Problem here is that the Scapular is to be worn at all times. It is not a sacremental to be worn at one’s pleasure. The whole point of the scapular is to have it on when you die. Since none of us knows that exact time, it is 24/7. Hanging it anywhere but around your neck won’t help at the moment of death. If you are on the job and it is in your truck and you die, it can’t help.
Something I read in another thread earler is how to keep your Scapular clean. If you wash it in the machine, it will diintergrate quickly. Try using a little bodywash or shampoo and massage it in and rinse, then air dry. Having two Scapulars is not unheard of either. I have three. One I wear daily, one I shower with and one that is there for emergencies. I lost one at the doctors once, so I make sure to have another ready.
The entire point of wearing the scapular is to honor Mary in a very special way. The reward is the greatest she can give. You just have to wear your Scapular to recieve this reward. You can not chance you will have time to put it on when you die or that someone else will get it on you.
I have seen several different types of Brown Scapulars and attached medals. As long as they are made with wool and inscribed with the proper words and blest by a priest, then they are okay. People wear medals, only Mary herself said they have to be made of wool.
If you choose to follow this devotion, you have to make some sacrifice or you dishonor Mary. I think that would be bad in the long run.
I do like the Crusader one, are the words inscribed?
Since I follow the Sabattine Priviledge, I decided after yesterday to dust off my “Little Office of Mary” and to try and fit them into my day! I think the more importance that you subscribe to the devotion, the more you will recieve.
I hope you find the right one for yourself. Do ask yourself, though, how Imporatant is this devotion to me? If it is only for the reward and not so much for the honor of Mary, it won’t be of great significance to you (or Her).