What about an item bought explicitly for wearing, such as a cheap, 15 dollar surplus jacket? That must be ok, yes?
Most my collection consists of these cheap, relatively modern jackets I bought to wear, as that's how i got into collecting in the first place.
Some of the most unusual or "relic" items I leave unmolested. Like, for example, an Ike jacket with Insignia.
Is this an ok mindset to have? I only ask because i don't know.