I found many of the suggested holster makers, and models... but none for the right size in anything like affordable and good condition. E.g. plenty of 5" 1911 holsters, but not commander length.
So gave up and went with a cheap and modern version of the shitty old things. Got a Blackhawk! suede holster. Sad it has plastic instead of a badly chromed steel clip, but not bad. Now need to carry the thing a bit to get some authentic wear on it. Too new!
It is super uncomfortable in most of the good positions, but works SOB (ha!) and AIWB. Which, we must remember, isn't new. When moving from vest to belt carry, a lot of guns ended up well forward, and some went in waistband for security or concealment.
Some of the first (not patrol police) armed folks I knew of and thought were sorta cool were (of all things, but I was a kid) Crown Center security. Back in the 70s they were helpful guys in moustaches, slacks, and sport jackets with the shopping center logo on it. And... stainless AIWB J frames and two speedloaders. Not in your face and I bet no one else noticed as they were worn real deep, but I thought very cool.
They eventually switched to the supervisors only wearing jackets, and now have some lame ass contract security and only moonlighting police are armed (I think) but it was cool back in the day.
Speaking of which, and only because I feel that Bad Holsters Anonymous is a safe space, I have worn these sorts of soft holsters before. I didn't know what I didn't know, and holsters are certainly not one that is talked about nearly enough. So, my first holster was this:
Not like this, this is my actual first c. 1990 shitty little holster. Originally carried a Star M30PK, but I haven't had that for years, so the similar-sized 5946 (also now retired due to no parts from age! I feel old now!) is filling in.
Note, it's supposed to be black. I just have used it so much, it's worn to whatever off-white the lining is showing through the microfiber outer cover.
It was probably 10 years before I knew of good holsters. Somewhere in between I got myself a Shooting Systems shoulder holster, straight from the factory showroom (what a hella cool gun store, btw) in St Louis county. I started to get the gist that a better fitting holster was a good thing, as I scrupulously followed the instructions with the shoulder rig to adjust the holster to my gun.
Okay, now really bear with me here.
I still use this microfiber Uncle Mikes holster. I wore it today.
It is what I used to decide that AIWB was going to work for some of my guns. Because it was so soft it didn't matter what you put in it, it fit. Smaller guns ride lower, so work better if anything. Eventually I got a good holster for it, but recently I upgraded the configuration of my Kahr, and it doesn't fit.
And... it's three months for the new one to arrive. So, when I don't take the time or have the wardrobe to handle the Crossbreed (it does take forever to put on, doesn't it?) I just toss the gun in here.
The nose is a bit floppy, but on the other hand the gun rides real deep so is very hidden, and surprisingly secure.
Seriously. I have, before you laugh too much, used this to great success. I have done stupid things like put this into drawstring shorts, and run with it. Not run after a ball but run a couple miles. Works fine. AIWB has some intrinsic biomechanical advantages so guns don't fall out it seems.
Soon I will get a real holster, but this is nice to have as backup. I may never get rid of it.