To clarify I don't mean walts pretending they've served and wearing medals they haven't earned. I just mean people wearing tactical/combat trousers, or gear from surplus stores. I wear a pair of 5.11's in daily life, and had a couple of comments asking if I was a police officer or in armed forces. I set the record straight, explaining I just find them convenient for the number of pockets and they feel quite comfortable when worn in. But I wonder if this is "looked down on" or seen as something to be discouraged by military types?