If I wear a toga, I can say toga me vestio/induo or toga vestior/induor or I could use the adjective togatus. For normal clothing it is clear what it means when I say that I wear it.
I do not know, however, how to express wearing unusual clothing. Suppose I want to say: "I wear boxes for shoes." In this case "I wear boxes" is not clear enough, since I could wear them in many ways. I could wear a shirt in many ways as well, but not all ways would be equally weird. There is no canonical way to wear a box. I can come up with a couple of Latin translations for this:
- Cistis pro calceis utor.
- Cistis me induo sicut calceis.
- Cistis me calceo. (This is only applicable to clothes that have a related verb.)
- I could use the attribute cistis calceatus in a clause.
In Finnish and English there is a preferred way to express things like this, and other constructions sound weird although they would be understood. I have no idea what construction would be most natural for Latin.
If I want to wear boxes for shoes and a tent for a shirt, how can I express it in Latin? Is there a structure for this kind of expression that I could always use? The actual words (box, shoes, tent, shirt) are not that important; I am interested in the construction. I would prefer to see actual use examples, but I will be satisfied with any justified answer.