A boot's not an option because i'm wearing them with a suit. I've been proudly wearing dress boots with suits for years. Is there a sartorial rule that I wasn't aware of? ... On second thought, I don't think I care if there is. That said, if you can get over the "not with a suit" thing, the original advice of a boot being a better concealment is sound (although, lucky me, at 6'3" I don't wear them for height).