Top Six Comments From Strangers About My Sartorial Choices

1. “Nice suit!” – shouted by a second-grader from a school bus window

2. “Are you an artist? You look like an artist.” – from another second-grader, on a bike, asked as I took a picture of a church organ by a dumpster

3. “You’ve got swag. I like your swag.” – youthful, approving Trader Joe’s employee

4. “Bowties are awesome!” – from the Renaissance Faire-employed gent with a leather-holstered hip flask at my child’s parent-teacher conference

5. “If you had a cane, you’d look just like The Joker.” – somewhat insensitive former colleague

6. *points finger, switches to the heavy metal devil horns, then waves* – guy in a passing pickup