You see, this is why dress is important. Anyone can win a DSO, but operating behind enemy lines in a pair of cords and top hat, well that takes real courage. It wouldn't do to win a DSO, and then rush out to purchase a top hat. No, that displays a certain calculating consciousness of one's newly found elevation in other soldiers eyes. One must therefore behave quite normally on campaign, wearing comfortable gardening clothes, and assume DSO opportunities present themselves occasionally to other officers.
However, should one arise, you will be correctly attired. Not only will one's dress dumbfound the enemy, presenting an opportunity for a kill or outlandish capture, but one's obit in The Daily Telegraph will be so much more colourful. Of course, if things don't work out, even though many will think you a complete arrse - and you'd be dead - you would still be recalled, in the mess in the early hours, as a true gentleman amateur who played the game.
I wonder if this is the same guy who is described in the classic book "The Phantom Major" as going into combat wearing a pair of sky blue, silk, womens pyjamas and smoking a pipe, whilst working with Stirling in the western desert.
Surely there coudnt have been two such eccentrics.