I’m definitely not in favor of a transog-esque feature like the Fashionist mod (great mod, just don’t think it should be on Officials, for various reasons.)
That said. I do wish that we could get more armor variety in PvP. As It currently stands, @CodeMage and OP are right. We see the same people running around all the time in the same armors and there is no way to change stats.
While I get that it’s nice in PvP to say “Okay, that’s Pictish Warchief and Godbreaker grips… this dude is gonna hurt”. I don’t think it would ruin the game to deny players immediate information on their opponents vulnerabilities.
Personally, I’d love to see the possibility of customizing the game’s various armors with different stat bonuses or temperature resistances. Such as being able to make an Argossean Phalanx set that provides +10 STR instead of VIT.
That being said. I don’t think it’s a critical feature, and I also think a UI-only reskinning approach would nor suit the base CE experience well. While I love the idea of cultural armors with augmented stats, having stat changes different from you armors’ "usual " is definitely an interesting advantage in PvP and should come at an in-game cost to the player.
Regardless of what FC does, we need more armors of various stats.
Edit this sort of feature would also remove the “P2W” (as some people call it) features of some DLC armors by making various builds possible across armor styles.