Encouragement a.k.a. How Not To Dress

Everyone has to start at some point, right?

I finally took a deep breath and attempted my first kitsuke in March 2003. I thought I knew better. I felt I could brave the waters. I was invincible.

I failed.

To be brutally honest with myself, my first attempt at kitsuke was rather pitiful. Well, actually, I think the adjectives of embarrassing, mortifying and horrific might be more suitable.

I was impatient and didn’t want to review instructions carefully, nor take the time to dress properly. The end result clearly showed just that.

As encouragement to all those out there new to kitsuke, I’m posting this photos to show that no, you are not the only ones having trouble, and that yes, there is hope!

My words of advice? Patience, truly is a virtue and, if first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

1st Kitsuke

1st Kitsuke

1st Kitsuke

1st Kitsuke

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