I am not ashamed, not even a little bit.
What I am is slightly obsessed.
Not only with Middle Earth and the beloved characters of my childhood or everything that Peter Jackson has done with the material since The Fellowship Of The Ring.
But with the clothes.
And not just the fancier stuff with the embroidery.
Bilbo's dressing gown.
The simple design of the shirts and the fact braces involved.
Tunics and breeches.
Cloaks and boots.
If I learn to sew properly, with the level of skill I want to, I could happily spend years of my life making this clothing.
And I would wear it too.
Not just because I'm a nerd.
But because it is gorgeous and looks comfortable and fun.
I also wouldn't at all mind living in Bag End but I think the clothing is more attainable than the sort of money that it would take to build something this glorious.