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Maybe I misjudged the place

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
photographed 7.13.2018

They do go on


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.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 8.27.2016

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