Setting: U.S., early 1950's, but general info is also welcome.
Simple question for a fanfic: is it ever heard of for a Baptist minister to wear a clerical collar? From what I've gathered, the Baptists (particularly the Southern Baptists) don't cotton to such things.
To be more specific, my character is a young man who just became a minister in the Free Will Baptist Church of West Virginia. He's meeting some old buddies for the first time since he became a minister, and I want them to see him and stare at some visual cue that "OMG you're a preacher now?!" If it would be really anathema for a Baptist minister like him to wear a clerical collar, what other visible sign could he show? (He is not bringing around his Bible, it's an army reunion.)