In the past, I purchased a set of coveralls, in a store on Kashyyk, because I saw another Wookie wearing some. I was never able to euip myself with them, I could only store then at the store. I could not even put them in my backpack. They were subsequently found and taken. I chalked it up to my inexperience and forgot about it.
I want to be sure that if I invest in some armor I will be able to put it on.
SWC is ever-changing. It's like a... think I can't think of a simile for at the moment. Anyways, SWC is not Star Wars Galaxies, where certain races are restricted from wearing or wielding certain armor, clothes, or weapons. If you buy it, you should now be able to equip it to the correct slot: head, hands, chest, back, etc.