeks in Europe in which I wore my pick pocket proof pants. I liked them a lot.
First, they were amazingly comfortable. I ended up wearing them for the comfort factor.
Second, the zipper and button security front pockets gave me a feeling of great security in carrying my wallet and passport. I do think a pickpocket tried to get my wallet on the Paris underground as I later noticed that the front pocket zipper had been lowered to the guard and the wallet had been moved in my pocket. But it never even got close to removing the wallet.
Best wishes,
Bob F. from Evansville, Indiana

March 19, 2023

226th Stopped Pick-Pocket: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Stopped Pick-Pocket On My First Day In Paris"

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: This is (amazingly) your 45th known stop in Paris and comes from a recent ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of our Adventure Traveler Pants!

February 14, 2023

224th Stopped Pick-Pocket: I Bought These Pants For The City Of Love!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: Since today is Valentines Day, we think nothing say love more than a new pair of Pick-Pocket Proof Pants for your trip to the "City of Love" aka the "Unofficial Pick-Pocket Capital of the World!" This testimonial marks your 44th known stopped pick-pocket in Paris alone and your 224th around-the-world... that we know about!

Dear Clothing Arts,

My husband and I just came back from a trip to Paris. I had bought him the Pick Pocket Proof Pants for this trip.

On our second day, on the Metro, a young lady was standing next to my husband. When he moved to give her more room, she moved with him. Next thing he knew, he felt a finger in his pants pocket.

He never felt the zipper coming up, but because of the button flap over the zipper, she could not get it up far enough to take out his wallet. He gave her the stare down, and she got off at the next station. He wore those pants everyday for the next two weeks!

- Cheryl W. from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

October 14, 2022

215th Stopped Pick-Pocket: My Pick-Pocket Pants Saved The Day In Paris!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note:  This is your 42nd known stopped pick-pocket in Paris!

Dear Clothing Arts,

My wife and I went to Europe for the first time. Our plan was to spend a month travelling around to Zurich, Lucerne, Paris, Rome, and London. From these main cities we took lots of side trips. Almost all travel was on public transit, including planes, trains, trams, buses, boats and ferries.

We had been successful on the transit in Switzerland the first week and were a little more confident with each trip. We then took the high speed train (pushing 300 kpm) to Paris and managed to make all the connections to the hotel, gaining confidence. On one of the first outing's we headed into the underground maze at Gare de Lyon station with a train number and a destination towards the Eiffel Tower.

As you deal with the ticket kiosk, entry gates, multiple turns and stairways, you loose your sense of direction. We made it to the train platform, however it is very confusing as to which way you need to catch the train. You are by several tracks, the trains come and go in both directions, there are lots of stops listed but you do not know any of them, so that does not help. I knew we needed to go East, but there were no directions listed.

We had discussed the need to appear like a local, to minimize risk, but at this point we were obviously tourists. My wife noticed a train attendant and heads over to ask for help. I followed behind and this must have alerted the team of pick-pockets nearby that we were the easy mark. Pre occupied and confused. The attendant indicated that she spoke no English, and might have been part of the pick pocket team. It was not crowded and no one was close to me at this point. Then came the collision from behind, which knocked me forward, and I think the thief even grabbed me to appear he was keeping me from falling down as he tried to lift my wallet. Timming his apology immediately to make it seem like an accident.

My mind raced. It went into hyper mode. There was no one around me?? How could someone run into me with that much force?? Where did they come from?? I spun around in a split second to face a man who was about a head taller then me, and a crowd of about 4 surrounding him.

Where did these people come from?? Why were they close to me when the station was not crowded by us?? We were not in a line?? PICK POCKETS, THIEFS, GANG?.

While spinning, I felt for my wallet, and felt the lump. My other pockets were also secured, but I had little in them. I immediately began preparations for a fight. Concentrate on the eyes of the attacker, looking right thru him so my vision could monitor the others looking for movement, move in closer to see his reaction. My mind flashed with the thought of being in a French jail for an assault charge, he was bigger and younger than me, he had back up. Should I start swinging, screaming, run, what about my wife? My eyes were about 18 inches from his. What I saw was failure and surprise. His fellow thief's were beginning to disperse and hide their faces. I moved slightly forward and he took off behind them. My Clothing Arts pick-pocket pants saved the day!

Checking my pocket, he got by the first line of defense but not the zipper. It was slightly open so that is what he wanted, but he could not finish the job. The other thief's were probably waiting to get the wallet after he lifted it from me. If he would have got it and passed it off, one of them would have got away with it, and he would have appeared innocent. This was a team, women and men, they were good, I hate to think what would have happened had my wallet been gone when I checked for it. I hope it ruined their day, but in all reality, they most likely ruined the day for someone else.

Those pants paid for themselves, several times over!

The rest of the trip had no additional in your face events..... but as much as we were out their at all the sites, I am sure they were there. Just bought some new Clothing Arts shorts for the next trip.

- Mark R from Eugene, Oregon

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