I’ve lived almost my whole life in the western part of Texas, so I think I know how to read a place accurately and quickly.
Turns out, I’m not as good at that as I thought: I did not think Fort Stockton was the kind of place that would need a tuxedo store…
Fort Stockton, Texas
This store, The Famous, has been out of business for years – ten or fifteen, maybe. The last window displays are still there, in all of their faded, out-of-fashion glory. Like this dimpled lad, with his platinum hair and sun-burnt tuxedo. And, isn’t he wearing a surprising amount of eye makeup? Or, maybe that’s what you do when you wear a tux; my experience is pretty limited.