Something Old, Something New

Posted on October 31, 2012

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When I began assembling my black-tie wardrobe I was eager to obtain every conceivable variation as quickly as possible.  Each time I discovered a previously unknown sartorial tradition such as proper dress watches or proper braces I felt I had to track them down immediately so they would be on hand for my next outing.   A limited budget made that impossible but after ten years of black-tie outings I have come to appreciate the protracted assembly of my ultimate formal kit.  Enjoying a brand new accessory every time I attend an event is just one more way that formal evenings are made special.

I would encourage those who are just starting out on their formal pursuits to be patient and enjoy every moment of the resplendent journey rather than fixating on getting to the final destination as quickly as possible. (Many would say that approach should apply to life in general.)

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