This summer some friends, my wife and myself visited France to attent the (one week) seminar of Alain Peyrache. Practice was from 9:00-12:00 and sometimes we did not change clothes (showers too busy) and walked back in our gi's (no hakama). This walk passed several stores and terraces where people sometimes actually stopped their business to check us out
Some pointing, others giggling.
That night having drinks at one the terraces they knew who we were and were received ever so friendly