I was autistic enough to wear my night desert parka at my university one day thinking no one will know what it is. Its cold and max comfy was desired as it was cold and computer science assignments wont code themselves.
I was approached by a fellow classmate who was around 50 years old and quizzed me if i knew what the parka was. After i said i did and told him i collect stuff like this, he told me he was an armor officer during Desert Storm as a 12C. He said he wore that parka from the start to end. He gave me a thumbs up and went back to work.
I haven't wore the parka in public since.