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June 23, 2023

235th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Asked For Directions By A Roman Pick-Pocket!

Editor's Note: This is your 36th known stopped pick-pocket in Rome!

Dear Clothing Arts,
Here is my pickpocket story. Fortunately, it was pretty boring 😊.
I had my first-ever pickpocket attempt experience. I was boarding the metro in Rome. After just boarding the train car, this young lady blocked my way from going further into the train. She appeared like a regular commuter and not a gypsy. She asked me in Italian if she was on the right train line. This is ridiculous because I obviously look like a tourist.
I said I didn’t know in English and tried to get by her, but she blocked my way and asked again. I tried to move away again, and that’s when I noticed she had 2 other ladies joining her. I felt a hand around my pocket. I yelled, “Hey!!!!” and forced my way past them. They were probably stunned when I yelled at them, but they quickly got off the train.
Fortunately, I had convertible pants from Clothing Arts. The zipper and button to my pocket were secure, and the pickpocket got nothing.
Thanks, Clothing Arts!
David H from Winter Park, Florida

June 23, 2023

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

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!

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

May 21, 2023

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

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

April 13, 2023

228th Stopped Pick-Pocket: No Dice In Buenos Aires!

Editor's Note: This is your first known stopped pick-pocket in Argentina and came to us via a Facebook comment.

April 02, 2023

227th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Athens Pick-Pocket Prevented At The Acropolis!

Editor's Note: This is your 14th known stopped pick-pocket in Greece. This also marks another stop for a traveler wearing a pair of our Women's Travel Pants!!

Dear Clothing Arts,

My Pick Picket Proof Pants saved me today. We were in Athens, Greece visiting the Acropolis. I shoved my passport and wallet in the front pockets and fastened Velcro and zippers. I also wore my small backpack with clips on the zippers, which is supposed to be hard to get into. Less valuable items went in here.

I thought I was very careful in the crowded area, but after we were out only 30 minutes, my husband noticed ALL three zippers on my backpack were open! It appears they only took a sealed bottle of water and a small flashlight, and I had no indication anyone was touching me!

Thankful that they were just looking for $ and didn’t take anything else. More thankful my passport and wallet were safe in my pants. I may wear these pants every day through the rest of our trip through Greece and Italy!

Toni F. from Davenport, Florida

March 19, 2023

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

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

March 05, 2023

225th Stopped Pick-Pocket: "Lots of Tourists & Lots of Criminals" in SoHo!

Editor's Note: This is your 5th known stopped pick-pocket in London.

Dear Clothing Arts,

You said," please respond to this email, we'd love to know how you heard about us!".

Well, I bought several pairs of the same pants last year.

By the way, your pants prevented me from getting pickpocketed last year in the SoHo part of London, lots of tourists and lots of criminals.

Thanks guys!

- Christopher H. from Palm Springs, California

February 14, 2023

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

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