It is a pleasure to meet you, Sarge. I've read much of what you have to say around here, and I find you... formidible (and I hope that it is no insult to say so).
I find a LOT of 107's out here, being close to Meade, the Pentagon, Andrews, Detrick, and a lot of other places, and I have to tell you-- the real ones, the sateen? More comfortable than any street-clothes I own. It was a shame that they switched to that Dura-Press nastiness. Also a shame that no civvies offer the same sort of utilitarian comfort.
Of course, I seriously limit myself when it comes to wearing any of it. I'm okay with a few pairs of pants that I own-- (because they look a lot like what they sell at the mall), and a "permeable" Navy coat, (because it gets cold here, and nobody can really identify it),-- but there's something very disrespectful about wearing a uniform that other people sweat for and earned.
I collect because I'm fascinated by the history-- and maybe a little crazy.
My only service to my country was as a contractor at the Pentagon, and when the kids came up and thanked me for just doing my job-- it was *very* humbling.
Anyway-- Good Morning.
Best to you.