I know others have stated a little bit about this topic, but I want to try and add more F L A V O R to this idea
Cosmetics for clothes will work like cosmetics for guns, they won’t automatically be on your character, but you would have to find them outside of the main screen.
A player loads up unturned II, they apply a skin for their millater helmet which adds some stickers to it. The player logs into a server, WITHOUT their cosmetics they applied. They find a military base, inside the millatery base they find a helmet, they equip it and shpadoose the helmet has some stickers on it.
Cosmetics would have minor impact on clothing looks. Let’s say you have a green shirt you could turtle decal for that green shirt, or jeans, you could add a cosmetic that makes them looked ripped. You could add a feather to your fedora. Minor things like that I think would be fine for the game. Also they would have no market value, the clothes only the boxes.
Side rant, the durability of clothes should affect how much it can hold and it’s looks and zero it breaks into cloth.
Let me know your thoughts and concerns.