I ran into a word recently that I never knew existed and now it is killing me that I forgot what it was.
It was a word that described what someone is wearing that looks like it is military, or of an authority or official, but isn't. Something like perhaps what people sometimes wear from Salvation Army when they ask of donations or maybe some dictators.
I think I perhaps saw it in a New York Times article or even an Economist article. Anyway, I didn't know there was a word for it. Any clues would be appreciated.
Other examples would be a doorman's uniform or Mariachi band member's uniform, seemingly military-like but not. I don't remember the word as being with negative connotation, as in impersonation or masquerading. It was more descriptive.