This thread is making me think that when I get a Brethern hat/shirt, I won't wear it while judging, and while visiting on Friday night, I shall not wear judging gear.
Its all about perceptions and if one is not simultaneously perceived as a judge and as a Brethern, one is not suspected of doing anything wrong.
rich the judge collecting piggy suspenders
St Louis, MO
Eastern Area MOFO
WSM slightly modded, Weber Performer, Smokey Joe Gold, Whatever is handy