Hey guys, this is not about winding each other up, it is about our pet peeves. I do not like people who are not in the military/have not been in it wearing military clothing, a simple fact, they have not earned the right, deal with it. If you want to show respect for the service of your relatives by wearing military uniform, then join up. I blame our governments for selling the stuff in the first place.
I'm not trying to wind anyone up (not sure exactly what that means anyway), but I obviously don't think the same way you do about the issue. I don't think there is any 'right' to be earned to wear the clothing I have bought, especially when it was originally paid for by my (or my predecessors') tax dollars. Military clothing is durable, usually comfortable, inexpensive, and sometimes looks good too. I don't do it to offend anyone, to pretend anything, or to dishonor the commitment and sacrifice they have made. They're just functional, practical clothes, to me. That said, I wouldn't wear anything that is distinctive of a specific unit (insignias, etc). And obviously, you are free to remain offended by my blatant wearing of military clothing.