Synthmorphs have armor from their frame and can add an armor ware (hardware option only) but have issues with wearing the kinds of armor that biomorphs typically wear.
"The armor inherent to a synthmorph’s or other shell’s frame counts as the first item towards layering. Shells are not designed to wear armor; any armor layered upon them may need to be specially designed to ft their form (perhaps requiring a nanofab Program Test or increasing the Complexity by one step)"--page 214.
Does this have any special interactions with synthetic mask?
Can a steel morph with synthetic mask wear an armor vest and a second skin bodysuit without any special design since the morph is supposed to mimic the human form?
Can hardware armor ware be applied under synthetic mask without being noticeable?
Can hardware equivalents to bioware armor ware (e.g., bioweave) be applied to the second skin?