That may or may not be true.
AFAIK, there isn't a legion wide moratorium on trooping anymore and FL Gov. DeSantis lifted basically all Covid restrictions state-wide to fully re-open the state. So there isn't really anything stopping the Florida Garrison from accepting appearance invites and...
The way you laid your thigh plates out for the picture actually needs to be worn the opposite way. Its a very common mistake Jango costumers do with them.
The "cut-in" part canonically is actually there for Jango to easier and more quickly draw his westars, not for fitting around the cod piece.
Ive had my Crow boots for 2+ years now and they are still going strong. Not sure why you would say they won't last long. Up until COVID hit i was trooping at least 1 time per month at a minimum.
I am quite jealous of your real KC's though. Holy grail for any Jango costumer.
Yea getting your head through can be tricky. I can usually only do it if I turn my head to the left (the same direction where the velcro on the shoulder is), even then it's a little bit of tight squeeze but I can manage it.
Were you putting the vest on and then snapping each armor piece on while wearing the vest? That must have made your suit up time really long. You should be able to attach all the armor pieces to the vest and then slip the whole thing on over your head. Saves you the energy and time of having to...