🔴 City with at least one stopped pick-pocket

Top cities Paris Rome Barcelona

November 09, 2023

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

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Madrid ›   Spain ›  

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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:

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

June 08, 2023

231st Stopped Pick-Pocket: De-escalating The Situation In Barcelona!

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note:  This is your 23rd known stopped pick-pocket in Barcelona and your 231st overall around-the-world. William C. has been a long time wearer of our apparel since 2019!!

Dear Clothing Arts,

I just returned from Barcelona and Lisbon and wore my CA Travel pants while not in my room. Someone unsuccessfully tried to pickpocket me on the escalator at the Collblanc Metro Station in Barcelona. He was pretty good and got my rear buttons undone and partially opened the next zipper. I didn't realize it until I sat on the Metro platform a few minutes later. He didn't get my wallet!​

​However, on the escalator, I did feel a light "tickling" on the back of my pants, but each time I turned around, there was nobody immediately next to me. On the next day, on the same escalator, I realized that standing two steps behind someone on an escalator provided near-perfect access to the pants pocket of the person in front of you.​

I have lost nearly 60 lbs recently, but I am glad to have decided to wear my loose CA travel pants with a snug belt for my trip to Europe!

I am thinking about ordering a better-fitting pair before my next trip!​

- William C. from Midvale, Utah

October 14, 2022

214th Stopped Pick-Pocket: "Didn't You Feel The Younger Fellows Hand In Your Pocket?"

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Spain ›  

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

Dear Clothing Arts,

Here is my true story!

I was in Barcelona Spain with my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters. We were boarding a subway, and there wasn't much time to get all 8 of us up the steps. This old guy was coming out with two younger fellows next to him making it difficult for us to get past. I pushed my way in, and the old man (I was in my 70s myself) pushed me back! Not my temperament to let that happen, so I was pushing past him up the steps. We all got in.

When we were in the subway and moving my son-in-law asked, “Didn’t you feel the younger fellow’s hand in your pocket?" Well with the excitement and getting pushed I didn’t feel a thing! But my wallet was inside the zippered secret pocket inside the Clothing Arts pants side pocket opening.

Nothing was lost! Buying more for a trip to Europe!

- Jerry U. from Florence, South Carolina

September 13, 2022

211th Stopped Pick-Pocket: I Was Pick-Pocketed In Madrid & My Shirt Saved The Day!

Europe ›   Madrid ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note:  This is your 5th known stopped pick-pocket in Madrid. Dave's testimonial came from a follow-up on his ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review of the Business Travel Shirts.

Dear Clothing Arts,

I didn't mention it, but I was wearing one of your shirts in Madrid, when was pickpocketed. All they got was an envelope of sales receipts from my pants pocket- my wallet with cash and credit card and passport safely in my shirt.

Thought you might add this to your "saves" tally.


Dave K from San Luis Obispo, California

Here is Dave's Review of the Business Travel Shirts:

August 23, 2022

207, 208, 209th Stopped Pick-Pockets: THREE More Stops in Barcelona!

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note:  This is your 19, 20, 21st stopped pick-pockets in Barcelona!

Dear Clothing Arts,

I just left Barcelona two days ago.

3 tries. Face planted them all.

- Jack G from South Lake Tahoe, California

September 19, 2021

188th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Barcelona Pick-Pockets Escalate!

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note: This stopped pick-pocket testimonial came from a recent Facebook comment. Wes was wearing a pair of our Business Traveler Pants at the time he encountered the team of pick-pockets.

January 14, 2020

165th Stopped Pick-Pocket: We've Got Your Back in Barcelona!

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 17th known stopped pick-pocket in Barcelona. Since only one was confirmed, we will count the following testimonial as a single stop.

Dear Clothing Arts,

My husband Ivan stopped one known pick-pocket while walking in Barcelona. He had his valuables in the cell phone pocket and the thief only got through the flap and zip.

Possibly another pick-pocket was stopped on the Metro.

- Kay & Ivan W. from Shreveport, Louisiana

December 25, 2019

161st Stopped Pick-Pocket: Two Strikes & You're Out on a Bus in Barcelona!

Barcelona ›   Europe ›   Spain ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 16th known stopped pick-pocket in Barcelona.

Dear Clothing Arts,

Thanks for speeding up my order and getting it to me before my Europe trip. I spent a week in Paris logging 165,000 steps with my issues with pickpockets. My 3rd week in Barcelona, taking the D50 bus, a pickpocket starting working me.

The situation was a bus so crowded it took about 4 minutes to squeeze everyone on. The guy behind me looked clean and groomed, but a little shifty. I kept an eye on him when I could, but we were tight and jostled by the bus maneuvering. My hands checked my pockets and found my button undone on my front right pocket. I refastened it, then minutes later found the zipper beneath had been zipped up until it hit the re-buttoned protective cross flap. Strike two buddy!

I started eyeing him closer, bearing my gaze down on him. He uncomfortably moved a few people away further into the bus, passing the pay machine without contributing. He hung around a couple, then moved further next to a second couple. After about 3 fairly short stops I watched him exit, depositing a small black purse under his opposite armpit into an over the shoulder bag; his back to me only a few feet from the bus. Looking up and down the street first, he strode off smartly.

Everything happened so fast and I was always questioning whether I had left something undone, but I had spent the whole day obsessively checking. When he tried twice I knew the zipper had been moved. My friends confirmed they had been eyeing him and coming to the same conclusion.

While he was able to get away with someone’s wallet, I’m thankful to your company that it was not mine!

- Joe C. from North Carolina, USA​

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