Unfortunately, I am unable to craft or equip any MOD armors at any blacksmith's forge because they simply do not appear under any armor classifications at the forge! I have uninstalled and installed TESV several times and nothing seems to work.
The armor MODs I download are always selected under DATA FILES, and I have been following the developer's intructions step-by-step.
I also do not have a MISC armor classification at any blacksmith's forge, which further prevents me from crafting or equipping MOD armors.
The ONLY MOD armors that do work for me are the ones that do not require a blacksmith's forge to equip them.
There must be a solution to this problem, I know I'm not the only one that's been experiencing these issues.