"Oh, I love your outfit!"
This announcement was made by a Bounty Hunter in the Cademimu flashpoint, right as we were buffing up.
"Who?" the other Bounty Hunter asked.
"Both you and Sree. I love how you both look!"
I blinked. I'm no fashion maven like Rades or Kamalia, as my rules for toon appearance can be boiled down to three words: "no clown gear".* My Inquisitor looked like a proper Sith in her hood and chest gear. A bit plain, perhaps, but since I was still gearing up I didn't have much more than the chest and leg orange gear at the time. I deliberately turned off the helm view, because I'm not in the mood of staring at a Jason or Scream lookalike for hours at a time.
The second Bounty Hunter spun around, showing off her gear. "Thanks a lot!" she said.
"Thanks!" I added.
I considered that a unique situation until the other day, when I was getting ready for Warsong Gulch. While skimming the team lists, I heard a telltale whisper sound.
"Nice mogging job," someone had pinged me.
I blinked. Again. "It's not mogged," I replied. "It's all current gear."
"Really? I'll inspect you and take some notes."
While I'm sure that I've been inspected before, it felt vaguely voyeuristic that someone wanted to see what my gear was for fashion purposes.
Maybe I ought to avoid Goldshire for a while until this whole fashion thing blows over.
*For example, I still think that Q's T9 Liadrin gear looked the best on him, even if it looked like a generic knight in shining armor. To me, it just looked functional and cool.