I've just had my guise for this evening delivered, late as it is. I am rather pleased with it; it may be a bit flashy, but after all a masquerade was never meant for subtlety. It is all divided down the middle like the mask itself; the frock coat is heavy satin, the left half black and the right half white. Trousers done the same way, one glove white and one black, cane of course and white shirt, black tie, black vest, black cloak.
But the part that pleases me best is the tophat that came from the haberdasher's earlier in the afternoon, half black silk and half white. It's a brilliant thing, I think. I have every intention of making the best of it.