I have promised to do a post about hakama differences earlier but that will be delayed until possibly August sometime because I'm too busy with anime conventions right now. x) Sorry about that!
I want to say though that for some time ago I placed another order at Shinei. I bought these new geta with a cream colored hanao (thong) featuring the traditional seigaiha pattern. My main reason for buying these was that I needed them for a couple cosplays, but of course I can (and I will) just as well use them for their more traditional purpose – aka kimono kitsuke!
With the same order I also bought a new yukata.
Originally I had planned to post photos of the yukata together with this post but sadly I haven't had time to wear it just yet, so that will have to wait a bit more. I can say though that it's a really unique pattern (for being a men's piece) and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!
Keep an eye out on this blog, I will wear this mystery yukata and take photos later! ;)