When I am out walking or in town shopping--if I'm wearing a suit, I'll carry a couple of pipes in the outer pockets. If not in a suit, I'll have one in my shirt pocket. Had a pipe case, but it is way too bulky to carry around and those work best with straight pipes. I don't have any beaters so I tend to carry whatever fits my fancy, providing it matches what I'm wearing. Wearing jeans and T-shirt would look kinda funny with a Preben Holm straight grain clenched in my teeth. Same goes the other way. I wouldn't bring a corn-cob to a white tie event (I actually have to go to things like that). It's much easier when the weather is cold enough for a jacket. Then you've got some pockets in which to put pipes. I figure if I don't make pipe smoking look cumbersome, then it might not put potential pipe smokers off.